|Job Description :
||Sr. Art Director
Client Industry: Beauty/Fashion
The Integer Group is seeking a Sr. Art Director to join our Dallas office. Working under the direction of the Creative Director, the Sr. Art Director will develop visual conceptual solutions for a full range of creative/marketing ideas, with an emphasis on retail and shopper marketing innovations and promotions. The Senior Art Director utilizes their exceptional conceptual skills and expertise of shopper marketing to develop ideas, cultivates an integrated marketing approach to client business, and optimally utilizes teamwork with writers, designers, and other team members to obtain exceptional results. In addition, the Sr. Art Director mentors other Art Directors within the team and agency to maintain high level of design and innovation expectation.
A master of the craft of Art Direction with an emphasis on product innovation, promotions and retail. Demonstrates leadership, mentorship and consistently delivers results for our clients.
Creates winning concepts/designs with skill and personal style on first round
Delivers ideas that are creative and appropriate for the business with minimal supervision
Student of CPG/shopper marketing business and trends
Demonstrates high-level knowledge of retail-specific nuances and priorities
Demonstrates passion and desire for constant learning
Manages and organizes personal workload and deadlines
Understands agency environment and acts appropriately
Ability to manage some projects from concept through execution with little to no ACD/CD supervision
What You’ll Do in This Role:
Creates compelling concepts/designs with skill and personal style
Demonstrate expertise in the skills needed for art direction including:
Design sense (i.e., color theory, typography, composition)
Omni-channel design approach that overcomes purchase barriers and visually communicate brand/promotional benefit at retail (physical and digital)
Audience (i.e., look, tone, and feel)
Demonstrates vision and the ability to effectively lead creative projects from brief, through department collaboration and execution
Demonstrates consistently exceptional problem-solving skills through an ability to generate multiple solutions/creative concepts/layouts across all platforms (promotional, retail, display and advertising mediums) both physical and digital
Pulls inspiration from personal and public life experiences and applications to develop innovative creative solutions
Social and digital fluency Delivers ideas that are creative and appropriate for the business
Conceptual thinking and displays the ability to think visually
Knowledge of industry trends and ability to incorporate these trends into developed work
Communicates concepts to ACD/CD and agency partners quickly and effectively
Uses store visits and internal education to further learn the business and retail intricacies.
Presents concepts to clients clearly and concisely, with and without the presence of CD/ACD
Demonstrates leadership/mentorship by delegating work to and managing mid-level and associate-level team members as well as outside resources (eg., photographers, illustrators, television/video/radio producers).
Shows a deeper understanding of marketing strategy and human design thinking by delivering concepts that both deliver on, and push beyond the objectives and strategies outlined in the creative brief
Consistently supports creative ideas with fact-based rationale.
Demonstrates passion and desire for learning
Is open to and takes creative direction from, ACD/CD and translates that direction into action.
Shows initiative through independent thinking and problem solving.
Desires to grow and learn; knows when to engage ACD/CD for help with problem solving, accepts leadership challenges when appropriate.
Is driven to do the best work on every project regardless of scope or medium.
Demonstrates expertise of existing media channels and a desire to engage with emerging media channels.
Manages and organizes personal workload and deadlines
Demonstrates an understanding of, and the ability to work with different departments to effectively and efficiently manage jobs through the system.
Manages schedules and meets deadlines.
Knows when and is willing to ask for help.
Shows project leadership by delegating work to, and managing mid-level and associate-level team members as well as outside resources (e.g., photographers, illustrators, television/video producers)
Understands agency environment and acts professionally
Promotes and nurtures a collaborative environment where ideas emerge and flourish.
Shows business maturity through presence, behavior, and work ethic.
Shows financial responsibility by working within project budgets, finding innovative cost-saving solutions, and completing timesheets every week.
Establishes and maintains the agency “Vision and Values” in the department and the agency.
The Experience You’ll Bring
Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience
(5+ years) with portfolio demonstrating integrated campaigns (concept through execution) with a foundation in CPG/shopper marketing
Open-minded and personable with innate conceptual design ability.
Able and willing to listen, learn, and take direction well
Flexibility – able to work extra hours with little or no advance notification.
Listens and applies constructive criticism in job execution and performance issues
Able to apply learning’s from job to job
Good communication and organizational skills
Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team
Beauty/Fashion experience preferred
At Integer, we believe a diverse organization is a successful one. We’ve created a diverse, inclusive work environment that celebrates and supports unique individuals and cultures. We also want to set you up for success, not stress. We offer 20 paid holidays in addition to paid time off to give you an ideal work-life balance. And perks at the office makes coming in each day just a little easier!
The Integer Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.