321 is a creative marketing agency using strategic data to create the kinds of meaningful moments that connect, inspire and engage. Our team looks for and values coworkers who are able to focus on what matters, bring solutions to the table, take ownership over their work, and are champions for the mood and success of their fellow teammate.
ABOUT THE ROLE
An Art Director at 321 is an experienced and idea-centric creative with a strong knack for concepts and unparalleled design abilities. Your role will consist of managing the development of creative across a variety of mediums by guiding and mentoring 321’s many designers. The Art Director works hand in hand with the Executive Creative Director and the 321 team to produce materials for clients. The ideal candidate will be organized and be able to work on and coordinate multiple design projects on any given day, while quickly pivoting between them and communicating with the team to meet client expectations.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Oversee the design efforts of the creative team; reviewing work, providing feedback and constructive criticism often under strict and aggressive timelines.
Must employ a client-first philosophy, understanding every detail from budgets to timelines.
Guide the team through mentorship and skill development.
Oversee creative ideas are executed flawlessly
Embrace our team structure and drive a culture of teamwork
Work closely with Executive Director to formulate Creative Direction through all phases
Inspire and support the creative teams throughout development with clear direction, concise feedback and patient mentorship.
Demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines - setting an infectious standard for the team they supervise.
Concept and Collaborate
Originate innovative, creative ideas quickly on (often) limited budgets and stringent deadlines
Translate ideas across various media (Digital, Print, Experiential, Branded Content, Social, Video and Web)
Communicate conceptual ideas in an effective manner. Convey big ideas into effective creative for designers
Demonstrate a consistent ability to communicate a client's story, brand and ideas, as well as being able to present, explain and overcome objections for your creations to creative team and ED
Develop best-in-class, original creative including concepts, design, photography and video
Present & Support 321’s Work
Generate innovative executions that communicate compelling benefits and deliver strong conversion metrics.
Present concepts and designs to clients and internal teams in an impactful way.
Set a standard for design presentation
Demonstrate ability to design and advocate from the user’s perspective.
Demonstrate a solid understanding of production techniques, options, budget and timing ramifications.
Stay Current & Reliable
Be a self-starter and quick learner, with the ability to deliver work on time and within scope.
Demonstrate proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign and any new or emerging technologies
Ability to work independently while also collaborating in a team environment. A proven record of being a team player is a must
Be open-minded, willing to try new things and have the curiosity needed to constantly evolve your talents
Ability to take creative direction, client feedback and implement across a range of deliverables
WHAT YOU HAVE:
An outstanding portfolio of work, delineating skills and experience as a designer and creative lead
5-7 years of agency experience
Experience as a leader in an agency environment
An obsessive attention to detail that manifests in design
A track record of project and client success
Experience in a fast-paced, agency environment
Experience building teams that motivate each other and drive one another to create even better work
An ability to organize and create compelling presentations with high-impact visuals
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