We’re Hiring.

Job Description — Art Director

Raleigh, NC 

 

Overview

Do you believe in working smarter, not harder? That quality beats quantity any day of the week? Sick of the always-on-call-what-even-is-a-weekend-anyway grind-set? Are you someone who uses a machete to cut through red tape? Do you like obscure references to songs from 2001?

No? Then you might just fit in around here.

We’re looking for a seasoned Art Director to join our focused team of problem solvers who specialize in getting emerging and challenger brands to go from unknown to unstoppable. Someone who wants to play a meaningful role in a rapidly growing agency making an impact with the client and in the agency culture itself. Someone who appreciates being surrounded by smart, dedicated people who give a shit, but never forget that “it’s just advertising.”

Besides creating “I wish I had done that” creative ideas, our ideal candidate sees opportunity in everything, thrives on collaboration, and checks their ego at the door — because they know a great idea can come from anyone. You want to get your Cheeto-covered fingerprints all over everything, helping to shape the agency’s vision and build the creative team. You get your kicks solving difficult problems, believe in the power of big ideas, and take pride in bringing them to life visually in unexpected and beautiful ways. You’ve got a mind like a diamond, and are fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack. And you appreciate that we’re doubling down on the song reference.

Job Responsibilities

  • Formulate and develop disruptive ideas for a wide variety of brands 
  • Concept and execute visual solutions for all different forms of media, including brand identity, print, video, presentations, digital, content and things no one has thought of yet from start to finish
  • Understand and appreciate the importance of strategy, and ensure that all ideas are on brief
  • Manage multiple clients and deliverables simultaneously 
  • Work with all disciplines to deliver projects of creative excellence on time
  • Demonstrate strong presentation skills, both internally and with clients
  • Ability to take feedback, adapt and and respond with even better ideas 
  • Look for creative opportunities in unexpected and challenging places 
  • Ability to remain motivated and accountable working remotely with limited oversight
  • Willing and able to travel to Raleigh, NC and other locations for the purposes of team building, client meetings, production, or other job-related activities as necessary (bonus points for already being nearby or open to possibility of relocation…)

Basic Qualifications

  • Portfolio of work demonstrating smart, well-crafted brand building ideas and executions in a variety of categories and mediums 
  • 4-6 (ish) years working in an agency or in-house branding environment develop highly conceptual work

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with and ability to handle different types of production 
  • Expert storytelling skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Collaborative and team-oriented with proficiency working with members of all different departments and with minimal supervision
  • Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills in communication to clients, internal team, and management  
  • Open to the possibility of relocating to the Raleigh, NC area in the future

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited PTO (after the first 90-days)
  • Flexible remote/hybrid model
  • Healthcare reimbursement
  • Disability + Life Insurance Program
  • Family leave program 
  • Employee incentive program
  • More restful nights
  • Renewed faith in humanity (or at least advertising)

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Chris Bettin & Jeff Savage – hello@wmharper.com.

 

Diversity & Inclusion

At wmHarper, we have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. We believe inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values, making us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. As a business imperative, every person has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

wmHarper is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, including age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.