Art Director

Marketing · Richmond, Victoria
Department Marketing
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

We are now entering another exciting period of growth, and we’re on the lookout for a passionate, collaborative and Design-led Art Director who is eager to be a part of a team that has the perfect balance of hard work and fun. 


The product

99designs is a 2 sided marketplace that allows clients and designers to work collaboratively on designs they love with a foothold in web, digital and graphic design. With the recent acquisition by Vistaprint, we will be creating a platform that will allow creators to sell end to end solutions in an exciting new environment. 


The gig

Our team is rapidly expanding, focused on delivering our vision of being the marketing partner for millions of entrepreneurs, businesses and creative professionals around the world. The Creative Team has a crucial role to play in this growth, as the 99designs’ brand evolves.


Reporting through to the Creative Director, you will manage the creative process from campaign kick-offs to workshops through to delivery; working closely with internal teams and designers on the platform across various projects; your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to!):


  • Art direct, design and support creative concepts for marketing campaigns 
  • Understanding the needs of our users and solve strategic problems to craft elegant brand experiences 
  • Delivering design assets, within agreed upon timeframes, for various marketing initiatives across all mediums including mobile, product, video, print, online promotional, email and social marketing campaigns 
  • Collaborate in and help drive brainstorming sessions and workshops with different teams and stakeholders to generate creative campaign and concept ideas
  • Identifying opportunities to innovate and grow the brand 
  • Ensuring global brand consistency in all deliverables 


A bit about you

First up, you are passionate about what you do and why. You are a conceptual thinker who can champion the 99designs' platform and visualise ideas in new ways - as a human you are always eager to learn and evolve your process. 


You, of course, have high attention to detail and are all about solving problems through a kickass creative process and enjoy bringing unique stories to life with inspiring art direction. And most importantly, you enjoy what you do and have fun with your process in order to get the best results.


We are looking for a passionate Art Director who will craft empowering concepts that push the boundaries and strengthen 99designs position as thought leaders in design, ideally, you’d be resonating with most of the below; 

  • 5+ years of experience working in the creative industry 
  • Background education/qualification in art or visual design-related field 
  • Keen interest in collaborative design sessions, workshops, brainstorming 
  • You enjoy pushing the creative boundaries and have high attention to detail 
  • A natural communicator who can rally teams of all kinds, and influence peers across the organisation
  • Experience working and collaborating in cross-functional teams (such as copywriters, designers, marketing managers, product managers, engineers). 
  • Fluency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 
  • A good understanding of technical requirements and limitations of web and print design
  • Video, photography experience (Premiere, AfterEffects) (This would be the cherry on top.)


Why 99designs?

At 99designs we hold our values dearly – we believe in putting people first, and people helping other people to create their own success, that design has no borders, and that the journey should be fun. 99designs want every person we engage with to be delighted with the 99designs service and experience. 


As we continue to scale, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team that reflects the communities in which we operate. We want people to feel like they belong and can bring their whole selves to work. Our aim is to continue to foster a collaborative environment with a keen focus on innovation, growth and ownership. Below are some of the things we do to support our people.

 

  • Flexible working hours, remote-first policy and a great office located in Richmond, Melbourne. 
  • Continual training and learning, conference attendance, and in-house mentoring opportunities 
  • Health and wellness programs like yoga, a running club, and quiet spaces 
  • A fully stocked kitchen, including an industrial-strength coffee machine, free snacks and weekly catered lunches 
  • An active social club, with events for you and your family 
  • Paid parental leave 


Next steps

We would love to know more about you, what you’re passionate about, interests and hobbies that go beyond just reviewing your CV.  And of course, we are keen to see your portfolio of work (digital - website or pdf) demonstrating your passion for conceptual thinking, brand evolution, art direction and beautiful design.

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  • Location
    Richmond, Victoria
  • Department
    Marketing
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level