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Art Director

Connelly Partners

Connelly Partners

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Title

Art Director

Reports to

Creative Director

Date

May 2024

DEPARTMENT MISSION: CREATIVE

We are the ideators first, content creators second. We concept, curate and shepherd ideas for our clients through all media channels. We lead discussions around ideas, we welcome them from anyone and everyone, and we craft executions to differentiate our clients from their competition. All that we do links to empathy and the demonstration of shared values between client and brand.

JOB PURPOSE

CP is looking for an Art Director with a creative fire, who will shake things up. If you have some magic in your work, ideas that are simple yet genius, we would love to talk.

As an Art Director, you create and manage the overall design and visual style for our clients. You are involved in the concepting of larger campaigns as well as owning your own projects from start to finish. You’re always looking for interesting visual solutions to powerful ideas. You never sit still and don’t wait to be told what to create. Always acting as the guardian of quality.

We would love to see a portfolio of work that we can’t ignore or forget. In fact, a portfolio is mandatory in order to be considered.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Curiosity (understand the reason behind the task), courage (discover and attempt new ways to execute things), capability (have competence to perform complex tasks well), collaboration (be able to work well with those around you)
  • Concept award winning campaigns on strategy
  • Create attention-grabbing designs, connect emotionally and tell a great story.
  • Work collaboratively within an integrated team, including, but not limited to brand leadership, strategic planning, paid and social media and project management
  • Present concepts and executions to colleagues and clients with confidence and an openness to feedback
  • Manages and supervises other designers and writers to bring your vision
  • Stay on top of ever-evolving trends and updates within the industry, sharing back with internal teams and clients while applying to everyday work

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

  • Self-directed, goal-oriented, results-driven personality with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • A high degree of creativity and problem-solving ability
  • 4-5 years designing advertising/marketing campaigns at an agency or in-house for major brand(s)
  • Experience teaming with copywriting partners to ideate and execute (Creative agency experience desired, but not required)
  • BFA in Graphic Design, Advertising or similar experience
  • Excellent presentation skills & and attention to detail
  • Experience working with various departments within an agency environment
  • Expertise and fluency with a majority of the Adobe Creative Suite but especially InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and an understanding of the process of concepting for video units and site experiences on every platform and device

*About Connelly Partners:
At Connelly Partners, our vision is to be the world’s most aggressive advocate of the human voice and our day-to-day mission is to shine a light on the importance of human truths and their power in a data-driven world.

To protect our brands from self-importance, every team member has a role in amplifying their heartbeats and embracing empathy over entertainment. We value the importance of data, but also the power of emotion. We use data to ask better questions and are in the business of pursuing the WHY.

Headquartered in Boston, with a European hub in Dublin, not New York or London, we’re firmly rooted in shadow cities with an independent fire and a full-service approach. All resources are offered in-house for efficiency and consistency – strategic planning, creative, production (including an onsite studio), analytics, media, influencer marketing, social media, PR, technology and shopper marketing.

For more information on Connelly Partners, please visit www.connellypartners.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@ConnellyAgency), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ConnellyPartners).

Connelly Partners is unable to sponsor visas at this time.

*To protect the interests of all parties, Connelly Partners will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Connelly Partners will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.