Art Director/Designer for Swagger Media

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  • Houston  
  • Company
    Swagger Media  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    16 May 2017  
    Posted on
    17 April 2017  

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for an Art Director/Designer to join our journey and tell the future stories with us. The Art Director/Designer is responsible for directing the visual elements of a campaign for our clients to help them achieve their business goals. The ideal candidate is a fearless creative explorer. They will be able to not only direct the team to execute the vision, they will be able to get hands on and produce those elements as well. They work well under minimal supervision and their teamwork style is collaborative and participative. Sound like you? Keep reading!


What You Would Be Doing

  • Developing and uncovering great ideas and making them look amazing by using traditional and digital media

  • Managing accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements, in a team environment

  • Creating custom illustrations or other graphic elements

  • Conferring with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques

  • Mentor junior art directors, designers, and direct freelance sources

  • Working with creative partner, the Creative Copywriter, to execute creative concepts

  • Participating in and bringing fresh, new ideas to the brainstorming sessions with the creative team

  • Keeping up with the digital trends to ensure our clients’ social media efforts are always cutting-edge

What You Need To Have

  • Previous agency experience

  • 5-7+ years of art directing experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Design, Graphic Arts, or related field

  • Post-secondary training in Advertising, Design, Graphic Arts in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree

  • Passion for creating visual elements of campaigns

  • Experience working with a creative partner

  • Proficiency with PC and Mac

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Gmail, and Google Docs

  • Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, and other programs

  • Ability to tell a story in an engaging way

  • Ability to master and switch between different brand voices

  • Ability to delegate and make decision on self-executing or following up

  • Excellent writing skills and a great attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Self-motivated, ability to deal with ambiguity, prioritize tasks, and meet daily deadlines

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Above average problem-solving skills

  • A collaborative, participative team working style

  • Excellent written, verbal, and digital communication skills

  • A quick learner and willing to improve performance based on received feedback

What We Would Love You To Have

  • Experience with project planning software such as Asana and Harvest

What You Can Expect

  • Competitive salary

  • Healthcare benefits and 401(k)

  • Paid Time Off

  • Annual corporate retreat

  • Yearly stipend for Employee Learning Program

  • Regular team lunches, bowling, happy hours, and other team building activities

  • Complimentary coffee and snacks at the office

  • Possibilities for career development. We are growing fast, and we want you to grow with us.

  • A dynamic, informal, small business environment. We work hard but we also love to have fun at the office!

How to Apply

Are you ready to take on the challenge and be part of our intriguing story? Complete the application via the link below. Please note that we will only respond to the applicants who meet the qualifications described in this job advertisement.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Swagger Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Swagger Media complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Swagger Media expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Swagger Media’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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