Art Director
March 5th, 2019

ADVERTISING ART DIRECTION ART PRODUCTION BRANDING COLLATERAL DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGN ICON DESIGN PRINT DESIGN TYPOGRAPHY WEB DESIGN


Job Description

Dodd Creative Group is currently seeking a creative genius to join our growing design team on a full-time basis.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years professional experience and a portfolio that demonstrates strong conceptual skills, print media expertise, familiarity with a breadth of other media types (especially logo design and environmental graphics), and a knack for making even the mundane look beautiful. The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, energetic, flexible, and driven to continually learn and improve his/her craft.

We’re a nimble team with a wide variety of services, so the person filling this position will be wearing many hats, and will frequently be asked to take on new and unfamiliar tasks. We’re looking for someone who sees this as an opportunity, not a burden.

This is on-site, full-time position at our studio in Dallas, Texas.


Job Responsibilities

The Art Director will report to the Creative Directors. His/her responsibilities will include:

  • Graphic design (concept development, design & layout, revisions, mechanical art production), primarily in print & environmental media
  • Present work internally (to the CD & other leadership), as well as externally (to clients)
  • Proofreading & occasional participate in copyrighting/editing/naming
  • Maintain well-organized, well-built files
  • Keep in constant communication with the CD & account managers about project status
  • Manage one’s own workload & deadlines, and stay on top of multiple tasks & projects in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Stay up-to-date on current industry trends, technologies, theories, etc.
  • Continually learn & improve
  • May occasionally be required to travel for out-of-town meetings

Job Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
  • 5+ years of professional experience working as a designer or art director at a graphic design studio or ad agency
  • Extensive experience developing real-world projects from concept to completion in print media
  • Highly proficient in Adobe CC apps (including latest versions of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop) on the Mac
  • A fast learner who is highly organized, detail-oriented, self-starting & great at multitasking
  • Excellent problem solver & creative thinker
  • Adept at taking/applying constructive criticism
  • Positive attitude; up for any challenge; no job too big or too small
  • Professional appearance & demeanor
  • Good verbal & written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with design of environmental graphics, web design & logo design
  • Experience with copywriting & proof-reading
  • Experience with art direction of other creatives (junior designers, photographers, etc)
  • Interest in growing into a leadership role

How to Apply

Please apply by email. Applicants MUST submit a résumé and online portfolio link or PDF samples of your work (limit emailed/uploaded files to 10MB). Candidates without a portfolio and résumé will NOT be considered for this position. Please do not contact us by phone.

No agencies or recruiters, please.



Email creative@doddcreative.com 

Posted By
Benjamin Rush

For over 25 years, Dodd Creative Group has been producing award-winning branding, signage, environmental graphics, print, and web design for the real estate industry. From our Dallas-based studio, we partner with amazing clients across the country, consistently delivering unmatched industry expertise, incredible creativity, and superior service. Learn more at http://www.doddcreative.com.

URL
http://http://www.doddcreative.com

Location
Dallas, TX, TX

Job Type
Full-time