Senior Art Director/Senior Designer — Off Madison Ave
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR/ SENIOR DESIGNER JOB SUMMARY
Off Madison Ave seeks a talented Art Director/Senior Designer with strong digital skills to play an important creative role in our agency growth and across our portfolio of projects.
What will you design? Well, that depends on the client. Our work spans a range of projects, including digital display and social advertising to landing pages and websites and integrated campaigns and offline tactics, including brand development, print, direct mail and more. You will have a hand in all phases of a project from conception to execution, upholding the highest standards of excellence along the way.
Off Madison Ave’s work is multi-disciplinary, spanning brand development, marketing communications, web/interactive design, digital product development, advertising campaigns, print, social, audio/video, and more. The ideal candidate understands how these disciplines relate to one another on a holistic level and knows how to create and inhabit a brand’s character, providing authentic, engaging solutions that achieve measurable business
Who are you? You’re a seasoned creative with a portfolio that demonstrates a deep understanding of digital and physical experiences and consists of successful projects that you have played a leading role in designing and developing.
You’re used to juggling deadlines and projects, but you are also adept at identifying issues before they become problems. You do not just answer a brief but instead always ask: Can this be smarter, simpler, more elegant? Does this deliver on strategic business objectives?
You relentlessly refine your craft and are inspired and humbled by the opportunity to work with others in creating better futures. You possess a growth mindset and a “yes, and” mentality. You value and demonstrate empathy at all company levels, present a strong POV, and build a compelling story through a presentation, regardless of size.
The position is for our Phoenix office, but our team is currently working remotely during the pandemic. Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive health benefits, 401k and PTO package.
FUNCTIONS & RESPOSIBILITIES
-Design and develop answers to challenges that meet or exceed strategic objectives
-Develop and apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color, and other elements to create innovative ideas that align with business and user needs
-Demonstrate the ability to develop and apply typographic grids, systems thinking and design best practices
-Provide quality assurance and constructive feedback on creative deliverables
-Communicate and succinctly articulate concept rationales
-Articulate your vision and lead the development of creative work based on business needs and strategy
-Contribute to briefs and create resulting work to ensure the appropriate level of aspiration and accountability is maintained
-Effectively scope, resource, and manage multiple projects, partners, and team members
-Tenaciously concept and refine your work and thinking and possess the ability to let ideas go if they do not measure up
-Contribute to the development of the creative team and agency as a thinker and doer through meaningful feedback, timely critique, and ongoing improvement
-Elevate strategic thinking, design processes and work within the agency
-Work as a strategic partner to internal agency teams and external partners
SKILLS & ABILITIES
-Humility and a sense of humor, backed by optimism and an inventive spirit
-Possess and foster a collaborative mindset
-Solid presentation skills that establish trust with clients and teammates alike
-Meet deadlines and handle more than one project at a time
-Distill complicated issues and guide work to meet them
-Appreciate and maintain strong partner/client management skills
-An impressive online portfolio showcasing multiple types of projects and solutions
-Excellent design and typography skills
-An ability to think in pictures, words, time, and sound
-6+ years of experience in a design studio or agency setting
-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent demonstrated experience
-Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
-Expertise in UI design and the ability to generate meaningful experiences across digital channels and beyond
-Solid UI design and prototyping skills
-Proficiency in Figma, Sketch or InVision
-Animation and video editing skills a plus
-A strong track record of agency experience and impactful work
-A talent for extracting the beauty out of a problem
-A passion for learning driven by curiosity
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time per day; use hands repetitively for computer work; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to a heated and/or air conditioned office environment with adequate ventilation. The noise level in the primary work environment is usually moderate, and typical of noises occurring in an office setting.
HOW TO APPLY
If you think you’re a match, please apply with both your resume, cover letter and work samples to email@example.com with Senior Art Director in the email subject line. No phone calls, please.
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