Senior Art Director

In your new position.

You’ll be the creative lead and designer on national accounts, taking charge of brainstorming and creating award-winning, strategy-based creative concepts and designs. Daily responsibilities include:

  • Leading the concept, design and execution of solutions that meet client strategy and break through the clutter
  • Creating your own CA worthy designs and concepts for all media—online and offline
  • Showcasing and sharing your expertise on your clients, their competitors and industry-trends
  • Mentoring and inspiring creative team members in the quest for innovative creative

On your resume.

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in advertising, communication design, interactive design
  • 5+ years digital art direction experience, preferably in an agency or Web design studio setting
  • A portfolio with a breadth of work that stands up to the best in the industry
  • Mac proficient with well-honed, lightning-speed Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator skills
  • Ability to help clients solve complex communication problems
  • Big-picture creative mind coupled with an eye for details
  • Expert knowledge of email and Web usability best practices and online user behavior
  • Experience with wireframe development and interactive prototyping
  • Understanding of social media, email and mobile strategies
  • Critical thinking, candid communication and effective delegation skills
  • Ability to communicate and present information clearly in verbal, written and visual formats
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented and creative environment
  • HTML/CSS experience a plus

At your core.

  • You won’t take the easy way out or do things the way they’ve always been done when there might be a better way
  • You seek and find possibility and potential everywhere
  • You embrace collaboration, change and creativity
  • You are always the first to know about new ways of marketing and you love to share
  • You are pathologically curious (about everything!)
  • You are hungry for a culture based on professional development

The agency.

At Ervin & Smith, one thing is always true: We never settle. We push us to find better solutions today than we did yesterday. We’re all about creating future opportunities for our clients, our people and our business. Want proof? We’ve been named to Inc.’s list of 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Businesses and voted one of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work by our employees. If you’re ready to grow in a no-drama culture and move your career past where it is today, this may be the place for you.

Above your expectations.

Ervin & Smith doesn’t settle when it comes to employee compensation and culture either. You’ll receive competitive pay and all the essentials, including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement plan with matching, flex spending account, life/supplemental insurance and a flexible working environment and time off policies. You’ll also get more coaching, training and ongoing development than you’ve ever had, extra dollars for your gym/health membership, fun in-office events, talented co-workers and a no-drama environment.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and link to portfolio to crystal.mackling@ervinandsmith.com. Portfolio must be included to be considered for the position.

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