Art Director – Agency 877

Mar 14, 2021

Agency 877 is driven to create thoughtful, out-of-the-box and strategic design that executes our client’s vision. We’re searching for an experienced art director to guide our team creatively as well as develop captivating concepts for print, digital and beyond. This person should manage people well, inspire and be inspired by others and strive to take our creative efforts to the next level.

Objectives of this Role

Oversee internal creative department and establish standards for production, productivity, quality and client service
Collaborate with team in creating marketing plans, aligning team priorities with business objectives to deliver high-quality work on time and on budget
Develop presentation approaches, styles and techniques for the team to implement
Ensure team adheres to current creative procedures, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and proposing and creating processes and tools to support design operations
Analyze market trends, consumer need, competitive landscape and track campaign performance

Job Responsibilities

Work with entire creative team to establish and maintain a unified brand understanding for each client
Conceptualize campaign vision, harnessing original graphics, copy, content websites, social media and other marketing materials
Develop creative briefs based on ideas established in brainstorming sessions with direction, schedules and expected deliverables for the creative team
Obtain team approval by presenting final layouts, storyboards and illustrations, encouraging members to provide feedback and responding to internal commentary and requests
Present or oversee presentation of final concepts and coordinate production for cross-organizational use

Skills and Qualifications

Degree in fine art, graphic design or similar discipline
2+ years of agency experience
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
Attention to detail
Proven track record of creating exceptional brands and brand materials
Exceptional capability with typography, layout and prototyping
Highly skilled with leading a team of creative talent
Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objective
Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects at once and at high-speed
Ability to work full-time, in-person in Lincoln, NE

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience as an art director
Photography and videography knowledge and experience
Web development & coding capabilities
Animation experience