Designer/Art Director II
February 2nd, 2018


Job Description

Do you have a passion for design, art direction, and great causes? Then we are looking for you!

That is if you are a Designer/Art Director with 3+ years of professional experience, who has great conceptual skills, the ability to self-manage, a decent sense of humor, the ability to handle a wide range of non-profit clients, and the drive to solve design problems in multiple strategic and tasteful ways.

Strong conceptual skills, a background in digital design, and proven experience in print will all help ensure the Designer II can succeed at Pursuant. Our work crosses healthcare, foundations, faith, and humanitarian efforts include a variety of media: print, direct mail, digital, web, and often video.

Specific experience in fundraising / direct marketing will be especially useful in developing the kind of work that exceeds our clients’ needs and adheres to fundraising best practices.


Job Responsibilities

  • Developing and producing original ideas and creative concepts for direct marketing campaigns, with responsibility for the overall visual aspects of client assignments in digital and print media
  • Working closely with a copywriting partner, as well as collaborating with other team members including creative director, designers/art directors, production artists, photo/video, web developers, and print production, to form a productive creative partnership
  • Solving problems per the Creative Brief and the assignment, but also responding to underlying needs not voiced by clients
  • Bringing a mature and always-curious perspective to understanding target audiences and what makes them “click”
  • Producing digitally-rendered creative concepts to communicate ideas to the client
  • Presenting creative concepts and rationale grounded in strategy, with the confidence to explain and support their thinking to the account team and directly to clients
  • Staying current on trends and innovative ideas that fit the opportunities we have to influence client fundraising results
  • Ensuring deadlines and budgets are met effectively
  • Reporting to the Creative Director, with mentorship from the Sr. Designer.

Job Qualifications

Requirements:

  • 3-6 years’ experience in art direction or design within an agency or in-house creative department
  • A great portfolio with a keen eye for conceptual thinking, visual details, and accuracy
  • Prior fundraising and direct marketing experience a huge plus
  • Strong technical skills in Adobe CS appropriate to their level of experience; fluent in today’s technologies, terms, and media as they apply to design
  • Superior eye for strategy, layout, graphic design, and typography. Videography experience a plus.
  • Digital marketing chops in both email, social media, and web experiences
  • Ability to both lead by influence and example, great listener, good communicator, team player
  • Great sense of humor, eager to learn, and patient
  • This is very specifically a mid-level art direction position. If you are a Senior Art Director/Designer or fancy yourself beyond a “Senior” title, then this is not the right job for you.

Desired but not required:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in design or art direction with a focus in digital media
  • A knowledge of non-profit work
  • A big stomach – we love to eat

How to Apply

Please apply directly to our online applicant system by clicking here or going to our careers page at https://www.pursuant.com/about-us/careers/designerart-director-ii/. If you have any questions, please send all inquiries to lindsey.burkhart@pursuant.com. Thank you!  



Email lindsey.burkhart@pursuant.com  Phone 214.866.7728

Posted By
Lindsey Burkhart

The Pursuant Group (http://www.pursuant.com), based in Dallas, Texas, exists to inspire passionate people to change the world through great causes. We empower nonprofit leaders to deliver on their mission by more effectively connecting resources to vision. Pursuant is the only technology-enabled, data-driven, full-service fundraising firm dedicated to helping nonprofits experience fundraising success. Founded in 2001, Pursuant partners with health and human service organizations, educational institutions, athletic programs, hospitals, faith-based organizations, and churches to impact lives through intelligent data, proven strategies, and award-winning creative to grow and sustain revenue.

URL
http://https://www.pursuant.com/

Location
Dallas, TX, TX

Job Type
Full-time