PAR is seeking an experienced Art Director to add value to its creative and marketing endeavors. This person will mentor the design team in determining overall branding and style and create the vision that brings marketing strategy to life. They will be responsible for interpreting creative briefs and turning them into creative concepts and will work within a creative team to listen to, question, and internalize customer needs to generate and execute design concepts that inspire, inform, and captivate end users. They will guide and direct less experienced designers to increase their skill set, productivity, and creativity. This is a hands-on position—the role will also execute and prepare final art for appropriate output channels. Progressive and current desktop software skills are required to be innovative and also compatible with output vendors.
Visionary, creative, and intuitive; ability to translate marketing objectives and technical product information into compelling conceptual visuals. Open to influence and inspiration while dedicated to telling the audience a clear story. Strong knowledge of principles of print, design theory, color theory, typography, and product design. Meticulous attention to detail; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to conduct and handle multiple projects within tight deadlines; leadership skills; and willingness to do whatever is asked. Cutting-edge software skills, including superior skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, multimedia programs, etc. Excellent communication skills with internal clients. Bachelor’s degree in fine art, communications, graphic design, graphic media, or similar.