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Creative Director; Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Who we are.

A team of passionate people providing food and beverage companies with more complete 360+ marketing solutions than any other marketing agency in the region. We do this by building stronger, deeper relationships, understanding the who/how/why of the entire food chain and rolling up our sleeves to get it done. Open to on-site, or remote-to-relocation. Relocation assistance available.

Why you should work with us.

We strive every day to work a little harder, a little smarter and a little more together than yesterday in an effort to provide the richest, deepest, most-comprehensive and innovative solutions for our partners, present and future. Everyday. No excuses. If you want to join a team where everyone works hard, solves problems, builds relationships, acts on intuition, is flexible and brings positive energy to the problem, join us.

The role.

The agency is an agency in transition. This search is actual proof of that. The agency has roots and a solid history, but the future is the focus. As is new business. And a better creative product. We are looking for someone who is looking for an opportunity to make an impact. Bring a point of view. Be a leader with a team first mentality. A mentor. A realistic dreamer who thinks in terms of “What if” and “Why not.” Someone who can look at the whole picture, help develop strategy and translate that strategy into creative solutions for our current and future clients. New business experience and success is a must. Meaning, this someone has run a pitch. Presented. And won. More than once. We are open to art or copy backgrounds, but gut says this person is copy side. We believe this is an awesome opportunity for someone who thinks they should have been given this opportunity years ago. Well. Here it is.

The job.

Build a top-notch agency creative team and be responsible for overall quality of work produced. Reporting to the President, this lead Creative Director should:

  • Be responsible for managing the agency creative process from concept to completion.
  • Possess expert knowledge of the business side of design and advertising; translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies.
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with agency and client teams to develop innovative and actionable creative initiatives.
  • Analyze brand tracking, market trends, consumer need and the competitive landscape.
  • Spearhead and manage content strategy for both small-scale and large-scale projects, harnessing strategy, digital and brand design and technology.
  • Partner with social/digital media team to manage and direct in-house agency content studio.
  • Ensure visual communication, brand standards and strategic brief initiatives are met.
  • Have an instinctual grasp of what will work when branding a client; developing a marketing plan; concepting a social strategy etc. and understand what creative ideas will play well in the market.
  • Present, or oversee presentation of work and obtain approvals for deliverables.
  • Actively participate in recruiting, hiring, training and leading creative staff.
  • Manage and cultivate career development of creative staff members.
  • Determine and monitor productions schedules and provide work direction to staff.
  • Prioritize work and resources across projects based on short-and long-term needs, establishing production schedules by collaborating with creative, account and production teams.
  • Improve quality results by studying, evaluating and reworking creative process and procedures.

Requirements.

  • Ability to prioritize work and set schedule to meet deadlines. High level of productivity.
  • Superb interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Commitment to work efficiently and effectively while managing multiple team members juggling multiple projects.
  • Coaching skills, strong leadership and the ability to foster teamwork.
  • High energy and passion balanced with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Experience and skills to develop a pitch from initial lead to presentation.
  • Proven ability for strategic thinking and proactive problem solving.
  • Dedication to high creative standards for the agency and for our clients.
  • Open to on-site, or remote-to-relocation. Relocation assistance available.

Sounds great?! Please shoot a resume and portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working.

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PLACED: Senior Art Director, Luxury; $90K, NYC

Get ready to join a shop that delivers effectively on both brains and beauty, an agency that’s at once design-driven image makers and consumer-minded brand stewards.

With a focus on fashion/luxury/lifestyle, this expanding boutique ad agency is seeking a curious and cultured Senior Art Director who has the conceptual skills and design power to bring game-changing 360 ideas to life. You are well-versed in luxe-directed UX/digital/social, print design, video production, and have a passion for typography as powerful visual differentiator. Fascinated, inspired and enthusiastically challenged by the ever-evolving digital landscape, you are UX savvy, collaborate well with front-end developers and have an understanding of digital tech; you’re hands-on immersed in social and stay abreast of trends. Altogether, your portfolio expresses strategic vision that solves business problems with elegance and beauty. Expect to create and inspire excellence in others and across a portfolio of premium brands.

