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Art Director

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Award winning, full service Advertising Agency in Downtown Tampa is seeking an Art Director to join our innovative team. We are a group of kick ass entrepreneurial team members who collectively gather to develop strategies that drive action. Our diverse team is currently composed of 90+ individuals and we continue to grow. PPK is a creative force that pushes the limits and takes risks, encouraging out of the box thinking and doing the unexpected. We’re not only creative, but we are doer’s who continuously motivate and inspire each other to accomplish a vision from start to finish. It’s our drive and ability to inspire and execute that has brought us the success and growth we are experiencing.

The Art Director is responsible for the visual aspects of advertisements across a campaign, whether it is outdoor, digital display, direct mail, point of sale, display banners or TV/online video ads. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working independently, as well as collaborating with team members from junior level to executive level. This person should display a desire to create breakthrough original work that is relevant, resonating, and remembered, regardless of assignment. The role reports to our Executive Creative Director, and takes guidance from an Associate Creative Director, Creative Director, or Senior Art Director.

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Responsibilities

  • Generate clear ideas and concepts in tandem with the copywriter.
  • Produce sketches, storyboards, roughs to visualize ideas.
  • Understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning and target audience.
  • Cooperate with the rest of the creative team across different types of media.
  • Take work from concept to final execution within deadlines.
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities to other designers and provide directions.
  • Present completed ideas to clients/team members.
  • Stay on top of all trends and maintain best practices.

Requirements

  • Relevant education and ideally 2-5 years of experience in an advertising agency environment.
  • Proven conceptual experience as Art Director.
  • Hands on experience with logo design, typography, color, web layout design, print production, image selection and package design.
  • Proficient use of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and other visual design and wire-framing tools.
  • Digital display (static & animated) experience required; HTML experience a plus.
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio.
  • Incorporate feedback and take/give direction well.
  • Team player with strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Pass pre-employment drug screening and background.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule
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*PPK does not discriminate based on race, sex, color of hair, skin art, cats or dogs, toilet paper over or under, pineapple on pizza, or whether you believe that Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. We welcome all ideas, individuals, characters and backgrounds. That’s what makes us a successful functioning family (minus the weird paste eating cousin) of creators, making a difference in our community.

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