Advantage Solutions Senior Art Director in Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Art Director
As a Senior Art Director, you are an emotionally intelligent storyteller who thoughtfully brings attention-grabbing concepts to life with your toolbox of various visual mediums. Your day-to-day involves generating ideas, developing concepts, and determining the look and feel for brand communications. As an active collaborator, you'll work with peers to build work that gets noticed and inspire clients to brave new visual paths through artfully crafted pitches.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Primarily: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)(Secondarily: Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Sketch, InVision, Figma, XD, Animate, After Effects, Lightroom, Bridge and Premiere)
Ability to generate ideas and concepts
Knowledge of photography and video production
Strong sense of typography, color theory, and composition
Knowledge of print, broadcast, and digital communications
Attention to detail and visual precision
Ability and willingness to stay on top of current trends, industry knowledge, and develop new skills
Openness to receive and incorporate feedback into work
Ability to confidently provide direction to partners and teams
Excellent written and verbal communication
Ability to take direction and prioritize while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Collaborate with copywriters to generate a volume of ideas and concepts
Develop and maintain the visual look of a project or campaign ensuring the work is consistent, distinct, appropriate, engaging, and that communication is clear
Lead the collaborative visual development of projects and campaigns by guiding teams, producers, and partners with a clear direction from start to finish
Maintain awareness of trends in culture and industry producing new thinking and looks for clients and the agency
Research and understand client's needs, brand, products, audience, and competition
Minimize subjectivity by developing creative strategies to sell ideas and concepts
Find, recommend, and select vendor partners (e.g. photographers, retouchers, video production houses, editors, sound mixers and illustrators, etc.)
Development of shot lists, treatments, and visions for capture
Strong ability to present visions and plans with producers, partners, and clients
Direct photo and video shoots ensuring the vision is met and the shotlist is captured
Selection of image assets post-capture providing retouch direction to partners and presenting for approval with account to clients
Building positive working relationships with all team members, vendors, and clients
Inspire and motivate teams to create their best work; promote the environment for creativity to flourish
Provide clear, timely, and helpful feedback to improve creative output and processes, keeping work on budget and schedule
Articulate vision, ideas, and concepts to peers and clients — listening and reacting to feedback appropriately
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The Sr. Art Director performs all tasks related to graphic design in support of Marketing efforts. Responsible for managing projects autonomously, completing assigned projects by the deadline, and working closely with account and production while directing Jr. Designers.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Design and Project Implementation
Responsible for design concept generation, layout, design, and photo selection for assigned pieces
Work on a wide variety of projects for in-store activation including but not limited to POS, direct mail, FSI, and web layout
Participate in project meetings with creative, account, production, and concepting team and be able to communicate the rationale behind design executions
Utilize available design software to manage project files from layout to print-ready
Manage creative team to meet job objectives within production and time constraints
Meet deadlines, expectations, and satisfactory completion on jobs assigned by Creative Director or Creative Leader
Work within program budgets, identify revenue-opportunities, and cost-savings while maintaining client relationships
Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources
This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty and function of this job.
Travel up to 10%
Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, or Journalism
3-5 years of experience in similar industry
3-5 years of experience in Design or Director and a strong portfolio of professional creative work
2-4 years of experience in the consumer products, media, or agency business
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Strong prioritization skills
Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
Team building Skills
Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
Good interpersonal skills
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions:
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Primary Posting Location : City Boston
Primary Posting Location : State/Province MA
Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 02101
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2023-427045
Position Type Full Time
Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing
Minimum USD $90,000.00/Yr.
Maximum USD $110,000.00/Yr.