Art Director
Mar 13, 2017

Graphic Design   Art Direction


Job Description

We are seeking an Art Director with 4-6 years of progressive experience in the graphic design field. You will be responsible for leading and managing the conception, design and execution of visual materials for a range of tech clients. You will be accountable for delivering work on time and within budget, and producing high-quality work and exceptional results for clients.

Like all agencies, we’re looking for candidates who have exceptional organizational skills and can juggle multiple accounts and assignments with various deadlines. What will make you a cultural fit is if you are a leader with natural curiosity and self-motivation to learn and expand your abilities.


Job Responsibilities

Qualified candidates must have:

  • At least 4 to 6 years of progressive experience in the public relations/communications field
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in graphic design, marketing, advertising or a related field
  • Experience supervising junior or production designers
  • Strategic mindset
  • Deep understanding of design principles
  • The ability to create, articulate and document meaningful user-centered online experience
  • A positive and collaborative personality
  • The ability to clearly and confidently present your work in front of both internal and external clients
  • Work resourcefully, offering a variety of alternative solutions to creative problems
  • Resolve most questions and problems independently, seeking counsel where appropriate and making recommendations on complex issues
  • Don’t shy away from hands-on work. Be ready to jump in with the highest level of design quality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Expert knowledge of digital communications and print production processes
  • Proficiency with Mac OSX, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines on a daily basis in a team-oriented environment
  • Web design background (not development)
  • Advanced design skills in Adobe products (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Natural curiosity to learn new systems and platforms, and what is new in design trends
  • Hands-on experience with WordPress, Hubspot experience a plus
    • Hubspot COS certified a plus
    • Some HTML coding


Job Qualifications

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop conceptual directions, both independently and as part of an integrated team
  • Translate ideas into conceptual designs that engage, enlighten and inspire the end user, maintaining campaign and brand continuity
  • Collaborate with Creative Director, Graphic Designers and Copywriters to refine concepts
  • Lead group reviews of creative work, adding perspective and taking direction as needed
  • Lead client, and internal creative review meetings, professionally presenting the department’s work and persuasively explaining design rationale
  • Guide other designers in the development of all skills relevant to their growth as professional designers
  • Keep current on advertising campaigns, design trends, and industry technology, sharing findings with the department to facilitate new ways of thinking, working, and problem solving
  • Assist the creative director in producing design flats for client website redesign projects
  • Front-end use of WordPress and Hubspot platforms
  • Design support for inbound marketing efforts


How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio to boconnor@ideagrove.com.  Please note: this is not a virtual position and no relocation reimbursement will be provided. No phone calls and no recruiters please.



Email boconnor@ideagrove.com  Phone 9722353439

Posted By
Brigid OConnor

Idea Grove is one of the fastest-growing inbound PR and digital marketing firms in the Southwest representing technology leaders in enterprise software, cloud computing, open data, and mobile. We even have clients that are venturing into technology of the future like virtual reality and autonomous driving. We may be boutique-sized, but we’ve beat out some of the largest and most prestigious firms in the business to earn our client roster. We are committed to providing value to our

URL
http://www.ideagrove.com

Location
Dallas, TX

Job Type
full-time