ART director

LocationS

Sioux City, IA Bellevue, NE

The Art Director is responsible for art concepts in the production of advertising and marketing projects and campaigns.  The art director works with a copywriter as a team, or receives copy from the copy department that is translated into advertising.  The art director can also work as a part of a design team with another art director.  The art director also can supply copy or headline concepts for a project. 

Essential Functions
  • Designs print ads, brochures, booklets, fliers, TV commercials, billboards, interactive/web ads and more, according to strategic plans provided by creative director/account executive, and by assignment from the creative director.

  • Meets as needed with client service team members and interactive marketing personnel to ensure coordination between traditional and interactive advertising and marketing efforts.

  • Works with other art directors, copywriters and additional designated team personnel in production of said materials.

  • Works with creative director in selection of design elements, papers, vendors, models, freelancers, broadcast talent, and any and all outside sources/purchases needed to fulfill production of each project the art director designs.

  • Strives to meet assigned deadlines.  Alerts creative director and trafficking personnel if deadlines cannot be met for any reason, or if an extension is required.

  • Works with production personnel, providing complete input, and any instruction and supervision required to smoothly complete production of approved design.  Provides all required specifications (colors, fonts, papers, sizes, etc.) to production department on Production Input Form.

  • Reviews all production materials on assigned projects, and signs off prior to forwarding job to trafficking for further required approvals/outside production.

  • Writes copy/headlines/scripts as requested.

  • Art directs videos, photo sessions, audio tapings, press-proofing, etc., and supervises freelancers assigned to art director’s projects as requested by traffic manager/creative director.

  • Meets with account executives/trafficking/production manager/media as required to ensure timely, accurate completion of assigned projects.

  • Assists with new business presentations as requested by the agency marketing director/creative director/production manager.

  • Keeps creative director informed of need to upgrade design-related computer hardware/software.  Maintains said equipment/supplies for use in the creative department.

  • Has working knowledge of computer design software and hardware and strives to stay current in level of knowledge and abilities. 

 Competencies

1. Creativity.

2. Initiative.

3. Versatility.

4. Persistence.

5. Meeting Standards.

6. Attention to Detail.

7. Project Scheduling.

8. Commitment to the Job.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel to be expected.

Experience

  • Designs print ads, brochures, booklets, fliers, TV commercials, billboards, interactive/web ads and more, according to strategic plans provided by creative director/account executive, and by assignment from the creative director.

  • Meets as needed with client service team members and interactive marketing personnel to ensure coordination between traditional and interactive advertising and marketing efforts.

  • Works with other art directors, copywriters and additional designated team personnel in production of said materials.

  • Works with creative director in selection of design elements, papers, vendors, models, freelancers, broadcast talent, and any and all outside sources/purchases needed to fulfill production of each project the art director designs.

  • Strives to meet assigned deadlines.  Alerts creative director and trafficking personnel if deadlines cannot be met for any reason, or if an extension is required.

  • Works with production personnel, providing complete input, and any instruction and supervision required to smoothly complete production of approved design.  Provides all required specifications (colors, fonts, papers, sizes, etc.) to production department on Production Input Form.

  • Reviews all production materials on assigned projects, and signs off prior to forwarding job to trafficking for further required approvals/outside production.

  • Writes copy/headlines/scripts as requested.

    • Art directs videos, photo sessions, audio tapings, press-proofing, etc., and supervises freelancers assigned to art director’s projects as requested by traffic manager/creative director.

  • Meets with account executives/trafficking/production manager/media as required to ensure timely, accurate completion of assigned projects.

  • Assists with new business presentations as requested by the agency marketing director/creative director/production manager.

  • Keeps creative director informed of need to upgrade design-related computer hardware/software.  Maintains said equipment/supplies for use in the creative department.

  • Has working knowledge of computer design software and hardware and strives to stay current in level of knowledge and abilities. 

Education 

Associates degree from an accredited graphic arts institution or BA degree in Graphic Design/Graphic Arts or related field or 5+ years related experience. A minimum of five years graphic design experience in an agency or design firm.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Maintains a valid Driver’s License and be insurable under company insurance provider/program

Security Clearance

None required for this position

AAP/EEO Statement

Ho-Chunk, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice