Graphic Designer – Art Director

Summary

Generally speaking, Art Directors at 78Madison are responsible for what our creative LOOKS LIKE. They are involved in creating work that will hopefully have an instant, positive impact on the targeted audiences they reach. The required work itself will cover all media platforms, including:

• Digital communications
• Websites
• Mobile apps
• E-Blasts – E-Mail Marketing
• Print
• Collateral
• Outdoor
• Logo and Branding Development
• Etc.

The Art Director at 78Madison will often work in partnership our copywriter who produces the written content, but at times, due to the size of our agency, will be required to suggest copy components to any given piece of work. With direction from our Creative Director, the art director at 78Madison will typically work on creative projects from inception to completion.

Responsibility

Specific details of an art director’s role at 78Madison will vary somewhat, depending on the client and the specific work, but common activities includes:

• Introducing and applying expert art direction to the visual elements of creative projects
• Ensuring a high standard of visual execution across all media and campaigns
• Inspiring and motivating the agency’s clients to be creatively progressive, through the application of fresh and inventive visual work
• Taking ownership of the visual elements of creative work for new business pitches
• Uncovering new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into campaigns

Qualifications

Every agency looks for slightly different resources. At 78Madison, our art directors need a wide range of design and creative capabilities. These include:

• The ability to take direction – Managing projects assigned to you
• A strong knowledge of typography, image manipulation, and perhaps illustration
• A broad understanding of marketing design and layout
• The ability to generate a reliable supply of original ideas and visual concepts
• The confidence to explain and support your thinking, both internally and externally
• A flexible approach and willingness to adapt your ideas to the needs of clients
• A passion for advertising and commercial art
• A keen eye for visual details and accuracy
• The resilience to perform under pressure and deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines
• A good awareness of digital media and evolving online platforms
• An innovative approach to the media and the ways in which advertising is carried

An art degree from an accredited school is not required, but in all cases, we will request the opportunity to see a portfolio of your work. All work presented must be yours in total from an art and design point-of-view.

Compensation

Determined by experience, both in years and industry.

How to Apply

Email Joe Bouch – jbouch@78madison.com
Send resume, salary requirements, portfolio