Recreation SF | Art Director

Art Direction

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San Francisco, CA
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Date Posted:
August 2, 2018


Recreation is looking for an Art Director to join our team. You will work with talented designers, writers and strategists across multiple disciplines (digital, print, environmental, and experiential) to develop engaging creative solutions.

Our ideal candidate has created work in identity, branding, advertising, social media, conceptual campaigns, product launches, motion design and film/video. You should be obsessed with excellent design that is thoughtful, meaningful, provocative, and inspiring. You will mentor designers seeking to do the same, but must also be hands-on and passionate about the craft of design.


-Produce high-quality visual designs—from concept to execution, across multiple disciplines (digital, print, environmental, and experiential)

-Create and iterate on assets that reflect an idea, reinforce/support messaging, and inject aesthetic quality into a brand and/or campaign

-Push creativity, challenge established thinking, and discover new ways of approaching (and solving) a problem within the creative team

-Present work to senior staff and other internal decision makers

-Align creative priorities with agency objectives


-5+ years of experience in graphic design, minimum 2 years working as an Art Director

-BA/BS degree in Design (e.g., interaction, graphic, visual communications), HCI, or a related field or equivalent practical experience

-Ability to establish visual hierarchy, layout, typography, and color effectively

-Experience defining design systems that work across a larger brand

-Ability to communicate design thinking and process to clients and colleagues

-Strong Interaction design sensibility, and experience translating traditional design solutions to digital

-Experience collaborating with cross functional teams (e.g. writers, account executives, project managers, strategists)

-An awareness of current industry and technology standards that pushes towards cutting-edge innovation

-Expert in design technologies (i.e. Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)

-Strong attention to detail

-Digital portfolio that demonstrates these skills and experience

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