• Art Director

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    We're looking for an Art Director. The responsibilities and qualifications for this job may sound familiar, but the person we’re looking for is actually unique. That’s because Ketchum is different. Here, everyone is creative. Everyone is on the lookout for bold and innovative solutions. And everyone is encouraged to be a risk taker. We don’t believe in settling for the tried and true. At Ketchum, we always reach for the untried and true. If all that sounds appealing to you, you probably belong at Ketchum.

    About the Job

    • Collaborate with a diverse team of digital strategists, producers, art directors, copywriters and account teams
    • Work effectively across different media channels, including digital, print and video
    • Stay on top of emerging technologies and trends
    • Design and produce optimized, web-ready graphics
    • Possess a track record of original breakthrough designs and creative work
    • Provide innovative, user-centric, information and visual design recommendations
    • Produce creative design from independent development of concepts to well-organized handoff digital assets to our development team
    • Juggle projects ranging from existing client work to new business pursuits
    • PowerPoint design for various client presentations and new business opportunities IND13 #LI-ML1
    • Superb attention to detail while juggling multiple projects, priorities and deadlines


    • Ad agency experience is preferred
    • Experience working on new business pitches
    • Conceptual thinker
    • A real passion for design, someone who is always growing their skill set and knowledge within the space
    • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit
    • A minimum of 7 years of print and web digital platform design experience
    • Demonstrated ability to develop conceptual visual ideas and execute against them to create innovative design solutions in a highly collaborative environment
    • Strong presentation and communication skills
    • Expert proficiency in current Mac versions of Adobe Creative Suite software, (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat) and Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. (Prezi experience a plus, video editing and original illustration skills a plus)
    • An ability to work with brand identity systems and shared design projects
    • Demonstrated versatility to design in multiple styles ranging from simply sophisticated to cutting-edge visual storytelling



    About Ketchum

    As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!


    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits  

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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