Art Director

Art Director

The Art Director is responsible for pairing knowledge with creative and content strategies in order to develop impactful brand experiences that deliver against key business goals and objectives while driving innovation throughout the organization.

Reports to creative director. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative and effective creative solutions that are on-brand, emotionally compelling, and drive response, creating for various media types.
  • Helps establish and maintain the highest standards of creation throughout the agency.
  • Attends creative input meetings to develop creative strategies and implements all creative requirements including, but not limited to, copy, layout, illustrations, final art, and photography.
  • Helps to direct, guide, and develop creative solutions and monitors the quality of finished artwork and conceptual materials produced by internal and freelance artists.
  • Proactively collaborates with the creative director, as well as copywriters, designers, account services, and other departments to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Develops and presents strategic creative rationales and creative concepts both internally and externally.
  • Proofs and approves finished art and conceptual materials; supervises edits as needed.
  • In collaboration with the traffic manager, helps to select vendors for jobs and is involved in signing off on layouts, artwork, photography, in-house proofs, press-proofs, etc.
  • Engages in any personal development necessary to stay current in advertising techniques and standards, and research activity required to become more familiar with clients’ businesses.
  • Performs additional duties as deemed appropriate by the creative director

What You’ll Bring to The Table:

  • 7+ years’ experience working in advertising, campaign creation, branding, design, photography, and video
  • Proficient in industry-leading software and technologies. Special consideration is given to those who are also knowledgeable in developing comprehensive user experiences (UI/UX) and have on-set experience for photo and video shoots, inclusive of creating scripts, storyboards, and overall project direction.
  • Superior visual and conceptual skills; you are able to socialize and present creative work to cross-functional groups and clients
  • Demonstrated ability with integrated creative; you have the skill set to be able to translate concepts into creative tactics and deliverables, utilizing a variety of media from print to digital.
  • Proficient information-seeking skills and a drive for results; you’re able to synthesize insights from a diverse team to formulate holistic strategic recommendations
  • A natural curiosity that drives you to learn, research, and investigate. You are well-versed in design trends and best practices and are in tune with our ever-evolving marketplace
  • Strong interpersonal, written, presentation, and oral communication skills
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating breadth of design and strategic thinking

Benefits:

  • Company events and outings (anything from ziplining to live music!)
  • Anniversary bonuses
  • Flexible office hours
  • Summer Fridays
  • Paid holidays and vacations
  • Education reimbursement
  • Health and wellness support and rewards
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with company match
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • $25,000 life insurance policy

Salary will be tailored to the candidate based upon their experience and capabilities.

Ready to join the team?  Submit your resume, portfolio and salary requirements to the attention of Jen Hazaert, Human Resources Director at jen@goelement.com.

Element is an equal opportunity employer.