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Critical Mass // digital experience design agency
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The Contract Art Director is responsible for conceptual development & the execution of creative deliverables. These responsibilities include creating & communicating concepts, implementing marketing strategies & developing interactive design solutions. Reporting to the Creative Director, the Art Director will work with & lead a collaborative team of designers, copywriters & production specialists. Balancing creative thinking with interpersonal skills, this person will demonstrate an ability to justify concepts to both the client & the project team.

You Will: 

  • Develop concepts, communicate ideas, & design solutions that meet or exceed strategic objectives in a highly collaborative & iterative studio environment
  • Balance strategic development with client business objectives
  • Direct & delegate to core creative services disciplines (design, information architecture, audio design, production & copywriting)
  • Directly contribute to project design & development:
    - create storyboards / initial graphic concepts
    - conceive functional design solutions
    - create site grids & interface demos
  • Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
  • Mentor & coach team members through project development & performance management
  • Build & maintain a rapport with clients, partner agencies & vendors
  • Contribute to the innovative development of the creative department

You Have:

  • Strong design portfolio 5+ years design & interactive work experience
  • Experience leading a team of designers, production specialists & writers to creative excellence
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively & justify concepts to clients & team members
  • Experience with strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development & creative execution
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines
  • Solid working knowledge of the latest design tools including Adobe CS, Sketch, Principle
  • Passion for interactive storytelling, ecommerce, product design, or design systems
  • Experience using video, motion samples and/or prototyping to sell your creative ideas to team members & stakeholders
  • Comprehensive understanding of interaction & UI design
  • Committed to the profession of visual communication

The Talent Team at Critical Mass is focused on ensuring we provide the best training, mentorship, & employee experience possible! CM new hires & employees are the future of our organization, & we want to set you up for long-term success. In an effort to do so, we expect our team to work from an office a minimum of 4 days a week. The ask stems from our want to:

  • Strengthen opportunity for continuous learning
  • Improve collaboration & team relationships.
  • Increase employee engagement

We understand that not everyone may feel comfortable with this expectation, so we ask that you please let us know immediately if there are any concerns so we can help navigate accordingly.

We continually review ranges to address skills, experience & markets. Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a number of factors that include, but arent limited to, a candidates experience & skills relative to the scope & responsibilities of the position. For current CM employees, tenure will also be a consideration.
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