Art Director- Integrated / Entertainment

Santa Monica, California | Freelance | Job ID #48394 |
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Onward Search's client, a premium streaming content provider, is seeking a freelance Art Director to join their team. You will report to the Design Manager and work on the Creative Marketing team. We are looking for candidates with the following skills and competencies to fill the role! 


  • Guide designers to produce visually compelling, engaging and provocative design creative on-channel in our product and in off-channel marketing campaigns.
  • Provide art direction and creative leadership to the marketing design team on all on-channel and off-channel campaigns including display, rich media, print, web, email, out-of-home, experiential and events.
  • Work collaboratively with design managers, project producers, and other designers to create innovative, compelling creative.
  • Work independently to develop compelling creative solutions that align with the strategic brief.
  • Assist all levels of the design team in the creative development of their assignments.
  • Represent and guide the creative during live action or photography production.
  • Work with internal and external clients as Creative Partner.
  • Apply of technical specs and best practices consistently.
  • Develop and pitch creative strategy and concepts for brand and content marketing campaigns.
  • Ensure creative quality, consistency, and cohesiveness across all creative executions.
  • Partner and collaborate with internal marketing partners including the media team, social team, brand, content, events, PR, and product teams.
  • Inspire, develop and mentor a passionate and talented team of designers.


  • 6-10 years experience in professional entertainment creative agency or entertainment marketing design environment.
  • 2+ years managing a team of designers.
  • BA/BS with design or communications-related major.
  • Expertise in current Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and most importantly, how to guide your team to utilize those tools most effectively.
  • Expertise and knowledge in the technical parameters of web, rich media, display, mobile, and social platforms.
  • Executive-level collaboration experience required an Advanced portfolio with relevant work examples as both an individual and team lead.
  • Advanced skills in Concept Development, pitching graphic work and executing unique and original work that solves Marketing challenges.
  • Experience producing a variety of creative media including TV and motion-graphics would be a bonus.
  • Experience developing show-launch campaign creative including art would be excellent.
  • The right person for this role is collaborative, open-minded, inspiring, and not afraid to lead through the unknown. If you are a passionate visual storyteller with a desire to learn, lead, share and grow, then this is an excellent role for you.


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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