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Art Director


Job Summary

We are looking for an Art Director to help create and build creative solutions for regional and national clients, including Fortune 500 organizations, non-profits and other consumer facing organizations. This position will work with an experienced creative agency team to strategically concept and design innovative solutions for a wide range of clients. This position is responsible for designing in branding, interactive and traditional design spaces, but with a special focus on digital channels. We are looking for a candidate who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who loves the challenges and diverse design opportunities agency life has to offer. This position will report to the VP of Client Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate full concept creative ideas to present to clients based on their respective business objectives and manage and implement creative initiatives

  • Produce an effective digital advertising campaign from start to finish including digital and print media

  • Manage clients' projects and work within a specified budget, alerting the VP of Client Services of any potential issues before they materialize

  • Present creative designs and concepts to clients

  • Manage internal staff and external vendors while maintaining a positive work environment

  • Ensure superior performance of the creative department in exceeding client goals, maintaining timelines and managing budgets

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge in relevant areas of creative design and continually bring new ideas that are applicable to Carousel30's clients and our growth as an agency

  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of all implemented creative programs and adjust and enhance as appropriate. Continue to implement innovative solutions that differentiate Carousel30’s capabilities in the marketplace. Leverage best practices in the industry.

  • Stay current on industry best practices, and serve as the expert in the client's industry and marketing landscape

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or higher in design related major

  • 6-8 years of experience as a professional designer with experience in art direction for design and copywriting

  • Worked from start to finish on larger website’s design and development

  • Has managed both internal staff and external vendors

  • Has a solid understanding of both print and web standards

  • Complete understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

  • Experience designing sites for Website CMS platforms such as Drupal, WordPress and others

  • Understanding of mobile experience and responsive design

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking through concepts and design solutions

  • User Experience/wireframing experience a plus

  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS a plus

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to hr@carousel30.com. Be sure to include "Art Director" in the subject line. No phone calls. Should we determine that your background and experience meet our hiring needs, we will reach out to you.

Carousel30 is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly support diversity in the workplace. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position.