About the Job

The Art Director is responsible for touching every piece of the creative process and helping develop culture-cracking work  as part of the dedicated experiential team at Giant Spoon. From conception to production, you’ll be a steward of storytelling for our brand partners, bringing ideas to life through myriad formats and styles. The ideal candidate understands the fundamentals of design and strives to make beautifully original things, all while collaborating with teammates across functions and departments, working most closely with a Writer partner. We’re looking for someone who is dedicated to making innovative work that stirs shit up, across the advertising industry and culture at large. While the primary focus of this work is in our award-winning experiential practice, the ideal candidate should have experience across digital, social and campaign work and bring holistic, campaign thinking to IRL executions.


  • Collaborate with a Writer partner to ideate and create work that delivers on client goals, both strategically and creatively. 
  • Work hand in hand with Writer to create presentations for approval by Associate Creative Directors and leadership. This includes the ideas as well as the design and layout of decks, pulling mood imagery, and comping bespoke visuals to sell the concepts. 
  • Ideate within the realities and parameters of what can be executed within the given timeline and budget and work with Experiential Production to present work that is cutting-edge but feasible.
  • Once a concept is approved by our client, work alongside Associate Creative Director team to actually make the work — overseeing and collaborating with the Production Department to keep the integrity of the creative.
  • Present the work to creative leads and internal teams whenever needed.
  • Be client-facing and be able to present work to clients, clearly verbalizing the essence of the ideas.
  • Organize workload so that no assignments are lost in the shuffle and all assignments are completed, delivered and approved on time.
  • Become acquainted with your clients, understanding their marketing approach, the environment in which they sell, and the type of work they’re interested in making.


  • 2+ years of experience in Art Direction and conceptual creative work, ideally in an advertising agency, preferably with an experiential practice
  • Strong understanding of graphic design, photography, illustration, and typography
  • First successes in “big idea” generation for client brands
  • Familiarity with and passion for conceptual thinking, campaign development, and cross-channel creative execution  
  • Advanced understanding of Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Digitally connected, passionate about technology and innovation with an insatiable curiosity for how it applies to our industry
  • Experience working with Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets) a plus

The anticipated salary range for this position is $80,000 - $100,000. Salary is determined based on a wide range of factors, including relevant experience, knowledge, skills, job duties, and geographic location. For this role, we also offer programs such as medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and various other benefits and perks.

Giant Spoon is an agency that strives to build an inclusive workplace dynamically rooted in our differences. What makes you, you, is your greatest asset here. No matter your race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, disabled status, genetic information, or other protected category—feel comfortable (and excited) to bring your full self and make smart, impactful work.

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