Open Book Communications | Art Director

Art Direction

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January 25, 2022


The Art Director plays a key role in helping Open Book provide creative vision, strategy, and design in our work of serving our clients with branded storytelling. Reporting to the Creative Operations Director and working closely with the Senior Creative Director, the Art Director helps drive design excellence and momentum among the creative team by both conceiving and creating distinctive design work that aligns with project goals and tells a story that is authentic to the client and engaging to target audiences.

- Championing and growing Open Book’s distinct approach to design that integrates both words and visuals to tell a story
- Conceiving of creative vision, messaging, and design concepts that work together to demonstrate visual storytelling and set direction for a project or brand
- Creating compelling, client-ready design work across multiple platforms and media (digital and print)
- Directing team members (including designers and writers) in the creation of storytelling design work
- Identifying key problems and brand challenges and offering tangible, strategic solutions that align with project goals
- Building visual brands and design systems that are filled with beauty, imagination, innovation, and unique style that authentically capture and elevate a client’s brand
- Ensuring quality and accuracy in deliverables that maintains brand consistency and clarity across multiple platforms and media

- Portfolio of strong design solutions that demonstrate creativity, concept development, and strategic problem solving
- Strong conceptual and strategic thinker
- Strong communicator (both written and verbal)
- Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite and industry trends
- A deep understanding of both print production and interactive digital experiences
- A strong self-starter who functions effectively within ambiguity and proactively provides vision and leadership
- Can balance multiple priorities and deadlines

We are a close-knit team motivated by mission—both our own (to help organizations invite people into their stories) and those of the clients we serve. Our ideal team member:
- Is mission-driven and passionate about being a generous partner with our creative team and clients
- Is curious, interested in ideas, and comfortable with robust dialogue to hone a perspective
- Thrives in a highly collaborative environment and is motivated by creating the best work, not by a job title
- Demonstrates adaptability and an eagerness to grow in range of skills that both sharpen and evolve over time

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