Art Director

  • Eureka Math
  • Richmond, United States

Art Director

Job description

Great Minds®, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK–12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Art Director to support its popular Eureka Math® curriculum.

COMPANY PROFILE

At Great Minds, we believe every child is capable of greatness. We can help teachers help children achieve it.

Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our mathematics curriculum, Eureka Math, our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, and our new science curriculum, PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of mathematics, the humanities, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 600 people.

For additional information, please visit www.greatminds.org.

OUR MARKET POSITION

Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ Net Promoter Score®. Eureka Math and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom and PhD Science, embrace high expectations for all students and teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORK FOR US?

Eureka Math team members are dedicated educators and professionals from all over the country. Working remotely, we engage with colleagues primarily through virtual platforms and email communication. Our work is generally project-based and is a mix of collaborative and independent assignments. In terms of performance, what we value most is high-quality work, commitment, initiative, and effective collaboration and communication.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Great Minds seeks an Art Director to oversee the vision and production of images and other visual media used in book pages, book covers, packaging, video and digital content.

Reporting to the CAO of Mathematics, the Art Director will be responsible for ensuring all images support instruction while representing the aesthetic and voice of the brand. The candidate must understand student and teacher users in the PK–12 space in order to design clear and beautiful products that reflect the craft and coherence of our PK–12 mathematics curriculum.

Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit, build relationships with, and oversee the work of independent illustrators, photographers, writers, and designers. Have a strong appreciation that illustrations, videos, and ancillary multimedia play an important part of student and teacher experience with the Eureka Math curriculum and products.
  • Deliver an extraordinary student and teacher experience with the artistic elements of each program component.
  • Improve quality results by optimizing our processes surrounding art production.
  • Meet cost standards by monitoring expenses and implementing cost-saving actions.
  • Determine production schedules by conferring with writing and production departments.
  • Review and provide art guidance for marketing materials.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends related to the use of art in curricular products by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Bring new ideas and innovation to Great Minds products.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Bachelor's degree in related major, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in direct creative design work
  • Portfolio of previous work that displays an ability to turn an idea into a visual piece
  • 5+ years’ experience implementing a creative process applied to print and digital media
  • Experience in book page design
  • Experience managing internal and remote creative staff
  • Ability to storyboard/sketch or translate ideas to designers and other stakeholders to spark further idea generation or refinement
  • Resilience in accepting creative feedback and managing multiple inputs while being able to clearly articulate a well-thought-out point of view
  • Strong conceptual thinker and creative problem solver
  • Extensive experience and proficiency with current graphic design software and tools, practices, and procedures, including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) Microsoft products, HTML, and others required to accomplish creation, review, and output for print and digital delivery
  • Ability to give direction and critique with diplomacy
  • Ability to manage a design team and interact with editorial and production teams remotely
  • Ability to anticipate the implications of artistic guidelines across varied products and media
  • Flexible, versatile nature with the willingness to prioritize efforts to align with organizational goals
  • Sensitivity to audience, political circumstance, market realities, and customer needs across communications
  • Intellectual curiosity and keen attention to detail

DETAILS

  • Full-time.
  • Located in Richmond, VA; can be a remote position.
  • Excellent benefits package.

Please apply on our Careers page: https://greatminds.recruitee.com. If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required.

Applicants MUST provide a link to an online portfolio or to a PDF (no larger than 10 MB) that presents the applicant’s best work in both range and execution. The presentation should include design items created by the applicant and that demonstrate acumen in book design and output to print and digital delivery. The portfolio should contain examples of past printed and digital pieces.