Art Director

<p>Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. We build B2C and B2B brands from the insight out by providing a seamless journey that combines data and analytics, insights-led consulting, and experience activation into one integrated offering.</p>

Los Angeles; New York; Chicago; Philadelphia; San


<strong>Material is a collaborative built from legendary practices across research, strategy, design, and brand building. Eleven pioneering companies united as one to solve wider, deeper, and more innovative challenges together.</strong><br /><br /><strong>We uncover what&rsquo;s important to people and create experiences that pull them in and open our worlds. We seek curious, experienced, and deeply empathetic humans to enrich our diverse teams of leaders and do-ers. Want in?</strong><br /> <h5>LRW | Kelton | T3 | Karma | Greenberg | Tonic | MotiveQuest | Salt Branding | Killer Visual Strategies | Strativity | Aruliden</h5>

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Overview: <strong>Art Director Overview:</strong>&nbsp; We&rsquo;re looking for an art director who is a designer at heart, and can make compelling, conceptual work that solves business problems with beauty. This forward-thinking creative will work in all mediums and let smart, human-centered design&ndash;together with captivating copy&ndash;become the expression for strategic messaging. Strong experience extending concepts across all executional channels&ndash;including digital, web,<br />packaging, advertising, environmental&ndash;is critical. An illustrative hand is a plus. Must have a strong background in retail accounts and home design, fashion, and/or beauty spaces. &nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>About Us:</strong>&nbsp; The Karma Agency, now a Material Company, is an independent strategic communications firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We sell products and ideas. Serving both regional and national clients, our highly skilled team works fluently across the public relations and marketing communications spectrum. We bring clients insightful strategies, disruptive ideas, and well-orchestrated campaigns that turn brand into business value and reputation into a working asset. We have united with our ten sister agencies under one brand, Material, a modern marketing services company powered by analytics, deep human understanding, and design thinking. We make a material impact through radical collaboration that ignites growth for the business.
Responsibilities: <strong>Art Director Responsibilities:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Build multi-media campaigns in a wide variety of styles from concept to execution to revisions.</li> <li>Create strategic campaign work that either defines a brand personality or amplifies an existing one.</li> <li>Work with team to articulate the business case for the creative approach, preparing sound and thoughtful rationale for work that works. Offer your ideas clearly and proactively, both in writing and in person (this is not everyone&rsquo;s skillset; we require it)</li> <li>Develop strong, collaborative partnerships with account managers to ensure the delivery of work is brief and strategically relevant.</li> <li>Understand each client&rsquo;s business model basics, key issues, demographics and competitive situation.</li> <li>Has an unusual eye for sourcing great swipe, stock and other to bring surprising comps to life</li> <li>Prepare for, manage and thrive in the spontaneity of photo and video shoots from end to end</li> <li>Lead brainstorming sessions and encourage fresh thinking from junior creative staff</li> <li>Develop and deliver thoughtful client presentations and represent the agency and the work with consideration and creativity.</li> </ul> <strong>Characteristics</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Unafraid of lobbing big ideas into the pit</li> <li>Maintains a hungry design diet: track trends, know where design is at and where it's heading</li> <li>Prizes design that communicates powerfully and beautifully and can resist the temptation to design for design&rsquo;s sake.</li> <li>An ideas person that can bring strategic insight to every point of influence in the marketing continuum</li> <li>Respects, and knows what to do with, content</li> <li>A relationship builder who instills confidence in the work product both internally and for clients</li> <li>Possesses flexibility: in the work and with clients. Someone who can pivot unflustered when the situation requires it.</li> <li>● Is an optimistic problem solver who relishes challenge and has the stamina to work through it.</li> <li>● Is collaborative and proactive, taking initiative and anticipating next steps.</li> </ul>
Requirements: Requirements:<br /> <ul> <li>At least 5 years of design and art direction experience in an agency or studio setting.</li> <li>Has both traditional advertising campaign experience and extensive digital media insight</li> <li>A Bachelor&rsquo;s degree, preferably from an art school or an ad/design program</li> <li>InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite like the back of your hand. AfterEffects and Premiere a plus.</li> <li>Knowledge of social platforms and social media best practices.</li> <li>Experience presenting to clients</li> <li>Experience producing photography + video shoots.</li> </ul>