CREATIVE DIRECTOR

The Creative Director -  is a key member of the leadership team and partners closely with Product Development, Brand Marketing, Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, and Store Design team. He/ she will develop creative programs and design concepts that meet and exceeds the business objectives of our clients and company.

The creative director  is also responsible for creating the vision, strategy, design, and messaging guidelines for all our branded experiences, focusing on products and  custom design projects. This talented and driven person will create the strategic approach to ensure all design projects are facilitated from creative development through final execution.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Provide strong creative direction and quality control over concepts and projects

  • Work with the cross-functional leads to design, estimate, create, manage, track, and drive deadlines for new and existing projects

  • Drive innovation and establish a future vision for technology, including digital fabrication , advanced manufacturing , electronics, and robotics.

  • Build a high-performance team; hire and retain the right talent in the right roles; set goals, delegate work, hold reports accountable; develop and empower direct reports to make decisions and take action

  • Establish individual goals and objectives for direct reports in support of the Company’s strategic goals and objectives

  • Supervise an internal team of designers, 3D artists, technologists, and producers to develop and execute creative projects.

Qualifications

  • Extensive architectural related design experience

  • Business oriented entrepreneur that demonstrate leadership and can develop big creative vision that he/ she can articulate  and exucte

  • Insanely great in what he/she does

  • experience is required but most importantly understanding what the latest technology does and what it can do in the future is a must

  • Creative experience with multiple media types with 3d visual storytelling skills a must

  • Past experience with User Experience design

  • Experience succeeding in a fast-paced growth environment involving time-sensitive, complex projects

  • Architecture Background a plus

  • Must provide a portfolio of relevant work samples. (via URL or PDF)

Competencies

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills

  • Strong negotiating skills

  • Inspiring and leading creative people

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, achievement based environment

  • Ability to design by hand and computer

  • Ability to motivate and lead others in the development and execution of creative projects .

  • Ability to direct and manage external creative teams and agencies

  • Be of exemplary moral and ethical character

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office and Mac platform proficiency

  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite

  • Extensive experience with Auto Cad , Maya, and Rhino 3D softwares

Education and /or Experience

  • Bachelors or masters Degree

Travel

  • 25-40% of this position is travel. Weekends Included

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 PRODUCT DESIGNER

Our goal is to create the most innovative products for the building industry.Will you up for the challenge and shape the future with us? Then join us in shaping the functionality, look and feel of products across multiple  mediums by taking projects from concept ideation, through iterative design processes, to final implementation. Build user analysis, wireframes, visual design explorations, final comps, interactive and moving prototypes, design documentation, and production specifications. Incorporate research, analytics and user feedback to generate strategic, well-informed design solutions. 

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, Human Computer Interaction, or closely-related field.

  • Experience in designing creative architectural products

  • Additional experience must include: visual design, including asset production and redlines;  user research (e.g. observational studies, user interviews), flow charts, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, prototyping, and documentation;  user testing and validation through user interviews; working collaboratively on a cross-functional team across all phases of the product lifecycle, from insights generation to strategy and concept ideation.

Competencies

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills

  • Strong negotiating skills

  • Inspiring and leading creative people

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, achievement based environment

  • Ability to design by hand and computer

  • Ability to motivate and lead others in the development and execution of creative projects .

  • Ability to direct and manage external creative teams and agencies

  • Be of exemplary moral and ethical character

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office and Mac platform proficiency

  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite

  • Extensive experience with Auto Cad , Maya, and Rhino 3D softwares

  • Education and /or Experience

    • Bachelors or masters Degree

  • Travel

    • 25-40% of this position is travel. Weekends Included

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BRAND OFFICER

This role, leads the marketing, creative and brand strategy for the company. Leading an internal creative team of branding experts, art direction and graphic design, web development and account management. Help build the in-house, creative team from the ground up, laying the foundation for the brand and culture that our company is committed to be. This individual will be a member of the company's senior management team and will serve as a strategic business partner that contributes with a strong, cross-collaborative team spirit.

Responsibilities

  • a dynamic Marketing leader with best-in-class marketing training (i.e. strong marketing fundamentals), with particular expertise in building brand equity and awareness, national brand communication, activation and product innovation

  • In concert with the Senior Leadership Team, develop and implement brand building strategies and other consumer-driven initiatives to accelerate growth and increase market share and household penetration. This will include assessing the impact of consumer and macroeconomic trends, analyzing geographies and categories, reviewing the Company's capabilities, developing competitive intelligence, and recommending strategies to win. 

  • Provide brand building leadership by assessing the competitive landscape, deeply understanding consumer needs, defining the brand strategy and vision and empowering team members to execute marketing plans.

  • expand the brand to new audiences, ensuring customer service and other business activities align with the brand. 

  • modifying the brand to reposition the company within the market.

  • Successfully manage agency relationships to ensure that advertising and promotional initiatives are cost-effective, drive ROI and are consistent with the company's overall strategy.

  •  Provide organizational leadership which drives new innovation via a multi-year product pipeline and robust R&D plans.

