The Design Studio Director develops, manages, and produces all of OLIPOP’s design assets, from the smallest graphic design to the most complex experiential builds. The Director of Design Studio manages the creative output of the OLIPOP Design Studio. They establish and supervise all design and technical processes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all creative design projects and production for the OLIPOP brand, spanning campaigns, physical content, packaging, point-of-sale materials, digital assets, and beyond.
  • Act as the primary liaison between internal and external stakeholders, ensuring seamless communication and timely delivery of all creative work.
  • Spearhead the identification and implementation of optimized processes, efficiencies, and workflows to empower our cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate closely on the creative briefing process, providing expert guidance on timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
  • Establish internal service level agreements (SLAs) and team expectations regarding deliverables and timelines.
  • Effectively manage the creative studio budget, allocating resources across equipment, travel, vendors, and staffing needs.
  • Elevate the creative function through inspirational leadership, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and excellence.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to our creative teams, nurturing their professional growth and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 7+ years of experience managing design production in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry or a design studio environment, with a proven track record of success.
  • Extensive experience supervising multiple design disciplines, including packaging, point-of-sale materials, print & out-of-home advertising, experiential design, web design, email marketing, and SMS campaigns.
  • Proficiency with design quality control, assessment, review, and analysis, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence.
  • Thorough understanding of both physical and digital production methods, coupled with a passion for staying abreast of industry trends and best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including staff management, team development, and the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Prior experience developing project briefs, defining internal design processes, and establishing effective communication channels between stakeholders and the design studio.
  • Proven track record of managing studio budgets, ensuring financial accountability and resource optimization.
  • Familiarity with CPG industry design regulations, particularly in areas such as packaging and ADA compliance.
  • Experience leading a design team with direct reports, coupled with proficiency in project management tools such as Asana or similar platforms.

 

REPORTS TO:

Head of Marketing

 

COMPENSATION:

$170,000-$185,000 base salary plus bonus

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