Unbridled | Lead Art Director

Art Direction

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Date Posted:
April 23, 2019


Our Company

Unbridled is an event management, production, and creative agency delivering intentionally crafted events through our customer-focused approach to creative design, attendee management, program logistics, production, and travel. We believe that in an unbridled atmosphere, talented people are unleashed to imagine and intentionally craft solutions and services that amaze our customers. Our values drive everything we do....and differentiate the Unbridled Brand. We collaborate in each other's destiny, foster a culture of authenticity, and are a business of radical generosity. It's part of why we have a 99% client retention and less than 15% annual employee turnover. You will thrive at Unbridled because we focus on relationships, keep clients first, and put people before process.

Job Description

Unbridled is seeking a talented Lead Art Director for our fast-growing creative team. This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated and driven individual with art direction experience to be a celebrated maestro orchestrating the movements of a multi-faceted team. This position would involve leading graphic design projects through strategy to conception, including delegating and managing the workload of graphic designers. The ideal Lead Art Director will be able to demonstrate strategic thinking skills through examples of their work, experience managing and mentoring a team of designers, be a dynamic presenter, and have recent experience working on innovative, integrated campaigns. The Lead Art Director will work closely and act as project lead within a team of 3 designers. This person leads the team morale and must be a source of strength and solutions. An ideal candidate can perform under tight deadlines and unexpected changes in direction and priorities, including an impromptu happy hour on the front porch or birthday morning extravaganzas.

Successful candidates will have the following:

Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, art, or similar experience in print, digital, and social media
Minimum of 3-5 years art director experience working on print, and digital campaigns, marketing or advertising (preferably agency or design experience in Corporate Events)
Master in Adobe Creative Suite and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, WordPress familiarity
Mastery of other applicable Mac/PC software programs
A well-rounded portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives and strategies
Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills with proven persuasive skills with clients
Ability to critically communicate about design concepts and strategy
Sound decision-making skills based in agency, client, and industry knowledge
Start-up mentality, passion for business, not satisfied with status quo...always thinking of ways to improve/grow assigned business
Life-long learning spirit and hunger to take on new challenges

What you would be doing at Unbridled:

Motivate and lead a team of designers, inspiring them to deliver top performance against assigned projects
Dynamically engage and influence a variety of audiences
Take direction from leadership and effectively communicate to team
Understand design in multiple mediums- on-premise, digital, & mobile to deliver on client projects
Work closely with graphic designers and copywriters to ensure cohesive looks, tone, and feel across all mediums or a project/program
Present creative rationale and aesthetic in a clear and persuasive manner to internal teams and clients.
Collaborate cross-functionally with teams across the organization
Consult with client directly on art direction, experience design, and installation
Provide management and leadership while also acting as a sounding board on daily tasks, as well opportunities to elevate and encourage growth
Manage and communicate with vendors on a daily basis
Travel 4-7 days per month (actual travel varies based on client requirements)
Embody the Unbridled brand and culture, including: character, change, credibility, and community

​Comprehensive Benefit Package

Unbridled provides a comprehensive benefits package to all Unbridled employees, as well as other perks and work-life integration. The package includes:

Health & Dental Insurance
FSA & HSA Plan Options
Vision Insurance
Company Paid Life, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
401k Plan with Discretionary Company Match
Employee Loan Program
Paid Time Off
Sick Leave
Community Service Leave
Nine (9) Paid Holidays
Monthly Parking Pass
Professional Therapy Benefits
On Site Gym Access
Cell Phone Allowance

We are committed to making Unbridled a place where you will love to work. In addition to our extensive benefits package we also offer things like company retreats, excellent and continual training, a company advocate program for new hires, wellness days, company social events, awards to empower employees to recognize colleagues. Employees earn more PTO as they are with the company longer, because work-life balance is important to us. We also have monthly Friday Forums where employees have a chance to hear from different members of the company regarding important updates and communications. And, did you know we work out of a historic mansion? Unbridled is like your home away from home, or your second family, as many employees like to say.

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