Art Director

Baltimore, Maryland | Freelance | Job ID #65677 |
Posted Earlier this month
Our Client, an international retail company, is seeking a fully remote Art Director on a 4-5-month contract basis



  • This position is fully remote but you must work EST
  • This positions has the potential to extend beyond the 4-5 month contract period but it will not convert into a full-time position.



The Art Director is a masterful storyteller on our client’s Global Brand Team who is motivated and energized by the power of sport. The Art Director’s creative work needs to carry the passion of the world’s greatest athletes—from this generation and the next—and the power to help inspire the very best in human performance.

The Art Director is obsessed with athletes, attitude, authenticity, and all things digital, at every customer touchpoint. This versatile storyteller is also driven and unrelenting in the face of the challenges that balancing big projects and tight deadlines bring. The Art Director is responsible for driving a given project. The Art Director will work closely with multiple stakeholders from marketing and creative leadership to operational and production partners streamlining creative development, ensuring the brand vision executes successfully.


  • Brand and Seasonal marketing: concept, development, and design – across all digital, social, web, experiential, and print marketing platforms. This includes meeting with partners to align on marketing/creative strategy, as well as collaborating with creative and cross-functional partners
  • Utilize regional and global data to elevate consumer experiences through art and copy
  • Cross functional team collaboration: CPL, Category, Comms, Media, Global and In-Region Teams
  • Work collaboratively with the Creative Director, designers, agency partners, external resources, copy, category partners and production partners
  • Design with versatility and constantly seek new and innovative ways to elevate customer experience
  • Influence cross-functional teams on brand excellence and current/future design trends
  • This individual must be collaborative, intuitive, pro-active, a good problem solver and able to negotiate solves given differing opinions from differing stakeholders


  • Solid portfolio showing best in class solutions
  • Repeated examples of progressing towards mastering the fundamentals of our brand and has a strong focus around those principles. Great output consistently.
  • Great collaborator who does not just take part in cross-functional projects but is vocal and understands how to lead/inspire & get the best out of their teammates
  • Understanding of all aspects of creative: copy, imagery, design, retail, video and social content
  • Proven presentation skills and a track record of successfully pitching in concepts to leadership
  • The ability to dissect complex problems and provide solutions
  • Command of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Solid understanding of digital, print design
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and build relationships cross-functionally
  • BFA in graphic design, visual communications, or another relevant field
  • 6+ Years in a design role, preferably agency or in-house

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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