Art Director

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At Cinco, we measure ourselves by the creativity and strategic thinking we bring to the table each day. In that, our Art Directors play a significant role. Specifically, the Art Director is a lead creative position within the studio that takes creative point on a project team. This role requires designing, as well as directing teammates and outside partners in the design of signature assets and experiences across the audience journey. Collaboration is key to success as you’ll be working closely with creative directors, designers, and specialists with expertise in multiple disciplines—from strategy and writing to motion and digital.

The ability to combine deep category insight, next-level creative thinking, and well-developed technical skills are hallmarks of the position. Perhaps most important, the Art Director consistently delivers work that inspires the team and client while hitting the brief. It's critical that the candidate for this role have category expertise in the sport, entertainment, or technology industries we serve. It’s also imperative that the candidate be proactive in staying ahead of the curve in trends and tools common to the brand design industry.

Experience:

● 6+ years design experience within an agency setting, interfacing directly with client contacts regarding

project ideation, presentations and delivery

● BFA in Design or proven relevant experience

● 2+ years of design direction experience leading branding projects and presenting work to clients

● Portfolio of recognized work for significant and progressive brands within sports, entertainment, and technology industries

Skills & Requirements:

● Expert design skills. (type, color, logos, composition, design systems)

● Expert collaboration, strategy, and systems thinking.

● Expert with industry-standard design tools. (Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, etc.)

● Expert knowledge of top-tier image-making and motion content.

● Expert storyteller capable of articulating messaging intent and tone.

Responsibilities:

● Translate creative briefs into culturally relevant and impactful creative execution.

● Deliver strategic system thinking through complex end-to-end projects.

● Elevate creative exploration, innovation, and execution across all projects.

● Bring a passion for the value of design, teamwork, and Cinco as a whole.

● Present to internal and external teams as a true expert in your discipline.

● Engage and inspire others as a true creative leader.

What we offer:

● Opportunity to work in a studio that truly brings creative excellence to the forefront of every engagement with a chance to make a difference in a small and highly productive environment

● Competitive salary, full medical, dental, and vision benefits package and 401k

● Paid holidays and flexible PTO program

● Flexible Remote working environment

● Central PDX studio with great restaurants, coffee shops, and brewpubs

At Cinco, we deliver creative intelligence to drive meaningful change; for our clients and creative community.

We work with some of the world’s leading brands in entertainment, technology, and sport. From Microsoft to EA and Under Armour to Nixon – our work is all about cultural relevance, authenticity, and impact. That demands a crew of informed and talented individuals that tend to come from all corners, but also have an edge that keeps us dynamic and fresh.