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Art Director

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Art Director

PSSST, hey, are you a rocket-fueled creative rock star that can commit wholly to a passionate, internationally award-winning, whirling dervish kind of creative team and agency? The kind of collaborative team that digs in, pitches in and delivers amazing creative ideas, strategies and work that actually transforms brands?

Awesome! That's a great start.

But it takes more than just explosive talent to become part of this team. Attitude and ambition play a huge part in the equation in being a Fusionite. This is the kind of team where we revel in each other's success as much as our individual success. Not only are we passionate, we are compassionate and supportive of each other professionally and humanistically. Love where you work.

At Fusionfarm we live Brand Love. And it infuses everything we do. Love what you do. Love where you work.

Intrigued? Read on.

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Creative Director in conjunction with the Senior Art Director creates and executes overall product/branding and campaign messaging and specific creative assets, i.e. art direction and graphic design in digital and non-digital spaces including: websites and landing pages, advertising campaigns, video, collateral, social media, agency and client pitches, etc. as determined by brand guidelines, positioning statements, creative briefs and supportive creative messaging ideas and strategies in accordance to the project proposal and client needs.

Your responsibilities in this relationship:

•Participates in creative brainstorming sessions and is effective in client pitches. We practice the lateral ideation method.

•Expert knowledge of and experience with necessary design software capabilities and methods, i.e. Adobe Creative Suite (knowledge of interactive design and video editing software or at least needs and process a plus), needed to create and implement overall product/branding and campaign messaging and specific creative actions, with the ability to take strategic positioning and visual creative direction and dynamically add to the quality of the end product. We call this "plussing".

•Prepares electronic files and art as specified by project proposal and client needs correctly and on deadline.

•Maintains basic computer equipment functionality and is key with IT in making sure equipment is running trouble-free and is using up to date software.

•Researches brand niche, perceived and real competition brands and their advertising and marketing campaigns and visual messaging. Sync with market research and customer data and strategies.

•Maintains up to date awareness of business, technology, social, advertising, branding and pop culture trends in general and how they affect each specific product/brand and marketing and advertising campaigns.

•Contribution to agency marketing and PR efforts: events, blog, social media, etc.

Job Skills and Attributes:

•Is acutely aware of industry design trends and processes. Excellent communication and relationship-building skills. Highly organized. Confident decision-maker that can engage in critical analysis and receive critical analysis while working in a collaborative, cross-discipline ideas environment where everyone contributes and has a voice. Attention to detail. Ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Computer-literate. Understands the digital and social media spaces. Working knowledge of customer trends in the digital and non-digital spaces and emerging trends. Exhibits solid leadership skills.

•Minimum Requirements: First and foremost, a killer portfolio. Bachelors' degree in Art, Graphic Design and 3-5 years related experience, or in the absence of a bachelors' degree, 5-10 years related experience.

Our responsibilities in this relationship:

•Competitive salary and benefits package: PTO, paid holidays, 401K, participation in company ESOP, health, dental and vision insurance

•An engaging, inspirational, inclusive, diverse culture

•Opportunities within the agency to stretch professionally beyond the creative team

•The opportunity to contribute fulfilling, killer and award-winning creative

•Supportive team environment

•Promotion of healthy living – work-life balance

•Volunteer opportunities

Please apply at: http://tinyurl.com/FusionfarmCareers

Or by sending your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

The Gazette Company

Attn: Human Resources

501 2nd Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

E-mail: HR@thegazettecompany.com

Pre-employment drug screen required.

EOE

Posted 11/16/16

Job ID: 20670100
Mactive ID: 40499