Art Director
CREW Marketing Partners
Vancouver, BC

CREW Marketing Partners is an award-winning, full-service creative and marketing agency with offices in Surrey, Kelowna, and Oakville. We are seeking an Art Director to join our Surrey CREW on a one year mat leave contract. We’re looking for creative and savvy design professionals to meet the needs of our ever-expanding portfolio of clients.

If you’re an experienced designer with a desire to create innovative and strategic design solutions in a fast-paced agency environment – then this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

THE ASSIGNMENT

The CREW Art Director will be responsible for design and art direction producing innovative ideas for branding and advertising campaigns in all media. Core responsibilities are a combination of print, online and design with some broadcast and video experience. Designing various client projects such as print communication, websites, logos and stationery, outdoor and online ads, product packaging, interactive and educational displays, and indoor and outdoor signage. In this role, your ability to understand marketing and tell stories through visual mediums will help us transform small ideas into big executions, inspire the look and feel of brands, and, well, just make things look great.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Work with the Marketing team to solve client’s business needs
  • Lead other members of the Creative Team in execution of ideas
  • Gain an understanding of the target audience and business
  • Generate creative ideas and concepts in order to fulfil the client briefs
  • Present concepts and ideas internally to Client Team before presenting ideas to clients
  • Work in editing suites to oversee the finished product
  • Work on designs in order to produce an effective advertising campaign
  • Manage projects, on and off location
  • Work within a budget
  • Edit the final results for presentation to the client
  • Leading brainstorms across teams to develop a strong visual strategy
  • Pitching big ideas to the Chief Creative Officer, Design Director and/or client
  • Consulting with copywriters, marketing team, and clients to strategize cohesive design goals for all projects
  • Collaborating alongside marketing, copywriting, and sales teams to satisfy client goals

THE PERSON

  • Reports to: Design Director (DD)
  • Department: Creative
  • Feedback & Coaching:
  • Weekly/Bi-Weekly 1-1 w/ DD
  • Annual and mid-year review of personal development plan w/ DD

THE SKILLS

  • Inspired and driven by helping organizations and others win with marketing and creative ideas
  • Minimum 10 years of hands-on experience in advertising and design
  • Post-Secondary degree – Fine Arts, Design, Production (Bonus)
  • Agency, Design Firm experience
  • Highly creative, thorough understanding of photography, typography, and production
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, working well as part of a team
  • Excellent presentation skills and comfortable with clients
  • Excellent computer skills in relevant art and design software packages
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Highly motivated and well-organized
  • Ability to work within strict budgets
  • Award-winning creative solutions
  • Bias for action and taking initiative
  • Problem-solver with demonstrated critical thinking ability to creatively meet goals
  • Intermediate business and financial acumen including budgeting and planning

THE DETAILS

If you think this CREW is for you, show us what you’re made of. CREW provides a competitive salary and benefits package in a creative, fast-paced work environment that is both fun and challenging.

Send your cover letter and resume to apply @ crewmp.com. Please include in the subject line “Your Name //Art Director”

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Experience:

  • design: 10 years (Required)
  • agency: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Adobe Creative Suite: 10 years (Required)
  • Advertising: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)