Art Director

Saatchi & Saatchi - Springdale, AR4.1

Full-time
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When it comes to shopper marketing, we’ve been around since day 1. For 15 years, we’ve been defining what effective shopper marketing is, and we’re still leading the charge. We know who the shopper is and how they feel. And we get to the heart of what drives them to make purchase decisions. It’s creating a relationship with shoppers, bridging the gap between shoppers, brands and retailers. We encourage shoppers to change their behavior; we don’t simply understand shopper marketing, we’re at the heart of it.

Founded in 1997, there are 2 Saatchi & Saatchi X offices (Northwest Arkansas and Cincinnati, Ohio). It is part of Saatchi & Saatchi, the Lovemarks Company and a member of the Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications company.

  • Ability to create award-winning work
  • Strong visual communication and ideas
  • Leads and mentors associate art directors
  • Good cross department collaborator
  • Strong time management skills
  • Can delegate tasks to a creative team, freelancers, etc.
  • Participates in brainstorming sessions
  • Presentation skills—articulates ideas and stories
  • Ideation/concepting
  • Working knowledge of graphic software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • File management expertise
  • Aesthetic taste
  • Student of art direction and concepting Student of shopper marketing principles
  • BA degree with a communication and/or design emphasis, or trade/portfolio school equivalent
  • Portfolio required
  • 3-5 years related experience, preferably at an ad agency; inclusion in renowned awards shows and “the books” (i.e., CA Annual) a plus
  • Inspires, leads and develops associate team members
  • Strong conceptual thinker and visual communicator
  • Story telling skills
  • Proficient problem solving and project management skills
  • Strong aesthetic sense
  • Proficient with relevant software (i.e., Adobe CS)
  • Drawing ability a plus