Ready for the next step in your career? As an Senior Art Director- Brand Marketing, you will be part of a dynamic and talented global Marketing team providing top of the line visual concepts and design, which include: visual concepts for marketing campaigns, events (think Cannes Lions), and product launches.  You will bring these concepts to life through high quality creative production in different formats (anything from video to ads to email design and social).

To be successful in this role you must be detail oriented and have a solid understanding of design, hierarchy, problem solving, layout and typography.   You should also have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to  handle the everyday ideation and production tasks of creating graphics and visuals within agreed guidelines. 

This role reports to the VP of Brand Marketing, and will manage a globally distributed team.

This role is hybrid and can be based within commuting distance of our NYC or Chicago office.  The expectation is 3 days in office (or more) and 2 days remote.

As a Senior Art Director- Brand Marketing at Smartly, you will…

  • Communicate art direction goals at an executive level with both internal and external partners
  • Lead and mentor an internal design team of designers and video editors
  • Collaborate with internal and external content writers for a cohesive design & messaging brand presence
  • Maintain a unified artistic direction, vision, and high production standard in the creation process
  • Present concepts and produced work to stakeholders and  cross-functional partners in an inspiring and engaging way 
  • Manage campaign art direction end-to-end (from concept to production)
  • Identify emerging culture/design trends and digital innovations
  • Strengthen brand assets, including style and usage guides
  • Establish mechanisms to maintain consistent brand standards across all customer-facing touch points of marketing programs
  • Translate our product and services to compelling visuals 
  • Keep the design standards of the brand at the highest possible level

We're definitely looking for you, if you have…

  • 10+ years of experience in a creative & design role with at least  3 years experience in brand design and art direction
  • Strong proficiency in design/presentation and tools (specifically Adobe Creative Suite and Figma)
  • Demonstrated business acumen and prior experience managing a team of designers
  • Commitment to excellence and attention to detail
  • Experience in the ad tech industry (a plus)
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective cross-team collaboration skills  and the ability to deliver with agility across multiple, complex creative projects, while meeting deadlines
  • Proven artistic sensibilities and can make beautiful work and guide others in doing so
  • The ability to push creative boundaries, keeping a high bar of quality, with exquisite taste
  • Strong design portfolio that demonstrates a range of design concepts and execution (please submit with your application)
  • A Bachelor's degree in Design or a related field

Perks and Benefits...

  • Five weeks paid time off (PTO), 11 company paid holidays, unlimited sick days
  • Generous healthcare packages & mental health benefits
  • Monthly wellness benefit and learning reimbursement opportunities
  • 401K plus matching & equity grants for all new Smartlies
  • Volunteer time off days & company donation matching opportunities
  • Choice of computer (MAC or PC)
  • And so much more…



Meet Smartly

Smartly is the AI-powered advertising technology company transforming ad experiences for brands and their consumers. Our comprehensive advertising platform seamlessly integrates the capabilities of media, creative, and intelligence to power more than 800 billion impressions and generate more than 300 billion creatives annually, delivering tangible business outcomes for brands and advertisers. We are the only company managing creative and media for 700+ brands worldwide and $5B in ad spend across the largest media platforms, including Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, Snap, and TikTok. Our end-to-end technology, unmatched access to media platforms and exceptional customer service help Fortune 500 brands to reach and engage consumers and learn what performs best.

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