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Art Director

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About This Role

This designer/art director will be working most directly with Michelle Huynh, Senior Art Director on the team, and reporting to Sean Slavin, a Design Director at Codeword. You’ll be part of the wonderful design department at Codeword, led by Ana Macias, a team made up of art directors, animators, UI designers, illustrators, and all around creative people!

From a day-to-day perspective, you will be working directly with an internal design & marketing team at a major tech brand, providing design production, creative exploration, and art direction on an ongoing basis.

You will be involved in concepting new ideas and producing work with a healthy amount of independence. This role will require the ability to stay on top of multiple open projects without the aid of a traditional account team, and communication is crucial as you will be working directly with our client stakeholders. We’re looking for someone who loves the process of conceptual thinking and strategy as much as the design and is able to communicate these great ideas clearly! Everything from brainstorming ideas, to layout design to illustration is seen in this role.

You’ll also be tasked with pushing the boundaries of collaboration tools & non-design platforms, such as Google Workspace (Docs, Slides, Google Sites, etc.).

About You

  • At least 3+ years of experience
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite – Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and InDesign
  • Proficient with the Google Workspace ecosystem – Docs, Slides, Sites, etc.
  • Familiarity with After Effects and Figma
  • Art Direction
  • Aptitude for vector illustration, layout, type design
  • Understanding principles of UI design

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Adapting already existing brand guidelines to new and existing projects
  • Creating icons and illustrations for suites of internal communications
  • Developing mini brand identities for one-off projects and programs
  • Working closely with our stakeholder to pitch and present creative ideas
  • Create one pagers and deck presentations for internal marketing use
  • Find ways to optimize and audit already existing creative
  • Work on event promotion and collateral for team building programs and offerings

Codeword Benefits

  • Flexible work hours
  • Minimum 20 days paid vacation annually
  • 401k + financial wellness support
  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, life, pet, mental health services)
  • Home office allowance
  • Bi-annual Wellness Credits
  • Monthly Technology Credit (to offset internet / phone costs)
  • Every role is bonus eligible
  • Comprehensive Parental Leave Policy

Your Compensation

People – that’s you! – are the heart of our business, and we believe a culture of pay transparency benefits both Codeword and our team members’ careers.

For this role we’re looking to pay $70K – $89K, depending on experience.

A few more things you should know about Codeword

  • The Codeword dream: Make good money doing work you care about with people you like.
  • We love our clients (they write the checks!), which means maintaining a high bar for the creativity, smarts, responsiveness, and communication skills we offer them.
  • We’re around 100 people, big enough to handle large-scale marketing programs, small enough that you’ll have an impact on our culture.
  • We’re a friendly team, we look after each other, and we grow our careers together.
  • We respect everyone’s personal life. After-hours emails are strongly frowned upon, night and weekend work is very rare, and employees are encouraged to pursue their side-hustles.
  • We’re all grownups here, and we trust each other to get the work done, whether at home or in an office or a time zone on the other side of the world.
  • We believe in defaulting to openness. Our calendars, our salary tiers, and our doors are open for all to see. (Except for secret client stuff, which we guard with our lives.)
  • We’re a proud member of the global WE Communications family.
  • Equal Opportunity: Codeword provides equal employment opportunity and doesn’t discriminate against employees or applicants because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Codeword works hard to foster a diverse team and an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

We aren’t a traditional agency, so we like to hire people who don’t necessarily fit the agency mold or check all the “right” boxes. If you’re on the fence about applying, please do!