Senior Art Director

Buffalo, NY / Rochester, NY
November 9, 2021

Mower is seeking a conceptually driven Senior Art Director to join our Buffalo or Rochester office. Must be passionate about the work and capable of delivering strategically sound, award-worthy concepts for traditional, digital and experiential projects. Must also be a good human, possessing the personality and enthusiasm to lead projects and inspire co-workers. So if you feel at-home in a fast-paced agency setting—and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty—we look forward to seeing how you can help take our team to the next level.

What you’ll do:

  • Create killer work and present it, internally and externally.
  • Ensure brand consistency in design and layout across multiple clients.
  • Manage and produce still and video productions with minimal oversight.
  • Partner with writers to create solutions that turn heads and turn up clients’ ROI.
  • Inspire and provide clear art/design direction to junior designers.
  • Participate in new-business pitches.

Who you are:

  • A collaborator. You integrate well with a close-knit team who work together to solve unknowns.
  • An experimenter. You’re excited to create new rather than defaulting to what’s expected.
  • A builder. You see technology, media and experiential activation as tools for creativity.
  • Ego-less. You’re low on ego and big on fun.

What you’ll need:

  • 5–7 years of experience as an art director in advertising or a related field
  • BA or BFA in art, graphic design or a related field
  • Proven ability to concept big ideas and tactics that span a range of platforms
  • A portfolio which clearly demonstrates your skills and thinking
  • An eye for design with stellar layout and typographic skills
  • A strong understanding of visual branding trends and best practices
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and a Mac OS X environment
  • An understanding of creative strategy to ensure effective results and client growth
  • Experience assessing and directing third-party photography, illustration and video partners
  • An ability to direct and mentor junior team members; a team-player mentality; effective communication skills

Hey! Our name is pronounced Mōw-rrr, like this thing I’m pushing.