Weber Shandwick Detroit is seeking an Art Director to join our growing creative team. We are looking for someone with the right combination of conceptual approach, self-motivation, and artistic skills necessary to create, sell and execute impactful ideas for our clients.
You will be instrumental in defining the conceptual approach and design direction for a variety of clients and assignments across a wide range of communication strategies and channels. You need to be obsessive about making things look great. Brand consistency, a passion for type and design, and the ability to visually convey your ideas through beautiful comps, must be in your DNA.
If you are serious about stepping outside your comfort zone, diversifying your portfolio, and creating impactful buzz worthy ideas that set the internet on fire, then we would love to talk to you.
Crafting stories and building brands through campaign level thinking and execution
Ongoing development of new ideas, creative concepts and design solutions
Creation of production-ready designs and layouts, establish the look/tone/feel for campaigns and executions, and convey ideas through well-designed presentations
Ensure all visual design adheres to existing brand guidelines
Work with copywriters, producers and other team members to flesh out the creative development of ideas and tactical executions
Translate video story ideas into visual sequences through storyboards, mood boards, etc.
Develop original concepts across print, digital, social and video disciplines and see through to completion
Wear multiple hats: depending on your skills, there will be times when you must drive the creative/design process: playing the role of producer, art buyer, retoucher, photographer, etc.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
4 years of art direction and/or design experience in a related agency or department (advertising, digital, social media, publishing/content or public relations)
Art education in advertising design and conceptual thinking is preferred.
Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and accurately within all required aspects of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) as well as presentation software such as Keynote and PowerPoint
Must be self-motivated, hard-working, well-organized, and resilient to ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables
Ongoing drive to understand emerging techniques, trends and philosophies in design, technology, interaction and social media
Experience working in the automotive industry is preferred (not mandatory).
Must have a portfolio (share anything that conveys the way you think or approach assignments, even if it was never produced, we like chicken scratches).
Bonus Skills: illustration, photography, retouching, filmmaking, videography, editorial, HTML
Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.
Employer's Job# 006235
Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.