Art Director

The Program partners with the world’s most competitive and innovative brands to develop highly strategic, creative, and technical solutions. We are dedicated to creating meaningful connections between lifestyle brands and people in a collaborative and communicative environment. We are fueled by the desire to grow and perfect our craft by learning from one another.

We are hiring an Art Director to join our Portland, Oregon agency. The right person must have a finger on the pulse of technology, style, sport, culture, media and a whole host of other interests that inform their ideas and their designs. You have a proven track record of driving experiences in a wide range of media from initial concept to final hand-off, and can communicate your vision clearly and with confidence.

Responsibilities

  • Proven ability to design for a variety of audiences, brands, and industries. We want to know you can move from one client to the next without stumbling.

  • Translate brand strategy, business goals, cultural narratives, and consumer insights into compelling concepts.

  • Introduce bold styles that meet business objectives.

  • Understand that consumers' time is limited and platform constraints are always a concern, and you build your concepts accordingly.

  • Ability to communicate with both internal teams and clients.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines, often while working independently.

  • Concept campaign-level experiences and see the work through from ideation to execution.

  • Be the design leader on cross-functional project teams, adding artful enhancements to multi-channel campaigns.

  • Design strategically. Adapt your style to meet brand partner needs. Explain your approach and design thinking to teammates and clients in presentations and reviews.

Qualifications

  • 6+ Years of design experience with various media.

  • Senior-level creative agency or brand experience

  • Sought after as a natural mentor to junior or other members of the team.

  • Exceptional digital skills with a demonstrated proficiency across applications like Adobe Suite, Figma, Sketch, InVision, and other creative tools.

  • You understand mediums and platforms, and how video, motion, sound, and other deliverables best live across channels.

  • Self-starting difference-maker with proven interpersonal, effective presentation, and communication skills.

  • You have an execution-led mindset and demonstrated experience thinking beyond the campaign to design moments that matter.  

  • Ability to make the complex simple.

Details

  • Ideal candidates are located in Portland, Oregon and happy to join us in the studio a few days per week as needed. We're also open to fully remote with a strong preference to Washington and Texas-based candidates.

  • The salary band for this role is $85,000-$95,000.

  • We provide a competitive benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation/personal time, 401k matching (and 401k loans!), health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance.

  • Relocation package available if applicable.

To Apply

Say hello to us at: careers@theprogrampdx.com. Please send us some information about you, your work, and your thoughts on what you could bring to the team, along with the basics (LinkedIn, resume, work samples, social, etc.) that demonstrate some of your abilities.  

*No recruiters, please.