AOR, Inc. | Art Director

Art Direction

Type Of Work:
Date Posted:
October 5, 2021


Art Director

We’re looking for an experienced Art Director to play a key role in our creative department and continue to elevate our work. You’ll be responsible for concepting, direction, and execution of branding, advertising, digital, and other creative solutions. We’re looking for someone with superior conceptual and design skills in traditional and digital media and the ability to present work, and collaborate with writers and other team members. We value innovative thinking, tackling challenges together, and an unrelenting desire to create the very best work.

If you love new ideas, branding, integrated campaigns, video, and websites, you’re in the right place. At AOR, we’re a down-to-earth team that believes collaboration builds great brands, candid conversation creates strong teams, and that life is too short for inflated egos. We’re multi-talented and multi-faceted, working in branding, marketing, digital, video and more. We put people first. We love what we do. And we work damn hard doing it. Work-life balance is valued highly, thanks to a flexible PTO policy and a flexible hybrid office model. Because of this, we prioritize people with excellent communication skills and the superpowers of teamwork via phone, Slack, email, text and other modes we may dream up. Since we are all building this agency together, we reward our team for their hard work by offering a company-wide profit-sharing program that rewards employees for the hard work they’ve done and the positive impact they’ve made on our growth and success as an agency. We look for people who jump at opportunity and embrace change to bring new ideas to our team, and who share our commitment to bringing community and connection in everything we do and everything we touch. At AOR we value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
-Concept and execute thoughtful and strategic creative on a consistently high level.
-Generate clear ideas and concepts in tandem with copywriters.
-Understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning, and target audience.
-Take work from concept to final execution within deadlines.
-Oversee the work of designers, interns and freelancers and provide art direction and critique on projects
-Participate in client Discovery sessions to better understand client needs and interpret these needs to the greater creative team throughout the design process.
-Participate in and lead visual discussion in client presentations.
-Present completed ideas to clients and team members.
-Be hands-on in designing a variety of creative projects on a consistent basis.
-Produce sketches, design for motion graphics, develop storyboards, and art direct different types of video projects from live action to animation.
-Perform client brand audits and develop recommendations.
-Design and write brand guides for branding projects.
-Engage in any personal development necessary to stay current in design and branding industry trends, developments, techniques and standards, and research activity required to become more familiar with clients’ businesses.
-Stay on top of all trends and maintain best practices.
-Examine and approve finished art and conceptual material.
-Determine specs and develop digital and physical mockups for print projects.
-Oversee print-production, vendor pre-press and press proofs, press checks, die-checks.
-Maintain an accurate track of daily tasks and hours worked.
*Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

-An obvious passion for design.
-Demonstrable graphic design skills.
-Team player with strong and engaging communication and presentation skills.
-An exceptional book displaying ingenious and strategic concepts that solved client problems.
-Hands on experience with logo design, typography, color, web layout design, print production, image selection.
-Expert use of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
-Flexibility and adaptability.
-A problem solver.
-Able to perform in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects.
-Ability to articulate and receive feedback and take/give direction well.
-Support of AOR’s values of Believe in We, Keep It Real, Dare To, and Own It.

Really Nice-to-Haves:
-Experience with web design, UI/UX best practices and use of Sketch and Invision.
-Knowledgeable in SEO, accessibility and custom Wordpress theming using page builders.
-Experience with After Effects and Premiere

Reports To:
Associate Creative Director

Salary Range:
Salary range $70K-$80K
*Salary will be based on previous experience.

Position Requirements/ Options:
This is a full-time salaried position that holds an approximate 40-hour workweek. We are open to fully remote candidates and/or a contract-to-hire option.

A Few Perks to Note:
-Company profit sharing: At AOR, we believe we’re all in this together. That’s why we give 25% of AOR’s net profits back to employees when we hit our quarterly goals as an agency.
-Flexible PTO: AOR believes that your life outside the agency is as important as your life inside the agency. Flexible PTO gives our employees the power to take time off as works best for them and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
-Flex work schedule/ Hybrid office: Our values led us to embrace a hybrid model that allows for flexibility, trust, and invigoration of our passions. We support AORians to manage their schedule and allow people (the client and employees) to determine where to work and how often to be at home or in the office.
-Ten paid holidays and office historically closed from December 24th until January 1st
-Education and conference program / Career development opportunities
-Generous parental leave
-Health, dental and vision insurance & supplemental accident insurance
-Wellness program
-Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/ Dependent Care Account (DCA)
-Short & long-term disability and life insurance provided to all employees
-Dog-friendly office
-Free parking, secure bike parking, & mass transit reimbursement
-Company outings + events
-Volunteer opportunities
-Stocked bar + kitchen
-Great Golden Triangle location (all the perks of Downtown, but with better parking)

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and portfolio/ website to [email protected].

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