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Art Director

Company: AdPro
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

ADPRO -JOB DESCRIPTION: ART DIRECTOR -About AdPro: -AdPro is a fast-growing, full-service marketing firm located in Colorado Springs. Founded in 2012, AdPro works with a wide variety of clients locally, regionally and nationally. Current clients include Phil Long Enterprises, Colorado State Fair, Triple Crown Casinos and Pikes Peak United Way. AdPro provides in-house research, strategy, account services, media, digital, creative, website design, public relations and audio and video production.AdPro has their own health insurance, a medical clinic onsite and a robust wellness program that includes free personal training and onsite workout facilities. They have a paid community volunteer program and employees participate in events and nonprofit activities and contests throughout the year.AdPro's culture is collaborative, supportive and fun. We believe in hiring amazing human beings and then building a career path around their goals. We have a staff of 35 dynamic professionals, all experts in their focus areas, who have each others' backs and are passionate about partnering with clients to help them meet their goals. We work in the office four days a week and from home one day a week, with everyone choosing what day they work from home.Job Description:AdPro is looking for an experienced and well-organized Art Director with a diverse set of skills to add to our growing creative department. You will be joining an established graphics team in the design and production of various types of content including print and digital ads, web, outdoor and collateral. This position is best-suited to graphic designers with experience art directing and designing in a fast-paced environment. You will work closely with the entire creative department and account services team to create content that effectively achieves communication and marketing objectives while maintaining proper visual representation of our client's brands.Core Responsibilities:

  • Directly support the Senior Art Director by assisting with art direction for two full-time -graphic designers and freelancers
  • The Senior Art Director will manage the staff and this position will be responsible for art direction and designing
  • Work collaboratively and independently, with the ability to self-manage deadlines for yourself as well as the other designers in the art department
  • Produce various print and digital projects, including direct mail, brochures, posters, email blasts, web banners, business cards, digital ads, outdoor, website landing pages and social media graphics/content
  • Communicate and multi-task effectively with the senior art -director and other members of the creative department and the account services team while meeting daily deadlines on assigned projects
  • Assist with creative strategy, brand identity and graphic implementation
  • Request quotes, order, and track delivery of print orders with many different printers at the same time
  • Stay atop graphic design best practices, trends and advances
  • At times, work directly with AdPro clientsQualifications:
    • 15+ years of experience in digital/print design as well as art directing other artists
    • Advanced knowledge of Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are essential)
    • Degree in Graphic Design or related field
    • Portfolio that showcases digital, web and print experienceCore Competencies:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
      • Advanced knowledge in Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are essential)
      • Strong ability to art direct other designers effectively, while also designing many projects at the same -time -
      • A well-rounded understanding of design, typography and print-production techniques
      • Ability to organize time, multitask, meet deadlines, manage workflow and prioritize effectively for yourself and other artists in the -creative -department -
      • Ability to design and art direct high-level creative in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
      • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word and PowerPoint)
      • Experience using Teams and Dropbox a plus
      • An impeccable eye for clean design and -detail -
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to proofread
      • Ability to effectively collaborate on creative ideas with other creative department team members
      • Ability to be client-facing for new business presentations and ongoing client workWork Environment/Equipment:
        • Flexible position; work from home one day a week
        • Medium-sized office environment
        • A desktop Mac with software will be provided

Keywords: AdPro, Colorado Springs , Art Director, Executive , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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