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Art Director

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Top Portland agency looking for an experienced Art Director to join their team on a contract to hire basis. The ideal candidate is experienced with big campaigns and long term strategy thinking. You're not just a designer helping with the pretty picture, but you really understand the thinking behind a robust B2C campaign,and what makes a consumer tick. A thinker. And a doer. You can help come up with why the theme of a campaign for Christmas 2015 is a blonde santa wearing board shorts, and then helps set the creative direction for the entire campaign, but can also put the mouse to work to build the presentation that informs the team. Confident, but not ego driven. Team player, but able to work independently for long periods of time. Sensitive, but let's the small stuff brush off. Part lover, part fighter.

This role will connect insights into clients' businesses and unique challenges with creative solutions. The Art Director works with the members of the creative team, project team, and accounts team and reports to the Creative Director.

Core Responsibilities -- you'll help set the bar in these areas:

  • Act as creative lead when assigned, present ideas to client
  • Ensure creative direction is followed
  • Strong creative leadership skills that enable and inspire those around you
  • Ability to bring thought provoking ideas during team collaboration with Creative Director and other designers
  • Mastery of Adobe creative suite and digital workflow


  • The types of projects will include branding campaigns, print, photography, live action, retail, 3D, events, and digital media execution.

    Must Haves for this role:
  • Must show a minimum of 7 years experience on nationally recognized brands
  • Excellent concepting and creative skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to think strategically form the basis of your role.
  • Must be highly polished and professional, with every detail considered
  • Must demonstrate that you are within touching distance of mastering your tools


  • If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, apply now!

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