Art Director

Planit’s senior level Art Directors are crazy-talented people who develop original one-off projects all the way to comprehensive global marketing campaigns. They do so through design, film, digital media production and everything in between, overseeing multiple projects through execution, and directly working with a team of creatives and vendors through project completion. Project leadership and communication skills are absolutely essential for the role. They represent Planit’s culture and standards to all levels and disciplines within the department and the company.

  • Develops and leads original concepts based on the objectives and parameters outlined in the creative brief (strategic, financial, timeline), ensuring creative integrity across platforms
  • Delivers projects from brief to consumer in partnership with the client, account teams, and wider creative teams
  • Keeps the larger campaign directive in focus and consistently delivers
  • Plays an active role in brainstorming or idea generation with senior members of the creative team to conceptualize transformational ideas that deliver successful, measurable solutions
  • Advises client on all visual recommendations and/or issues
  • Provides art direction for film and photography while demonstrating compelling, creative storytelling 
  • Delivers work that exceeds client expectations while confirming that it meets all client objectives (business, fiscal, deadlines) and enhancing the reputation of the agency

A little more about this position:

Planit’s senior level Art Directors are a driving force that keeps the creative at Planit at the top of its game—they make sure no talent goes to waste and the work stays intuitive, edgy, and transformational. They share a talent for transforming great ideas into engaging creative that captures imaginations for our diverse client roster.  As a member of the Planit Creative department, you will influence change in consumer/audience/user behaviour through ideas, creativity and execution. You will make a difference in communications, marketing, advertising and inspire the best for our clients’ brands. 

OTHER DUTIES ASSIGNED

Although many are outlined above, this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of  activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Additional activities/duties can and will arise, often unexpectedly, and will be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 (7+ preferred) years working at an advertising agency (or similar department/organization), serving a significant amount of that time as an Art Director
  • Proven (and provable) expertise in Creative Cloud and other relevant/essential software.
  • A robust background with experience in a creative leadership role in a digital agency environment.
  • Recognized expertise in the following: advertising, collateral, identity, or interactive design, film. 
  • Strong ability to provide clear informed artistic direction and provide timely and helpful feedback to  improve creative executions and to keep work pushing boundaries, while being respectful to budget and schedule. 
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term needs. Timelines, budgets, and availabilities change—we need someone who can” roll with it.” 
  • Thought leadership: A strong point of view; ability to contribute to the strategic development of an  assignment; creative ideas and the ability to promote conceptual. 
  • Ability to solve problems using keen instincts and organizational experience 
  • Is a champion of both ideas and design
  • Great written and verbal communication skills, internally and with clients

PHYSICAL & WORK ENVIRONMENT

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

UNDER MARYLAND LAW, AN EMPLOYER MAY NOT REQUIRE OR DEMAND, AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT, OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT, THAT AN INDIVIDUAL SUBMIT TO OR TAKE A LIE DETECTOR OR SIMILAR TEST. AN EMPLOYER WHO VIOLATES THIS LAW IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND SUBJECT TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $100.