Sr. Art Director
It’s all too easy for brands to become background noise.
As today’s media channels splinter into a million fragments, the journey to capture an engaged audience is no longer linear. The future of impactful media lies in the hands of those who understand precisely what matters
most in every interaction between brands and people and how to unify the consumer experience across a
multitude of channels.
That’s why at RAPP we are firm believers in finding the perfect alignment between Brand and People. Our value is in creating profound human connections through customer-managed relationships (CRM), curated social engagement, digital commerce, gamification, and mobile convergence.
By specializing in Core Dialog™ – critical, direct and high-value relationships that link people and brands
across the fast-changing digital landscape – we stand at the intersection of intuitive thought, dynamic technology, and smart data to be the human face of everything that data and technology can bring to today’s brands.
Senior Art Director
Your job isn’t to find pretty pictures. Or to swap out headlines. Or to revise a design until all creativity is sucked
out of it. Your job is to give life to exceptional ideas.
We need someone who’s passionate, dedicated and forward thinking.
We need someone who can work with a copy partner to concept and create, and give those creations a face,
a voice — a unique identity. If you’re passionate about the ideas you create, but aren’t afraid to kill off the weak
ones, you may have the right stuff for us.
What will make you successful here is your willingness and ability to collaborate with your team, including
client services, strategy, UX and designers. As a Senior Art Director, you should be coming in with client-facing
experience and the ability to present your ideas to them without blinking an eye.
Essentially, we at the flagship New York office need someone who is not only talented, but gives a damn.
We need a big-picture seer who can be prolific enough to come up with ideas that have more legs than a
millipede. Gets-lost-in-the-weeds candidates need not apply.
WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO
Develop awe-inspiring concepts that resonate with target audiences
Constantly strive for better, more innovative solutions across media channels
Proactively track trends in design, user experience, social media and client businesses
Take ownership of major deliverables and initiatives
Report to the Creative Director but lead your team in day-to-day business
Mentor junior team members
Collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams
Create pixel-perfect work that is capable of winning awards
WHO YOU ARE
You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in design
You have five to seven years of experience in art direction and formal design training with exceptional
conceptual and design skills
You have an impressive portfolio of both online and offline work
You’re passionate and dedicated when it comes to doing creative work
You’re a team player, but not a yes-person
You have an expert understanding of Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator and InDesign
You have an overall understanding of Web production and the capabilities within digital channels
You have a working understanding of animation techniques and HTML5