Art Director

December 27, 2022

Job Description

We’re searching for an experienced art director to take the helm of our art department, guiding an extremely talented team of designers who are known for exceptional creativity in the Shopper Marketing division. The ideal art director will bring a mix of artistic, marketing, and business expertise to the position, promoting our company and that of our valued clients. We are looking for an experienced manager, who can inspire and be inspired by others to take our creative efforts to the next level. The ideal candidate will have a natural eye for design and a passion for delivering dynamic ideas that connect with any audience. This is just a test.

Objectives of this role
Oversee the art department by hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, and mentoring staff
Establish art department standards for production, productivity, quality, and client service
Ensure team adheres to current processes, identifies opportunities for improvement, and proposes and creates processes and tools to support design operations
Collaborate with marketing and sales divisions in creating marketing plans and aligning team priorities with business objectives so that high-quality work is delivered on time and on budget
Develop presentation approaches, styles, and techniques for the team
Analyze market trends, consumer needs, and the competitor landscape, and track campaign performance
Work with entire team on a creative audit to elevate innovation and establish a unified brand understanding and company voice
Conceptualize campaign vision, harnessing original graphics, copy, website content, social media, and other marketing materials
Develop creative briefs based on ideas from brainstorming sessions, with direction, schedules, and deliverables for the creative team
Delegate projects to in-house designers and oversee storyboards
Obtain team approval of final layouts, storyboards, and illustrations; encourage members to provide feedback; and respond to internal commentary and requests
Oversee presentation of final concepts and coordinate production and dissemination for cross-organizational use

Required skills and qualifications
Eight or more years of professional experience in graphic design, with four or more years in a management role
Proficiency with design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud
Exceptional ability in typography, layout, and prototyping
Highly skilled in leading a team of creatives
Strong creative vision with attention to business objectives

Preferred skills and qualifications
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in fine art, graphic design, or similar discipline
Experience as an art director
Experience in web development
Solid knowledge of photography and video production