SixSpeed | Senior Art Director

Art Direction

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Minneapolis, MN
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Date Posted:
September 16, 2020


As a Senior Art Director, you’ll generate ideas, develop concepts and guide teams in developing the visual look and feel for all brand communications. Not limited to just the consideration of visuals, You are an emotionally intelligent storyteller who thoughtfully creates structure and emphasis with words, images and sounds to meaningfully connect people and a brand’s driving action. You’ll actively collaborate, inspire and guide partners and teams in the creation and development of exciting new ideas and work.

- Collaborate with copywriters to generate a volume of ideas and concepts
- Develop and maintain the visual look of a project or campaign ensuring the work is consistent, distinct, appropriate, engaging and that communication is clear
- Lead the collaborative visual development of projects and campaigns by guiding teams, producers and partners with a clear direction from start to finish
- Maintain awareness of trends in culture and industry, producing new thinking and looks for clients and the agency
- Research and understand client’s needs, brand, products, audience and competition
- Minimize subjectivity in development of creative strategies to sell ideas and concepts
- Find, recommend and select vendor partners (e.g. photographers, retouchers, video production houses, editors, sound mixers and illustrators, etc.)
- Develop shot lists, treatment and vision for capture and present the vision and plan with producers and account partners to client
- Travel to direct photo and video shoots ensuring the vision is met and the shotlist is captured
- Select image assets post-capture, providing retouch direction to partners and presenting for approval with account to clients
- Build positive working relationships with all team members, vendors and clients
- Inspire and motivate teams to create their best work; promote the environment for creativity to flourish
- Articulate vision, ideas and concepts to peers and clients—listening and reacting to feedback appropriately

- Ability to generate ideas and concepts
- Knowledge of photography and video production
- Strong sense of typography, color theory, composition
- Knowledge of print, broadcast and digital communications
- Attention to detail and visual precision
- Ability and willingness to stay on top of current trends, industry knowledge, and develop new skills
- Taking and incorporating feedback
- Confidently provide direction to partners and teams
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Time management and prioritization
- Managing multiple teams and projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Provide clear, timely, and helpful feedback to improve creative output and processes keeping work on budget and schedule

- 5+ years as a visual creative in a brand advertising or marketing environment
- Owner of a strong portfolio demonstrating an ability to craft and build creative campaigns and solves with insight
- Passionate about powersports and adventure
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Primarily: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)(Secondarily: Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Sketch, InVision, Figma, XD, Animate, After Effects, Lightroom, Bridge and Premiere)
- A critical thinker, detail-oriented, passionate, motivated, ambitious and resourceful professional
- Organized, open-minded, and capable of delivering tangible results in a fast-paced and creative environment
- Have eyes and ears for spotting creative opportunity—both large and small
- Ability to concept and execute across all mediums
- Willing and open to the hunting/fishing space, including gear, guns, and ammo

Driven, genuine, fearless, spontaneous, positive and hardworking; these are the qualities we hold with the highest regard. We make ourselves indispensable to our teams by tackling challenges head-on and crossing the finish line together.