Art Director

New York, United States expand job description ↓


As a member of the Visual Experience Department, the Art Director will be responsible for leading the development and execution of impactful design solutions for a diverse range of interdisciplinary projects.

In this position the Art Director will provide a progressive point of view on design excellence. They will collaborate with the Creative Director on ensuring the creative vision on projects and direct design teams towards cutting edge visual experiences.


  • Collaborate with strategists, content developers, UX designers, creative technologists, and client representatives to come up with unexpected, meaningful and innovative ideas and concepts
  • Provide art direction on visual experience design for projects of various scales and types – from web and mobile to interactive installations and large scale exhibition graphics
  • Bring new approaches to the creative process, ideation and design strategy and inspire across disciplines
  • Nurture junior talent through clear direction, constructive feedback and passing on knowledge and expertise
  • Provide compelling arguments for the design direction that foster internal and external understanding and agreement
  • Establish conceptual frameworks to solve complex design challenges
  • Establish smart, sophisticated and impactful visual systems
  • Ensure integrity and quality of visual direction throughout all phases of a given project and esp. when translated to linear media, interactive media, and physical environments
  • Coordinate with project team members to clarify design dependencies (hardware and software specs, content specs, architectural specs, etc.)
  • Provide accurate time estimates and expectations for yourself and designers on a project
  • Juggle multiple projects, establish expectations for designers and ensure deadlines are met


  • A design degree (graphic, interaction, communication, media design, or a related field)
  • Superior design and art direction skills exhibited in an outstanding portfolio
  • Proven track record of project direction and team management
  • Experienced in developing unprecedented solutions that actively engage audiences
  • Strong leadership, and mediation skills
  • Disposition to inspire, mentor and lead by example
  • Confidence to make difficult decisions and guide designers towards aspirational design solutions
  • Experienced in structuring workflows and managing small design teams
  • Strong strategic and conceptual skills
  • The ability to distill key insights and translate them into design principles
  • Familiar with expressing arguments and ideas visually, verbally and in writing
  • Experienced in structuring and holding working sessions and presentations, internally as well as to clients and collaborators
  • Excellent typographic skills
  • Accomplished in establishing elaborate design systems for digital and built environments
  • The ability to cut through complex content and translate narratives into compelling visual experience design
  • A proven record of driving experiments, iterating quickly and pushing conventions
  • Experience in designing for physical spaces
  • Progressive understanding of UX, GUI and interaction design as well as the workflow of time-based media
  • 3D or animation and motion graphics is a plus!
  • Excellent technical, organizational and time management skills
  • A highly self-motivated, ambitious and professional work attitude
  • An empathetic nature with an open, positive mindset
  • The ability to collaborate in teams, work autonomously and to take direction from creative leadership
  • An awareness of contemporary trends in technology, art and design
  • Precision, detail and solution orientation
  • The ability to thrive in a fast paced creative environment
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