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Working With Us

We are a small firm. We have low turnover, and as a result we are seldom hiring. Please follow us on social and submit a resume to get on our radar. Most of our employees have applied multiple times before joining our team and advancing their creative careers.

We serve a broad spectrum of clients and audiences, and different perspectives and backgrounds are celebrated. We recognize that creative, marketing and advertising jobs requires a safe place to be yourself - you are welcome no matter what your race, religion or sexual preferences. We do have a strong preference for people who have a love of learning and are self-motivated (and not assholes).

Standard with All Full Time Jobs

  • 401K
  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Clear advancement path and structure
  • Paid training, conferences and certifications
  • Company-sponsored monthly social events

NOW HIRING FOR

Art Director

As the Art Director for Robot Creative, you will lead our in-house creative team (consisting of designers, copywriters, developers, and videographers/editors) to produce exceptional work for clients across a variety of industries. With an emphasis on developing memorable and unique brands, you will also be responsible for the execution of a variety of projects including digital advertising, websites, social media, advertising, collateral, direct mail, event support and other marketing assets.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in ground-up branding and logo development, with a track record of successfully applying brand
  • Extensive hands on experience and strong portfolio demonstrating creative direction, visual design, typography, web design, print production, image selection and copywriting
  • The ideal candidate has a "get it done" attitude and can easily switch between hands-on tasks and strategic thinking
  • Proven track record of crafting and executing impactful brand strategies
  • Deep understanding of brand development, positioning and marketing principle
  • Experience in creating integrated content across all marketing channels: web, digital, social media, event, print, and sales
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and adapting quickly to changing priorities and deadline
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate and present creative concepts and strategies
  • Editing or writing original headlines or content that improves overall communication and impact
  • Ability to accurately estimate budgets and timelines for projects
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire creative teams

Portfolio Requirements
An exceptional Portfolio of real-world work samples demonstrating brand development from concept to completion. Samples should include logo, brand assets, typography, color palettes, visual identity, omni-channel brand implementation, and website application. Candidates must possess a broad versatility of design styles to meet the needs of clients in a variety of industries to include B2B, B2C, non-profits, start ups.

Technical Skills
  • Expert Level in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD)
  • Knowledge of Animate, Premier, UX/UI, Bridge, Lightroom, would be a plus. 
  • Functional understanding of Salesforce, HubSpot, Meta Ads, Google Ads, Mailchimp and other relevant digital marketing platforms
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with clear ability to articulate and persuasively sell creative concepts directly to client
  • Must have formal training/experience in conceptualization, sketching, typography, commercial printing and prepress skills
  • Experience in full brand strategy process
  • Skill in data analysis and qualitative research, benchmarking, 
  • Knowledge of latest trends and branding best practices

Attributes
Superior creativity. Peer recognition. Ability to adapt and work with a variety of styles. Currency with creative trends and procedures.  A passion to inspire great creative work  and obtain high standards of creativity and productivity from others in a team environment. Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex solutions clearly. Advanced organization and project management skills with the ability to prioritize but remain flexible in a fast paced environment. Entirely self-motivated with a very positive attitude.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in related field minimum. Master’s level or graduate work in a related field desired.

Experience
10+ years professional level experience with 3-5 years in a supervisory role.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Commitment to Company Vision

  • Demonstrate continual progress toward achieving goals
  • Reinforce vision in departmental decision-making
  • Be immersed in our company values and passions

Responsible for Quality & Innovation

  • Generating clear ideas and concepts in tandem with the copywriter
  • Producing sketches, storyboards, art layouts based on creative visions and ideas
  • Understanding marketing initiatives, strategic positioning and target audience
  • Set the standards for quality & innovation within the department
  • Remain current with industry standards, strive to lead innovation in industry
  • Actively participate in creative production and demonstrate exceptional personal capabilities
  • The goal is to translate marketing and branding strategies into innovative and impressive campaigns that stimulate targeted audiences.
  • Produce award-winning work
  • Own creative strategy, development, and execution & exceed customer expectations
  • Understand the customer journey and give recommendations for ways to refine and elevate the brand look and feel

Provide Leadership

  • Direct departmental efforts to achieve objectives established in the company's strategic plan
  • Communicate effectively across all levels of the organization and between departments
  • Serve as a leader in the industry, working toward national-level leadership
  • As a member of the senior management team, the Art Director will touch multiple areas of the business and have an influential role in driving the company’s success

Department Operations

  • Maintain relevant administration, planning and reporting systems
  • Help set and adhere to departmental budgets
  • Purchase new equipment and supplies within established budgets
  • Policy and process design / development / implementation

Client Relationships

  • Helps pitch company capabilities to prospective clients along with business development
  • Preparing for and facilitating creative discussions in client meetings
  • Draft proposal-related information, including project descriptions, workflows, technical service proposal language, and pricing
  • Leads all strategic client communication for projects assigned solely or jointly to department
  • Take leadership role on creative projects, working closely with Clients and internal production team
  • Accurately communicate with the client regarding all expectations and ongoing status

Manage Department Staff

  • Attract and hire top players
  • Develop employees through training, mentorship, goal setting
  • Manage staff performance metrics (quality, productivity, efficiency, etc.)
  • Conduct employee reviews
  • Recommend employee advancements and terminations (to be overseen by partners)

Vendor Selection and Management

  • Identify, select & manage external resources
  • Maintain and foster growth of strategic relationships (always striving for win/win relationships)
  • Quality control for third party deliverables

Project Management

  • Coordinate and execute the planning, timelines and workflows to maximize efficiency and quality of end product to ensure client satisfaction throughout the entire experience.
  • Manage internal and external resources to meet agreed budgets and deadlines
  • Manage and prioritize all projects within the department simultaneously
  • Oversee all aspects of projects from initial meetings through final delivery
  • Assign all projects collaboratively with the Project Coordinator
  • Own and manage the creative budget responsibly and proactively

Reports to

President

Supervises

Creative Department: Designers, Developers, Copywriters, Videographers/Editors

Our Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401K Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness & Accident Insurance

To Apply:

Please send your resume and portfolio to resumes@robotcreative.com

GENERAL INQUIRIES

If you are applying for a position listed above, please follow the application instructions in the job description. We are always accepting and reviewing resumes. If you are applying for a position that is not listed, please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@robotcreative.com. Due to the volume of inquiries, you will receive an automated response - we apologize for that in advance, but it does mean we've received your stuff. Creative Positions: If you are applying for a graphic design jobs or creative careers, include samples of your work (in pdf format or as a link to a website) along with your cover letter and resume.