Senior Art Director

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #49643 |
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Our agency client, is seeking a Senior Art Director to join the team.

This person will report to the VP/Creative Director and be responsible for:

  • Holding a leadership role among our Creative team managing 4 designers, in addition to managing your own projects.
  • Lead the charge in the development of engaging social media marketing concepts and approaches, oversee multiple projects from conception thru execution for film and tv clients 60% of the time.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day responsibilities of the Creative Department being instrumental in translating a brand’s identity to the digital and social media space.
  • Creating on-brand, compelling creative campaigns.
  • Provide mentoring, training, and best practice recommendations.
  • Direct all phases of creative work for major brands from concept through production.
  • Serve as creative lead and help Art Directors manage teams on small and large projects.
  • Work collaboratively and lead cross-discipline teams of various levels of seniority.
  • Serve as point of escalation both internally and with clients.
  • Direct external partners and production teams.


  • 5-8 years experience in marketing, advertising or social media with at least 1 year managing a team.
  • Thorough understanding of features, behaviors, best practices, and analytics offerings across popular social networking platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snap.
  • Killer design chops with proficiency in AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Ability to understand, communicate and execute against content and engagement strategies.
  • Enthusiasm and knack for nurturing client relationships and growing repeat business.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to a variety of situations and subjects including technical information and creative ideas.
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptualize creatively, and execute flawlessly.
  • Strong communication design sensibilities and an understanding of how motion, composition, information hierarchy, color theory, and typography work together to drive home a message.
  • Social fluency and a solid understanding of how to drive conversation and engagement across existing and emerging social platforms.
  • Strong leadership qualities, including a team building approach and a problem solving and client-focused attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with clients and individuals from other departments.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, hustle, hunger and an amazingly curious attitude that is consistently seeking out creative opportunities above and beyond the day-to-day asks.
  • The ideal candidate will also feel comfortable interfacing with and presenting to both internal and external stakeholders in a way that makes big ideas deliciously digestible.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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