Digital Art Director (5yrs+ exp)

New York, United States Full-time

Ready Set Rocket is looking for a dynamic, experienced, digital Art Director to join our creative team.

Our Art Directors are the driving force behind all of our creative work and have a hands-on role in every phase of a project—from contributing to creative strategy and defining a creative vision, to presenting work, consulting with clients and working with designers and other creative team members to see the vision through to launch. 

Reporting to a Creative Director, Art Directors will find themselves on any given day working on a killer sports app, immersive microsite, major website redesign, brand strategy, video shoot, or a 360 or social campaign. This position offers a ton of opportunity for personal growth and high-level work across a variety of top-notch clients in spirits, finance, sports, entertainment and more while working with a brilliant, close-knit team in a fast, highly-collaborative (and highly dog-friendly) environment. 

To take on these challenges, we’re looking for a curious, flexible hybrid creative who knows how to translate strategy into compelling big ideas and award-worthy execution. Somebody who knows how to have fun while taking responsibility to deliver consistently high level work. Who knows that good ideas come from everywhere. Who knows that sometimes the best path forward starts at the ping pong table. And who knows that the best work comes from a team, not individuals. 

If that sounds like your kind of jam, let's talk.

Your day-to-day would include:

  • Starting from a strategic brief, create stunning conceptual designs that define a creative vision for the project
  • Working with designers to guide projects from vision to launch
  • Identifying the right times to execute and the right times to delegate
  • Contributing to pitch opportunities with big ideas and a storytelling approach to presentations
  • Working with people across disciplines, including developers, writers, photographers, animators, strategists and account managers
  • Inspiring yourself and other team members to constantly create award-winning work
  • Staying on top of creative and industry trends to always bring fresh ideas and designs to the table
  • Leading creative-focused meetings with clients as needed by the Creative Director
  • Contributing to creative strategy sessions by providing big ideas for campaigns or creative insights to build from

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • A drive to create top-notch, award-worthy design work across a variety of clients
  • An insatiable sense of curiosity and impeccable taste
  • A love of figuring out new things and doing them well
  • A great attitude and team-first approach to creative problem-solving
  • The ability to keep it simple and communicate effectively, both with team members and clients
  • A strong body of work in both interactive and conceptual design, with an emphasis on high-end websites and digital products
  • A desire to grow and mentor younger designers in their growth as well
  • Experience planning and directing photo and video shoots - a plus
  • Mastery of core Adobe Creative Suite products and an interest in learning new tools
  • Experience with Sketch, Principle and Zeplin - a plus
  • 5+ years working in the industry
  • Previous experience in an Art Director role

This position is full-time and NYC-based only. No recruiters please.