ABOUTUNLEADED

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 driven Senior Art Director with strong design experience. The ideal person will have a talent for curating creative, providing productive design feedback and leading people. Will help the creative team solve design problems and push their potential to deliver exceptional art that makes everyone look good. Our business works directly with executive management teams to improve and develop their overall business strategies. That means you’ll be doing important work and get clear, concise direction and support. Massive room for growth and professional development. Plus, 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. You’ll probably be more effective physically collaborating with the team at our Houston office, but this position could be remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide art direction for a select creative team

  • Provide art direction for a select creative team

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

  • Help designers concept the layout of specific creative pieces, thinking through the concept from objective to target audiences to find the most visually compelling way to deliver messages.

  • Provide clear, actionable recommendations to designers’, so they can learn and progress in a positive environment

  • 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 creative

  • Consult with clients and present work

  • Help with planning and art direct photo and video shoots to ensure that the assets are on target with the concept and in brand

  • 7+ 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

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for the Senior Art Director position
please submit your resume to
careers@ulcomm.com