Digital Art Director

New York, United States Full-time

Ready Set Rocket is looking for a hands-on designer of large-scale platform sites, responsive web, and UI design. Our new digital Art Director (5+ years of experience) is someone who has a strong UX backbone and can present their dynamic work as an experienced conceptual designer and lead art director.

This role is all about an outstanding portfolio - show us your best work if you like what you read here! 

Our Art Directors are a driving force behind 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 executing and presenting work, consulting with clients and working with designers and other creative team members to see a vision through to launch.

Reporting to a Creative Director, Art Directors will find themselves on any given day working on an immersive microsite, major website redesign, a killer sports app, brand strategy, content art direction, 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, cultural institutes 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. And who knows that the best work comes from a team, not individuals.

If that sounds like your kind of jam, let's talk. It's all about your portfolio. We will review and be in touch if we love it. 


Your day-to-day will 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
  • Executing design comps, storyboards, initial graphic concepts and final deliverables
  • Contributing to pitch opportunities with big ideas and a storytelling approach to presentations
  • Working with people across disciplines, including developers, writers, photographers, animators, strategists, marketers 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 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 about the brand’s audience

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A drive to create award-worthy design work across a variety of clients and digital channels
  • An insatiable sense of curiosity, open mind, and sense of humor
  • An impeccable taste level, eye for typography and detail-oriented approach to design
  • A great attitude and love of collaboration to solve creative problems
  • The ability to articulate concepts and communicate effectively, both with teammates and clients
  • A strong body of work in both interactive and conceptual design, with an emphasis on quality user-centered web and digital products
  • A desire to grow and mentor younger designers in their growth as well
  • Experience planning and setting direction for photo or video shoots - a plus
  • Mastery of core Adobe Creative Suite products and an interest in learning new software tools
  • Experience with Sketch, Principle and Zeplin - a plus
  • A solid understanding of how design comps translate to responsive web and code, and general limitations of internet technologies
  • 5+ years working in the industry
  • Previous experience in a Senior Designer or Art Director role

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