Room 214 is Hiring: Senior Art Director

By Erika Stutzman     |     April 11, 2017
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Let’s start with why our employees joyfully spend many of their waking hours at this place we call “work”… perhaps it begins with our purpose:

Room 214 believes in working with talented (yet humble) people to create inspired work that makes our hearts race, challenges us, and has a positive impact.

We also can’t help but brag about being 27th on Outside Magazine’s 2016 Best Places to Work in America.

If this doesn’t sound like the type of place you’d like to work – you can probably stop now and just watch this fun video. But if it does…let’s talk business. We are a 40-person, Boulder-based digital marketing and social media agency on the hunt for a Senior Art Director. Here’s what we’re looking for (in no particular order):

Responsibilities

  • Develops strategically sound concepts with a proven ability to execute those ideas into high-quality creative solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations and goals
  • Provides a diversity of ideas and creative agitation during ideation process
  • Helps establish stylistic and conceptual direction for client projects
  • Develops digital solutions that increase the impact of advertising and marketing efforts
  • Creates strong concepts and high-quality creative solutions for a variety of clients across marketing, social and branding projects that meet strategic business objectives
  • Effectively prioritizes work and resources across engagements
  • Creates rough ideas into visual prototypes (such as sketches and layouts) to illustrate concepts for creative reviews
  • Supports the Creative Director in mentoring team through constructive feedback of their work, as well as helping to review team members’ performance
  • Consistently promotes creative agitation and actively contributes to a culture of innovation, excellence and accountability
  • Takes initiative in establishing art direction for the design of internal and external marketing assets

Requirements

  • A positive attitude and collaborative approach to your work with a reputation for going above and beyond the ask
  • An understanding of strategy, social media, and digital marketing
  • At least 7 years of creative experience including 2-plus years in a digital, social or advertising agency environment
  • Solid visual, verbal and written communication skills with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Ability to collaborate closely with visual, production and account teams to create efficient, high-level creative solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency using digital tools such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Dreamweaver, etc.
  • Proven ability to bring a versatile voice to each client
  • Experience designing for video
  • Sound mentoring and team-building skills
  • A diverse creative portfolio that demonstrates a variety of creative work including digital and social campaigns, advertising, e-commerce and brand development

You get bonus points for: (aka the nice-to-haves)

  • Being able to throw down in a game of CAH
  • Previous experience designing for web and e-commerce
  • Owning a pair of jorts

Some of what we have to offer you:

  • Great culture and environment, including game room, dog-friendly office and Kevin (our kegerator)
  • Outside Magazine’s No. 27 Best Places to Work
  • Gain-share (our version of profit-sharing)
  • No vacation policy (everyone takes time off as needed)
  • Open Book Management – guided by ZingTrain
  • Health benefits
  • Matching, immediately vested 401k plan
  • Phantom stock plan
  • Smart people to learn from and fun people to play with
  • Cutting-edge experience
  • A culture that asks “Why Not?”

How you will succeed and grow at Room 214:

We believe in leading with humility, acting out of love instead of fear and doing our best. If this sounds like you, then we should probably meet sooner than later.

  • Loves to Internet!
  • Has fun while working hard
  • Excels under pressure
  • Can dish it. Can take it.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and portfolio to jobs@room214.com. Please also send a link to your social media account of choice (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, etc.) and answer the following questions.

  1. If you had to wear a mascot costume for the next year which one would it be and why?
  2. What does “acting out of love not fear” mean to you?
  3. Would you consider yourself more of a hunter or gatherer?

About Erika Stutzman

Erika Stutzman was an award-winning reporter and editor for 20 years at newspapers in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. Erika enjoys helping Room 214’s team and its clients tell their own unique stories in compelling ways. If she's not writing, she's probably skiing, camping, trail running or at the farmers' market.

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