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Associate Art Director

Company: myGwork
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description

Position at VMLY&R

About Us: VMLY&R
VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. But what does that mean? It means we're a creative agency that is built on the promise of collaboration and human connection. Creating connected brands isn't just what we do - it's what we're known for and who we are. We empower our clients to excel at the intersection of "brand" and "customer experience," starting with simple goals: Create work that becomes part of people's lives; promote value for our clients; and, in the best of cases, help the world.
We're committed to building a united global network of creators and thinkers, regardless of their age, race, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With over 12,000 employees across the globe, our influence is made stronger by applying our collective experiences to tell stories that not only sell products and experiences, but also guarantee positive representations of all communities.
Our unique culture is rooted in a great deal of care for you and your success. Above all else, we are committed to strengthening your experience by ensuring your inner potential continues to be discovered.
We also offer about a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) that allow you to tap into your personal identities, interests and passions. Our ERGs celebrate ethnic diversity, life as a working parent or caregiver, neurodiversity, the LGBTQ+ community, wellbeing, and more. Regardless of your interests, there is no shortage of opportunities to get involved, so tap into our global network and find where you can make your ideas come to life.
Summary
Our new Associate Art Director has a passion for pets. They will bring with them a "find a way fresh way to see it" attitude. They will collaborate closely with Copywriters of varying levels to help visualize executions across messaging channels that solve client problems.

Responsibilities
Design and execute assets across a variety of print, digital, e-commerce, in-store and in-clinic formats while adhering closely to established brand guidelines, with a keen sense for when to take a fresh approach
Assist with creation and execution of presentation decks to help sell ideas
Assist with preparation and coordination of production efforts in still and motion formats
Envision creative ways to connect with audiences in the digital realm
Collaborate with project managers, proofreaders and other creative leadership to make revisions based on client feedback
Other responsibilities as assigned
Requirements
Portfolio school or a bachelor's degree in design, visual communication, advertising, marketing or related field strongly preferred
Previous experience in advertising, marketing or production a plus
Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
Ability to clearly explain art direction and design decisions to various stakeholders
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Some familiarity with pet care and/or animal health a plus
Competencies
Excellent ability to listen and adjust output based on client feedback
Dealing with ambiguity
Embracing challenging and shifting deadlines
Learning new and emerging platforms
Versatility, endurance and a strong desire to keep learning
Special Note
We are looking for an Associate Art Director/Associate Copywriter team! If you have someone you love working with who might also be interested in this creative opportunity, please let us know!
Our Benefits
As the world leader in communications services, we rely on the creativity of our people to deliver the best work for our clients. In return, we invest in our employees by offering them a diverse suite of benefits from best-in-class carriers, with enough choice and flexibility to keep them and their families healthy and happy today and tomorrow.
Corporate gift matching program
Paid time off for volunteering
Paid parental leave
Ranked No. 1 in advertising for our adoption assistance program
Corporate discounts
VMLY&R Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team, which guides, celebrates, and promotes cultural literacy; increases employee engagement; recruits and retains a diverse workforce; and builds internal opportunities for people to learn and grow.
VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer .

This employer is a corporate member of
myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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