art

director

location

Portland, OR or Milwaukee, WI

role description

Here, a good story is everything. We are seeking a conceptual Art Director who can contribute to our growing creative team. Working on a wide range of clients — from the biggest and most established brands in the world to nimble brands that make our life’s work incredibly rewarding, you’ll oversee and architect the creative product that has given us a reputation for cultural disruption.

 

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get dirty. As an Art Director you’ll collaborate with our creative team to concept big ideas and develop them into powerful visual narratives, considering not just how the story is told through words, but images and rich design language. This role will be primarily focused on concepting and executing brand initiatives ranging from rebranding to social/digital campaigns, employer brand initiatives, and supporting communication campaigns.

what we're looking for

 

  • Incredible design tactician with brand identity and smart conceptually-led integrated campaign work.

  • Agency experience working as part of a team and or independently leading projects.

  • Stellar organizational skills to keep your work on-time, and within budget.

  • Ability to concept across traditional and nontraditional channels (digital, social, experiential, earned media, etc.).

  • Stunning portfolio that shows how you get from concept to reality and can articulate it in written and visual form.

  • Solid presentation skills: you’ll need to be able to present your work to both internal teams and clients as well.

  • Hunger for what’s next and new: in culture yes, but also new and emerging art & design mediums.

  • Ability to get it done: as a nimble team, we’re all doers. We work on short deadlines and limited information; must be a self starter.

primary responsibilities

key characteristics

  • Resourceful:  You’re willing to look at challenges with a radically different approach. Find new ways to look at, evaluate and solve problems.

  • Servant Hearted: Be willing to pitch in. Wash the dishes. Take out the trash. Bring in a bag of coffee and tell us a story. These are some of the things we all share in doing around the shop. The best way to lead is to serve.

  • Nice: Seriously. We’re not kidding. You have to be nice.

qualifications & background

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA) in, Art, Design, Advertising, or relevant field.

  • 2-5 years of agency experience as a designer or Art Director with experience working on projects from concept to completion.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, XD a must. Premier, Animate, After effects a plus). A working ability in PowerPoint, MS Word Suite and Google Docs.

  • Experience working in and around video production is a plus but not required.

compensation & benefits

  • Salary + annual profit sharing bonus potential

  • Health insurance

 

  • 401K

 

  • Generous PTO and vacation policies, half-day summer Fridays (June-August)

 

  • Paid holidays + additional week off between Christmas and New Years

  • Values-driven, laid-back culture focused on work-life balance, personal freedom and accountability

  • Contribute to projects under direction of Creative Director

  • Support teams across MKE and PDX offices

  • Ensure innovative and timely solutions to creative asks

  • Help elevate the design edge of the agency and pioneer new skills

  • Work remotely. Yep. Both of our offices are currently closed because of the pandemic. It’s important that you have a home office (or means to work remotely during this time). We leverage many video platforms and other communications tools to keep connected daily and move work through the agency.

how to apply

For consideration, please send your résumé cover letter to:

careers@manifestoagency.com

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who we are

we are a courage-led brand agency.

We rally humans around the heart and soul of the world’s most ambitious brands.

get in touch

new business inquiries:

dave@manifestoagency.com

general inquiries:

info@manifestoagency.com

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