This well-established, full-service agency possesses major credentials on integrated campaigns for some of the biggest fashion and luxury brands on the market. Considering the bulk of your attention will be on fashion/beauty/luxury accounts, a love of Vogue and previous category experience would be ideal; prior agency experience is a must-have.

Sounds great, right?! Shoot your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and change someone’s life.

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Designer, Integrated, $60-80K+, NYC

Join the leading US branding agency specializing in Fashion, Luxury, and Lifestyle, combining sound strategic thinking with the highest level of visual execution. Seeking a visionary Designer slash Art Director who has the creative thought-leadership, conceptual skills and design power to bring game-changing 360 ideas to life. You are well-versed in luxe-directed print design and shoots, tv/video production, and have a personal passion for typography as powerful visual differentiator. Fascinated, inspired and enthusiastically challenged by the ever-evolving digital landscape, you are UX savvy, collaborate well with front-end developers and have an understanding of digital tech; you’re hands-on immersed in social and stay abreast of trends. Altogether, your portfolio expresses strategic vision that solves business problems with elegance and beauty; simply stated – you have taste. Expect to create and inspire excellence in others and across a portfolio of premium brands.

Sounds perfect, right? Shoot your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and change someone’s life!

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Art Director, Integrated, $70-85K, NYC (Freelance, or Temp to Perm)

Have what it takes to work for a family-friendly, iconic American brand?

A hardworking, personable bunch, this laid back shop generates big work for innovative brands; all with minimal bureaucracy and a family feel. A small enough agency to run a tight ship, but big enough to boast a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers. The rules: collaborate well with clients, strive to improve daily, make work that is simple, memorable, and beautiful. This is an office where music is always playing, dogs are part of the culture, patio BBQs are the norm, and excessive imagination is a must. They believe that every great relationship starts with a single job and grows over time with consistent care, hard work, and at least a little fun. A full-service creative agency, they’ve tackled everything from multi-channel campaign creation, to complex site and app builds, to fashion shoots and retouching. They like a good challenge, and have the creative resources to meet them.

Seeking a positive-minded, mid-level Art Director to add to the fold. Ideal candidates will be self-starters who are passionate about their work and have a solid understanding of production process and awareness of the ever-changing design space.  Fascinated, inspired and enthusiastically challenged by the evolving digital landscape, you are interweb savvy, immersed in social and stay abreast of trends. You’ll be responsible for adapting and conceptualizing brand ideas and designing for digital channels as well as traditional print, DM, OOH and beyond. A detail-oriented Art Director, you should posses a classical design sense and strong typography skills as you’ll be crafting clean, beautiful brand visuals. Mastery at using Adobe CS, as well as your thinking cap, is a must.  Working closely with Copywriters and Producers, you’ll manage projects from concept to completion. Considering the bulk of your attention will be on the Disney account, an active imagination and a belief in the magic of pixie dust would be ideal but open to any category assuming your work is top-notch. 3+ years of super hero design experience is preferred; agency experience required.

Great, right?  Please shoot a resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com.   Not for you?  Please share with someone in your network.

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PLACED: Senior Art Director, Freelance, $600/day

Ready to pitch in at a full service creative agency, working across the print, digital, and creative disciplines? These folks have tackled everything from multi-channel campaign creation, to complex site and app builds, to fashion shoots and retouching; they like a good challenge, and have the creative resources to meet demanding client needs.  This is an office where music is always playing, dogs are part of the culture, and excessive imagination is a must.

A small enough agency to run a tight ship, but big enough to boast a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers. You’ll work with a fun group of hardworking, personable developers, designers, writers, animators, inventors, artists, technologists, musicians and new media strategists. Teams are constantly reinvented and staffed according to clients unique and evolving creative needs, which means fresh, inspired thinking is applied to every project. You’ll be expected to collaborate well with clients, strive to improve upon your crafts daily, and make work that is simple, memorable, and beautiful.

Ideal candidates need prior experience with print, outdoor, digital and a little story boarding.  As you’ll be working with a really dynamic group on one of the most beloved entertainment brands on the planet, please have an active imagination, excellence in creative execution, and a positive attitude.  And a lil’ pixie dust in your pocket wouldn’t hurt.  Expected start date of January 27th, and working through the month of February.

Sounds good?  Shoot your portfolio/resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.comNot for you?  Share with someone in your network!