  • Recruit, retain, and inspire a world-class  team of highly engaged, collaborative professionals to support the future growth and development of the strategic marketing and brand building function.

Qualifications 

  • Proven brand builder with 10+ years of progressive B2C and B2B marketing experience and success leading integrated marketing & advertising campaigns and teams of 10+ people. Must have expertise in brand launches and/or relaunches both conceptually and strategically. Must be a results-oriented, ROI driven marketer who can tie investments back to business growth.

  • Strategic "Doer": Naturally proactive with a strong strategic mind grounded in the consumer viewpoint and untapped opportunities for the business.

  • Clarifies and simplifies complex information, spotting trends and possibilities that lead to new business opportunities. Happy to "roll up the sleeves" as needed to get the work done.

  • Relevant Scale & Complexity: Proven track record successfully leading marketing for a business of comparable scale and complexity. Experience working in a premium or luxury business ideal.

  • Digital Expertise / Technical Savvy: Adept at utilizing social and digital channels, as well as traditional media channels to engage consumers. Has led robust research and analytics programs with the ability to generate new knowledge, approaches and consumer understanding. Proven expertise building, executing, and measuring data-driven marketing programs across online and offline channels.

  • Consumer-Centric: Intense consumer focus; intrinsic ability to get to the heart of consumer issues and  anticipatE their wants and needs.

  • Education:

    • Undergraduate degree in marketing, business or a related field required; MBA preferred

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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The successful candidate is able to effectively manage a regional sales territory through use of manufacturer’s and direct sales representatives. Crucial to success in this position will include sales activity oversight and focus, accountability on sales quotas, account development, customer relations, business partner relations, marketing and communication. This position works with the Marketing Manager to develop marketing programs and materials such as advertising and event support. 

Responsibilities

  • Handle entire inside sales process from proposal to close; reach or exceed sales quotas.

  • Attend special training of products and/or services to understand technical aspects of solutions.

  • Track activity, prepare and maintain records for sales leads and account status.

  • Solicits and maintain contact with current and prospect key accounts.

  • Sell the company's products and/or services to established customers or new prospects.

  • Develop opportunities from prospect level to deal close.

  • Identify and clearly communicate ideas, creative needs, and assessments of prospects concerns to internal staff, including project managers, estimators and in-house designers.

  • Manage accounts , find solutions to client concerns, and exceed client expectations.

  • Develop and implement sales plan and budget; develop sales territories and quotas.

  • Manage manufacturer’s sales representatives including hiring, training, developing key accounts and providing tools necessary for optimum performance.

  • Manage direct sales representatives including hiring, training, developing key accounts and providing tools necessary for optimum performance.

  • Ensure all pertinent data is entered / maintained in CRM and that sales team is using it to its full potential.

  • Ensure the sales team is working effectively with all parts of the organization.

  • Travel to sales representative’s territories to help close orders and provide training/monitoring/mentoring individual team members.

  • Develop yearly trade show attendance plan and coordinate all tasks needed for successful participation.

  • Help develop new business opportunities.

  • Compile and evaluate data on new accounts, market trends/conditions, and competitive products/pricing.

  • Effectively communicate needs for sales and marketing efforts from other departments ; coordinates these efforts.

Qualifications 

  • Five (5) years Business to Business sales experience required; two (2) year building industry sales experience preferred.

  • Ability to sell "value" and not just price.

  • Outstanding customer service and proven leadership skills.

  • Clear and professional verbal / written communication skills.

  • Interest in innovation, technology, design, architecture, fabrication, manufacturing.

  • Exceptional relationship building, collaboration and communication skills with an unstoppable intellectual curiosity.

  • Ability to read blueprints, technical documents, and conduct site surveys.

  • Must be able to work in areas of Baltimore, MD and D.C. metropolitan areas, and possess reliable transportation for travel throughout the DMV region.

  • A willingness and ability to travel domestically (up to 25%), required.

  • Experience w/project management, CRM and accounting software required; Sage CRM & Sage 100, a bonus.

  • Knowledge and understanding of marketing and communications (development of ads, product promo pieces, trade shows, sales support documentation).

  • A proven ability to drive the sales process from planning to closing the deal.

  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skill.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or sales for the building industry related work experience.

Compensation

  • NO CAP commission plan 

Job Type:

  • Full-time 

This internship is a great opportunity to learn how design , technology, and business work together in a fast-paced creative environment . Interns will utilize industrial design and production processes to create tangible prototypes and products , manage vendor relations, and assist other designers as needed.  Interns will also learn how to create presentations and communicate the essence of creative design ideas to  various stakeholders . Also will gain experience working with different types of computer-aided design and production softwares.

Requirements : Must have a strong interest to create innovative design,  continually learn new technology , and love working in a creative startup environment. Also must have a  creative design portfolio and  degree or certification in design related fields including : interior, architecture, engineering, industrial design, game design , graphics etc ... Please send your portfolio , resume and letter of interest to martaalistudios@gmail.com 

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