SCHERMER | Art Director
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SCHERMER is looking for our next Art Director! The primary role of the Art Director is to be a key player in the development of the creative strategy and execution. The AD must be a self-starter, have the ability to juggle multiple projects and possess a strong sense of urgency. She/He will engage in concepting through execution, designing for product launches, demand gen campaigns, emails, landing pages, banners and other deliverables. Reporting to the Creative Directors, the Art Director will work with the creative team of designers, copywriters and other production specialists.
Essential Duties + Responsibilities:
+ Develops creative ideas (in collaboration with team members and copywriters) and directs others in the production of design and art direction
+ Has strong creative competency and knowledge of all channels and mediums, with the ability to design for integrated campaigns
+ Create and maintain the visual look for all work on an account(s)
+ Participate in or lead brainstorm sessions with creative team members to develop concepts
+ Pitch concepts and ideas internally to the creative director, account team and clients
+ Be hands on, not only directing the creative work but also producing it
+ Direct photo and video shoots
+ Ability to concept, design and direct production of motion graphics animations and videos
+ Ensures quality and preparation of final deliverables for handoff to designers, PMs, interactive developers, printers, clients, etc.
Qualifications + Experience:
+ Experience in B2B marketing absolutely essential
+ Strategic thinker - Collaborator - Creative Problem-Solver - Synthesizer - Articulate
+ Experience translating marketing strategies into persuasive campaigns
+ Experience providing clear direction to designers
+ Experience directing and designing the visual elements of a campaign whether it’s ads, websites, collateral, or digital experiences
+ Proven success in presenting conceptual ideas
+ A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
+ 8+ years of experience design in an agency environment required
+ Expert skills in the full range of Adobe Creative Suites
SCHERMER is a Minneapolis-based integrated B2B marketing agency that is recognized locally and nationally as one of the best-of-the-best in B-to-B. In 2019, B2B Marketing ranked us a Top 25 agency, we finished Runner-Up for the Association of National Advertisers' B2B Agency of the Year and were just one of 40 agencies profiled by Forrester in its first ever NA B2B Agency Report.
We’re not a traditional ad agency; we’re a Relevance Partner that creates buyer-driven, business-driving brand, demand and digital experiences for B2B companies like 3M Medical, Cargill, Dupont Water Solutions, Mayo Clinic Labs, Red Wing Shoes/Red Wing for Business, Resideo (formerly Honeywell Homes) and Thomson Reuters. Our culture is one of glory for all and service to others. So we seek people who want to use their talent and time for the benefit of our team, our clients and our collective services. Our purpose is to Do B2B Better, and we welcome those who want to help us get better at doing it.