About the job
Award winning, full service Marketing and Advertising company located in Downtown Tampa is seeking a Jr. Art Director to join our innovative team. We are a group of kick ass entrepreneurial marketers who collectively gather to develop strategies that drive action. Our unique team is currently composed of over 100 individuals and growing. PPK is a creative force that pushes the limits and takes risks, encouraging out of the box thinking and doing the unexpected. We’re not only creative, but we are doer’s who continuously motivate and inspire each other to accomplish a vision from start to finish. It’s our drive and ability to inspire and execute that has brought us the success and growth we are experiencing.
The Jr. Art Director is responsible for producing quality graphics, layouts and mechanicals supporting the development of the visual aspects of advertisements across a campaign, whether it is outdoor, digital display, direct mail, point of sale, display banners or TV/online video ads. A Jr. Art Director at PPK must be far more than a pixel pusher. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working mostly independently, as well as collaborating with Art Directors and Writers. This person should display a desire to create original work that is relevant, resonating, and remembered, regardless of assignment. The role reports to an Associate Creative Director, Creative Director, or Senior Art Director
Must have a wide variety of computer, technical and creative skills.
Strong design background required.
Must be able to understand the production possibilities and limitations, both technical and monetary, of various print and collateral production methods.
Needs to understand how graphics translate to digital and social.
Generate clear ideas and concepts in tandem with the copywriter.
Produce sketches, storyboards, roughs to visualize ideas.
Cooperate with the rest of the creative team across different types of media.
Under the guidance of Senior staffers take work from concept to final execution within deadlines.
Present completed ideas to Art Directors and Creative Directors.
Stay on top of all trends and maintain best practices.
Must be proficient in: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
Working knowledge in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro a plus.
Relevant education and ideally 1-3 years of experience in an advertising agency environment.
Hands on experience with logo design, typography, color, web layout design, print production, image selection and package design.
Digital display (static & animated) experience preferred; HTML experience a plus.
Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio.
Incorporate feedback and take/give direction well.
Team player with strong communication skills.
Pass pre-employment drug screening and background.
Medical, Dental and Vision
Paid Time Off
Relaxed work environment
Growth and Advancement Opportunities
Hybrid work schedule
*PPK does not discriminate based on race, sex, color of hair, skin art, cats or dogs, toilet paper over or under, pineapple on pizza, or whether you believe that Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. We welcome all ideas, individuals, characters and backgrounds. That’s what makes us a successful functioning team of creators, making a difference in our community.