Art Director

CREATE/6Y4AA · San Francisco, California
Department CREATE/6Y4AA
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The Art Director is responsible for creating visual concepts in response to clients’ briefs and relaying them to the Creative Director. This work involves all media platforms, including:

  • Digital communications, websites, mobile apps and emails

  • Marketing materials

  • Press and print advertising

  • Animation and video

  • Logos and branding

The Art Director needs to be a natural visual thinker, ready to expand on their skills and learn from senior art directors, in order to flourish. Often working with a copywriter to develop ideas and concepts, the job demands the confidence to creatively assert ideas and the passion to sell ideas to peers and clients. Proactive in approach, and with a genuine understanding of the visual medium, the role is very ‘hands-on’ and often busy.


  • Support the development of concepts for print and interactive advertising, collateral, sales promotion and other communications needs.

  • Lead the development and execution of creative concepts and style guides.

  • Work closely with the Creative Director to ensure the usefulness, usability, consistency, brand relevance, and functionality of the finished product.

  • Adhere to schedules and budgets.

The Art Director needs a wide range of design and creative capabilities including:

  • An understanding of creative design and layout

  • Strong skills with the entire Adobe Cloud Creative Suite – Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Acrobat

  • Knowledge of Figma for website design/development

  • The ability to build creative and unique ideas

  • The confidence to communicate your ideas and sell them to peers

  • The flexibility to adapt your ideas to suit client expectations

  • Aptitude to work constructively under stress in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment

  • An awareness of digital media and evolving online platforms

  • An innovative approach to the ways in which advertising is executed


  • A minimum of an Associate (2 year) degree in advertising, communication design, or visual arts. A bachelor (4 year) degree is preferred.

  • 3+ years design experience in an agency setting is required.

  • If no degree is possessed, then 6–8 years related experience in agency setting is preferred.

  • Must possess exceptional computer skills. MAC operating platform a must. PC knowledge a plus. Thorough knowledge of the following software applications is required, Adobe Cloud Creative Suite – Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.

  • Demonstrate ability to think creatively and provide marketable solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics.

  • A track record of inventive and compelling design work.

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