New York, NY, United States

Art Director

Isobar is a global digital agency that delivers experience-led transformations powered by creativity.  We have redefined the way consumers experience music through emerging technology with the creation of Aeronaut.  We have taken six disparate brands and brought them under one house through the transformation of Zwilling.  We have strategized, built and executed the digital reinvention of Enterprise, Alamo + National.  And we have connected families to LAIKA’s Missing Link characters through the power of voice.  Isobar has a longstanding history of solving complex business problems.  We have deep expertise in UX, creative, technology and optimization and are able to take on the toughest problems because of it.  Sound like something you want to be a part of?

Position Overview

Isobar is seeking cutting-edge digital Art Directors who are passionate about creating experiences that engage the imagination while empowering users. We seek individuals who understand that great design is about concept, craft and context, as well as visual communication and language—and who know how to make these constructs beautiful. As creative problem-solvers, Art Directors at Isobar collaborate with some of the best copywriters, motion designers, user experience professionals and developers in the business to create comprehensive digital platforms and emotive, immersive digital campaigns.

Isobar Art Directors combine talent, creativity and knowledge of the latest technical capabilities to design interfaces that are a joy to use, facilitate understanding, and enable intuitive interaction—all while elevating a client’s brand. The candidate will be involved in projects from the beginning and work to maintain the creative vision from concept to finished product.

Art Directors provide visual design leadership on projects and should be experts in concept development, branding and design. They are expected to collaborate across disciplines and make presentations to management and clients.

  • Collaborate with team members and clients to translate user needs and business goals into impactful and effective design solutions
  • Collaborate with an Associate Creative Director or a Creative Director to develop, manage and execute large-scale projects
  • Illustrate the overarching concept and design strategy of the project through visual language such as creative concepts, mood boards or storyboards
  • Demonstrate the ability to compose visually stunning, cutting-edge concepts on a wide range of projects from mobile applications to complex business systems to consumer digital ad campaigns
  • Visualize and execute data-visualization systems that are intuitive and beautiful
  • Present design concepts to management and clients in a professional, inspirational and logical manner
  • Build consensus and defend design decisions based on the goals of the project, the concept and the strategy
  • Collaborate with copywriters, motion designers, user experience architects and developers to develop and iterate a visual design that exceeds the goals of the project
  • Develop style guides, including sustainable and maintainable visual design languages and systems, interaction patterns and information design standards
  • Lead by example, including mentoring junior members of the creative team and providing design direction on specific projects
  • Be able to take direction, go beyond what is asked and constantly challenge yourself

Required Experience / Skills
  • Current and review-ready portfolio
  • Extensive visual design experience in creating websites, web and mobile applications, and digital campaigns
  • Demonstrated talent for and commitment to design excellence
  • Expert in visual design and creating concepts
  • Experience in a collaborative design environment and a desire to work as part of a team
  • The confidence and maturity to know that great ideas can come from anyone
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (including listening)
  • Understanding of user-centered design methodologies and practices
  • Proactive behavior in bringing fresh solutions to the team
  • Sophisticated sense of typography, photography and color theory
  • The ability to present and support creative concepts to clients in a professional and engaging manner
  • The ability to act as a creative thought leader and demonstrate a passion for the discipline
  • A commitment to constantly improving one’s skills and staying current of developments and trends in the industry—and to sharing this knowledge with others
  • Ensure the inclusion of concept, craft, and context throughout one’s portfolio of work
  • Professional-level design-software proficiency (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of HTML, HTML 5, CSS, iOS, Android, and the capabilities of web browsers
  • Digital agency experience

Nice to Have
  • Formal design education
  • Motion graphic and cinematic animation skills
  • Illustration skills
  • 3D modelling and animation skills
  • Expertise in data-visualization
  • Environmental touch-screen experience
  • Award-winning work