Art Director

Creative & Design| Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Department: Creative Services
Reports to: Creative Director

OVERVIEW

This Art Director role requires a keen eye and brain for strategy, storytelling and craftsmanship in all media spaces, but with a passion for content, digital and social. This will include long and short-form video, digital experiences, social media and emerging channels. You possess a strong interest in innovation and technology, and an enthusiasm for whatever comes next. The ability to tinker and experiment on your own and collaborate with all internal stakeholders is key to success in this position. You must have a deep understanding of different social channels, how to express an idea in different forms and media types, and the ability to articulate your ideas clearly and simply to senior creatives, team members and our clients.

We embrace the creative department essence: We are storytellers. We solve business problems with stories that evoke emotion and ignite conversation.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Concept and create in partnership with different disciplines.
  • Bring genuine, original creative ideas to the table.
  • Understand the structure of a brand’s identity—how the visual and verbal executions come together to create a holistic brand experience.
  • Recognize a client's needs and translate them into a creative concept.
  • Consult with clients on all technical visual recommendations and/or issues.
  • Present effectively, whether for internal or client-facing project reviews.
  • Constant awareness of the industry, including groundbreaking ideas, emerging technologies and business solutions.
  • Compile presentation decks for internal and external review.
  • Abide by the Project Level and work within budgets.
  • Execute ideas using a variety of tools and resources.
  • Evaluate and determine photographers, directors and casting.
  • Provide effective direction through all phases of production—internally and with external partners.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education from a Design or Graphic Arts school for BA/BS in Advertising, Marketing or Art preferred.
  • A strong, award-winning portfolio preferred
  • 2+ years of advertising agency experience preferred.
  • Strong verbal skills.
  • Strong concepting skills.
  • Strong team collaboration skills.
  • Proficiency in video, digital, social, print and beyond—campaign integration across all channels.
  • Strong knowledge of composition techniques (multiple elements and interactive pieces) in producing polished final pieces.
  • Thorough understanding of photography, typography and video.
  • Excellent working knowledge of color theory, color relationships, perspective and space relationships.
  • Ability to manage challenging situations both internally and with the client.
  • Effective handling of multiple assignments in a fast-moving environment.
  • Comfortable with and receptive to feedback; desire to quickly address feedback.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Accountability and self-motivation.
  • Mac OS experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills in relevant art and design software packages.