Art Director

Full Time | Fargo

The Art Director is responsible for generating ideas, developing concepts and guiding teams to establish and nurture the visual look for a variety of brand communications. Our ideal candidate is a narrative-oriented art director with a strong ability to guide visual storytelling and a track record of taking projects from initial concept through finished production. We’ll expect you to actively collaborate, inspire and guide partners and teams in the creation and development of brand assets. The Art Director is a key player in the development of multi-channel brand campaigns; therefore, the Art Director must have a strong experience across a range of mediums including content, digital, social, integrated and sometimes even traditional.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and maintain the visual look of a project or campaign ensuring the work is consistent, distinct, appropriate, engaging and that communication is clear
  • Create and maintain the design aspects of video production and photography: concepting, shoots, mood boards/storyboards, reviews
  • Collaborate with copywriters to generate a strategic ideas and concepts
  • Lead the collaborative visual development of projects and campaigns by guiding teams, producers and partners with a clear direction from start to finish
  • Concept and execute across all mediums with attention to detail and visual precision
  • Development of shot list, treatment and vision for capture and present the vision and plan with client, agency and production teams
  • Travel to 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
  • Research and understand client’s needs, brand, products, audience and competition
  • Provide feedback to improve creative output
  • Express vision, ideas and concepts to peers and clients

What we need

  • 3+ years of experience in marketing, advertising or brand communications
  • Portfolio of strong creative and strategically sound work
  • Experience providing art direction on video and photography productions
  • Knowledgeable of photography and video production along with a strong sense of typography, color theory, composition, print, broadcast and digital communications
  • Ability to build creative and unique ideas from concept through finished production
  • Confidence to communicate your ideas and present to peers
  • Flexibility to adapt your ideas to suit client expectations
  • Aptitude to work constructively under stress in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

We are E-Verify compliant as well as an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in our hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.