Art Director & Interactive Strategist

90octane is a digital agency that specializes in Top Pursuit Marketing™. We help clients meet their revenue goals through the strategy, execution, measurement and optimization of targeted programs. We create everything a business may need to help it sell and grow – from brands to campaigns, website development, content marketing, online advertising, email marketing, search engine marketing and social media marketing.

Our creative team is looking for a full-time art director/interactive strategist who thinks big, drives strategy and creates cutting-edge work. He/she will provide a unique perspective, push digital boundaries and direct creative that grabs attention and compels action. If you’re smart and focused, and you thrive on creating work that takes risks, read on.

Responsibilities

  • Conceive and execute brand applications in both digital and traditional channels
  • Integrate brand thinking throughout execution and drive clear alignment with program strategies
  • Help define vision, direction and goals for the project from both marketing strategy and art direction perspectives
  • Develop concepts and creative executions that connect human emotion to business value
  • Lead strategic direction of client initiatives through the research and development phases
  • Establish a clear understanding of the end user or target audience needs
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal and external teams with finesse
  • Consistently deliver high quality work in a fast paced agency environment
  • Take initiative and provide ownership over the work and its results
  • Serve as a key contributor to account planning

Skills and Knowledge

  • Shows a fundamental expertise in web design and the creative process
  • Works across numerous verticals and project types with ease
  • Exhibits mastery of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Is an expert at communicating through sketching, story boards, mood boards and high-level visual concepts and themes
  • Collaborates with designers, writers, etc. from inception through execution, with great skill
  • Demonstrates a developed visual vocabulary (layout, typography, design)
  • Identifies illustration and photographic styles best suited to the brand/project and communicates choices in a compelling way
  • Understands principles of information architecture and effectively translates wireframes into designs
  • Familiar with HTML, CSS and XML and their constraints
  • Experience directing photo and video shoots
  • Serves as design and technology bridge, communicating well with front-end and back-end developers
  • Demonstrates a keen interest in new technologies and conceives ways to incorporate them into projects
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills

Qualifications

  • 8+ years agency experience with a digital design focus
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Experience with clients that work in long sales cycle and group decision buying scenarios
  • Ability to bring strategic concepts to life through execution of interactive experiences
  • Familiar with HTML and the constraints involved in producing experiences for the web and other interactive media
  • Motion graphic experience is a plus

At 90octane, we believe trust is a differentiator. Our clients trust us with their brands and business goals. Each member of our team earns that trust through hard work, courage, integrity and passion. We hire people who are hard-wired with these qualities, and we continually evolve our culture to develop them. Trust helps us produce results for our clients without micromanaging our team.

Compensation
Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer excellent medical, dental, vision & life insurance as well as open PTO policy.

How to Apply
Please send your resume, a cover letter describing how you are a fit for the position and a link to your portfolio (or several work samples) to jobs@90octane.com with “Art Director” in the subject line. No calls please.

90octane is an Equal Opportunity Employer.