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Unleaded is a Houston-based marketing firm known for bringing together smart, talented marketing and creative professionals to deliver award-winning work. For 20 years, we’ve supported our clients through market research, strategy development and marketing program management. We pride ourselves on our ability to solve complex challenges and consistently deliver high-caliber work for our clients.

The Senior Art Director Role

Unleaded is looking for a Senior Art Director to provide hands on leadership, supervision, motivation and support to a team of talented graphic designers. The ideal candidate for this role will be an exceptional graphic designer who now feels the call to push their skills by learning to be a leader and mentor. Will help the designers on their team to not just do their best design work but also think strategically and help them make the most of their ideas. Must be able to give critical feedback in a productive, empathetic manner and help work through creative and design problems logically. Though a management position, this role still offers lots of room for growth and professional development for whatever your career trajectory. You’ll work on accounts that touch issues affecting us all such as climate change and the supply chain. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, vision and dental care, matching 401K, paid vacation and paid maternity leave. This position is based at our Houston office, though some members of your team will be remote.


  • Provide art direction for a team of talented designers

  • Contribute to concept development, design and execution of marketing and branding assets as needed

  • Help designers concept the layout of specific creative pieces, supporting your team as they think through the concept from objective to target audiences to the most visually compelling way to deliver messages and execute the strategy

  • Provide clear, actionable direction to their designers, so projects stay on track and the team is able to continually improve

  • Help clients establish and maintain brand standards across channels and media to find the right mix of consistency and originality

  • Work in a collaborative team environment that includes not just other creatives, but also the mission-critical, cross-disciplinary pros it takes to create effective work, campaigns and brands

  • Ensure that both you and designers on your team, thoroughly understand the client, the client’s brand and the clients’ audiences sufficiently to create high-performance experiences and designs

  • Help with planning and art direction of photo and video shoots to ensure that the assets are on target with the needed assets, in alignment with the concept and in brand for the client.



  • 5+ years experience in graphic design and/or art direction

  • Strong portfolio of work

  • Expert level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

  • High level of emotional intelligence

  • Experience with concept development and brainstorming (must be able to talk through your thought process with examples or sketches)

  • Solid communication skills: able to persuade and articulate the value of your ideas and how they support client objectives/strategy


  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, advertising, communication or other visual arts discipline

To apply for the Senior Art Director position
please submit your resume to

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