Creative Director

Palm Springs
Nov 12, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Joseph Hinman
Full Time
Creative Services Director

Experience Required - Minimum of 3 years managing creative staff with a strong understanding of magazine layout and design, print to digital workflow systems and web technology.

Desert Publications Inc., publisher of Palm Springs Life and more than 20 other regional lifestyle and visitor publications and digital products, seeks a Creative Director to oversee design and production of print and digital products, marketing collaterals, commercial graphic design and digital printing.

The successful candidate will manage editorial, advertising, marketing and commercial art directors and lead the companys transition to digital design for web, email blasts and mobile apps. The creative services director will:

* Provide oversight and management to all design
* Help designers parlay their print skills into the digital realm
* Synchronize the planning, design and production of all publications and marketing initiatives to ensure consistent branding and trade dress across all media
* Position the commercial graphics team to create revenue streams in digital, print and digital printing services.

* Manage creative assets, including trademarks, photography archive, etc.

This manager must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and have experience Adobe Digital Publishing or other publishing platforms for mobile media.

Stellar work samples, prior staff management experience and a desire to live in the Palm Springs area will factor into our hire. No relocation expenses paid. Salary range from $70-$85K annually.

This is a full-time, salaried position. EOE. Send cover letter, resume, and work samples electronically to or to Editor C/O, Desert Publications Inc., P.O. Box 2724, Palm Springs, CA 92263.

Salary history, cover letter or note and work samples as noted above. Local candidates preferred. Relocation expenses are NOT included. No Phone Calls Please.