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Art Director



dublin, oh, usa
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Company Description

We're a team of makers and dreamers, turning strategic ideas into flawless

retail executions. We collaborate closely with our clients to elevate the expected

and embrace the new, the next, and the complex. Nothing is impossible—

If you can shop it, we can do it.


Job Description

The Art Director is a creative who expresses a passion for art direction and design with well-rounded technical skills, works with the creative team to bring ideas to fruition, and partners with senior creative team members to develop strategic implementation through a variety physical and digital tactics. You will report to a senior creative team member.

Saatchi & Saatchi X made its name being the first and the best in the retail game. We are the Columbus branch, and the name of our game is changing it. We've created a unique model where we sit onsite at Wendy's HQ (two words: Free. Frosty®.) and blow their minds daily with innovative solutions to whatever creative problems they toss our way. We collaborate with our clients to elevate the expected and embrace the new, the next and the complex. This is a hybrid role, requiring three days in-office each week. Your team will be uniquely situated on-site at Wendy's headquarters creating a one-of-a-kind agency/in-house mashup that allows for close collaboration with a variety of brand team members. If you are contacted for an interview, your recruiter will discuss specifics with you, inclusive of any necessary reasonable accommodations.

Your Impact:

  • MAKE STUFF – This one's obvious as you're a creative, but just to be clear, we get all kinds of projects. This is a full-service art director position, so you'll work on everything from social to radio, digital to IRL events, in-store merch to digital menu boards. If Wendy's needs something made, you'll be the one to make it.
  • PUSH BOUNDARIES — Our team started small and focused primarily on store signage. In six years, we've tripled in size and workload. That doesn't happen by playing it safe. You'll bring big ideas to every project to solve what the client asks for and what they don't. Strategic thinking is key. The "why" is just as important as the "what" and "how." BRAND
  • MASATERY — Luckily for you, the brand is a cool one. But even Wendy's has guidelines. The voice, the look, the feel, the food, you have to know it all inside and out. We function essentially as their in-house creative team. In order to solve and anticipate their problems, we have to understand the brand even better than they do.
  • COLLABORATE — Whether it's with your fellow creatives or our friends on the client side, being able to work as a member of a team is a must. Egos aren't welcome. Pride in the work, however, is. And understanding that everyone has a role to play and a part to contribute to making the work great is where great work starts.
  • SCHMOOZE — Because we sit onsite, everyone on our team is also an account person. Our ability to work fast and produce great work comes from our proximity to the client and the trust we've built with them over the years. If we invite you into the circle of trust, you're expected help maintain it—no matter how "tricky" the feedback may be.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as an art director, ideally with an agency in a client-facing role
  • Portfolio with exciting ideas produced in a variety of mediums and channels—specifically social
  • You're well-versed in the Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant graphic design tools
  • You work well with fast turnarounds and within multiple projects and timelines
  • You know the latest trends and can even set some
  • Detail oriented and strong time management skills
  • You've been on video and photography shoots and even maybe led a couple
  • Illustration skills would be cool

Additional Information

The Power of One starts with our people! To do powerful things, we offer powerful resources. Our wellness and benefits offerings include:

  • Paid Family Care for parents and caregivers for 12 weeks or more
  • Monetary assistance and support for Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility
  • Monetary assistance and support for pet adoption
  • Employee Assistance Programs and Health/Wellness/Comfort reimbursements to help you invest in your future and work/life balance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid time off that includes Flexible Time off Vacation, Annual Sick Days, Volunteer Days, Holiday and Identity days, and more
  • Matching Gifts programs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 'Work Your World' Program encouraging employees to work from anywhere Publicis Groupe has an office for up to 6 weeks a year (based upon eligibility)
  • Business Resource Groups that support multiple affinities and alliances

The benefits offerings listed are available to eligible U.S. Based employees, are reviewed on an annual basis, and are governed by the terms of the applicable plan documents.

Saatchi & Saatchi X is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, marital status, military service and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

If you require accommodation or assistance with the application or onboarding process specifically, please contact [email protected].

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $64,500-80,500. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 07/30/2024.