Industrial Color Freelance Art Director in New York, New York

About Industrial Color Brands

Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals providing a full range of essential production services. For over 25 years, Industrial Color Brands has led the industry by delivering innovative, state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to our clients.

Our group of vertically integrated companies – Industrial Color Studios, Smashbox Studios, Click 3X and globaledit – offers end-to-end services including e-Commerce photo studio facilities, on-site photo production, photo and video capture, retouching, post-production, and creative workflow solutions. We serve all categories including fashion, retail, advertising, media and entertainment worldwide.

The role:

The Freelance Art Director will work closely with the senior retouching staff and internal production account managers on a 2-3 month project for a high-end luxury jeweler. Candidates must have the ability to successfully manage and produce high image volume projects while maintaining the utmost in accuracy and the highest visual quality. Candidates must be well versed in Adobe Photoshop. A developed eye and appreciation of professional photography and advertising art is an important factor for consideration and success in the position. We are looking to meet art directors who have experience being the "eyes" for the brand. The art director would traffic a high volume of imagery within the studio. This would include checking that the retouching meets the client guidelines and aesthetic, quality checking the retouching, cropping and providing final files. Successful candidates need to have experience with and a high understanding of luxury jewelry aesthetic.


  • Review retouching of imagery and ensure it meets clients requirements and visual standards

  • Perform quality control check on final images prior to delivery of final assets

  • Delegate work to retouchers and keep the project moving forward

A successful applicant will have:

  • A critical eye

  • Experience marking up images to meet a client aesthetic

  • Experience giving visual feedback on retouching

  • Ability to work efficiently and quickly on high volume while maintaining the quality

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work well in a team dynamic, with a range of personalities, roles and skill-sets


  • College degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in communications, graphic arts, or a related field of study