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Senior Art Director

MKG k

New York, NY

Jun 30
Job Description

MKG is looking for a talented, collaborative, and highly creative Senior Art Director to join our Creative Department and Design team.

As a creative agency specializing in brand action, each project we take on is totally different from the next. This unique position straddles art direction, graphic design, and creative strategy. It requires thoughtful art direction and powerful visual storytelling for a wide range of project types including marketing campaigns, live experiences, digital experiences, photo/content shoots, and anything in between. The right candidate will demonstrate both experience and excitement for working across a variety of execution types as well as a ceaseless desire to try something that hasn’t been done before.

The Senior Art Director will work both independently and collaboratively alongside both 2D and 3D designers, creative strategists, copywriters, producers, etc. They will lead art direction across new business proposals as well as active projects while also overseeing and mentoring Junior to Mid-level Art Directors.

MKG has offices in NYC and LA. This position is remote for the time being, but candidates are expected to live within commuting distance of either office and be present for collaborative, in-person work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. More detail scan be provided about our new flexible work policy.

SAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
_ Concept, develop and lead art direction for marketing campaigns or experiential properties
_ Concept, develop and lead art direction for sets, displays, and physical environments
_ Pitch work through creative concepts that could include mood boards, storyboards, concept
mockups and/or sketches
_ Lead art direction and oversight of photo and content shoots as well as post-production
retouching and refinement
_ Scout photographers, stylists, illustrators and other artist talent to partner with
_ Source furniture/decor and style sets or spaces
_ Ideate and execute internal marketing and brand swag

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
_ Demonstrate a strong passion and talent for staying on top/ahead of design trends and
culture
_ Demonstrate leadership skills as well as management/mentorship experience
_ Demonstrate experience in concepting marketing campaigns with digital and print executions
_ Demonstrate experience in concepting and executing physical sets or spaces
_ Have robust experience selecting and partnering with photographers, stylists, artists, etc
_ Have solid experience leading on-site for retail or set installations, event load-ins, or content
shoots
_ Demonstrate a keen design eye when it comes to graphic design and composition
_ Have experience with prop sourcing and styling
_ Have stellar people & communication skills
_ Be able to confidently present and sell work, both internally and externally
_ Speak up and offer ideas and perspectives that further push the work
_ Be a constant source of inspiration for other members of the team as well as our clients
_ Possess excellent organizational skills
_ Demonstrate excellent time management, project management and delegation skills
_ Be able to multi-task and manage several projects with various deadlines at any given time
_ Thrive in a collaborative environment

REQUIREMENTS:
_ Have a proven track record of creative execution with 5-9 years experience
_ Degree or certification in any area of Design AND/OR have the ability to demonstrate robust
experience working in the field (formal college education/degree not required)
_ Proficiency in Photoshop
_ Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
_ Working knowledge of Google Workplace
_ Working knowledge of SketchUp is a big plus!

BONUS POINTS (NOT REQUIRED SKILLS):
_ Possess hand sketching skills for concept drawings
_ Have some experience creating 3D models/renderings
_ Have knowledge or experience in simple animations/motion graphics
_ Demonstrate skills in the area of illustration
_ Possess working knowledge of print processes

Application Details

Please send your resume to designcareers@thisismkg.com. Please include links to examples of your work/portfolio.

MKG

MKG is a women-owned and operated creative agency specializing in brand action. From moments to movements, our ideas show up, stand out, and drive business.

We believe in action – in doing before saying. We believe that innovative, empathetic, and brave brand actions create growth and positive change. Brand actions – including live experiences, digital and virtual summits and events, employee engagements, and social impact actions – humanize brands through creative storytelling and thoughtful, purpose-driven engagement. Brand action is where shared values and real-world interaction collide.

As consumers, we choose brands that value actions before ads. As an agency, we strive to harness the power of the world’s best brands to drive positive change. We’re proud to be long-standing partners to brands like Google, Target, Netflix, Facebook, lululemon, Delta Air Lines, and Dos Equis.

Let’s do something.