Job Description

Maker of things, Leader of teams

OMFGCO is a fast-paced, constantly-evolving, multidisciplinary studio, and we’re looking for a seasoned Art Director with the ability to establish conceptual, stylistic, and meaningful executions for projects and campaigns in conjunction with their creative team.

Here’s the deal:
This role reports directly to the Creative Directors, and works collaboratively with CDs, other ADs, Designers, and Producers on all design and cross-media solutions.

Soft Skills
– Create inspiring, strategic, and innovative ideas.
– Push the vision. Have a thirst to investigate, develop design solutions, and set trends in creative.
– Question effectiveness. Challenge the status quo (i.e. if the existing copy doesn’t work, rewrite it).
– Make efforts to ensure that the team is working as a team, including the Producers and CDs.
– Embrace Producers as part of your team and collaborate with them to lead the team and produce work on time and on budget.
– See ideas all the way through the creative process, from initial concept to final sign-off to production.
– Embody the OMFGCO core values: Everything is an Opportunity - Stay Outside - Best Idea Wins - Water the Plants.
– Allow others to make you better. Show respect to yourself and others. Always begin with the end in mind. Over-deliver whenever possible. Make work that matters. Work to improve everyday, and be a pleasure to work with. Laugh a lot, have fun, and create from a place of joy.

Hard Skills
– 5+ years of relevant experience.
– Practicing designer at senior level.
– Thorough understanding of and experience with Adobe Creative Suite and art supplies.
– Critical thinking skills.
– Build decks, speak to the work, and present to clients eloquently.
– Eagle-eye precision and detail-oriented follow-through with all design files.
– Perform press-checks and review print-proofs when needed.
– Work with Producers and CDs to determine the right design lead for each project (sometimes based on design capabilities, sometimes industry knowledge and experience, other times bandwidth).
– Lead your design team, review work, delegate tasks, and help mentor and develop their skill sets.
– Train and oversee designers as they develop design concepts into accurate mechanical layouts.
– Guide designers in making effective work and crafting decks to sell it.
– Give feedback and be the Quality Control before bringing concepts, decks, and any creative work to CDs for review.
– Confident and diplomatic client communication skills.
– Foster client relationships and help manage expectations of both the client and the team.

Bonus Skills
– Experience with copywriting, copyediting, digital, and/or strategy.
– Knowledge or experience with Agile Methodology or SCRUM.
– Experience with Asana.

This is a 90-day contract-to-hire position with full intent to hire.

Application Details

Please email your resume and portfolio to by Sunday, April 28th.


OMFGCO is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Portland, Oregon, founded in 2009 by Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley. We believe it's easy to make things pretty, but it’s hard to make them matter. Regardless of the type of project or the style of client, the same approach and principles apply in making considered, relevant, and long-lasting brands for visionaries of all varieties. OMFGCO exists to find a better way.