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Looking for an Art Director to join us. Must create digital works of art on the regular.

The role

Kettle is looking for an inspirational Art Director who is enthusiastic about every brief and elevates everything they touch. You have a book of pixel-perfect campaign work that stands out from the crowd, and exemplifies an equal mix of forward-thinking/ hands-on design, conceptual thinking, and strategy. You have a thorough understanding of platforms and formats across the social and digital landscape, and are an expert at designing for them (social, video, OOH, mobile web, etc).

You have a proven track record of effectively managing production across a variety of project scopes and industries. You love being part of a talented team, and you show up hungry every day - ready to learn and level-up the work.

We’d like to know that you can:

  • Brainstorm compelling visual concepts and create stellar, on-brand designs—it’s all about meeting the challenge and then bringing something extra to the table.
  • Master socially-driven storytelling, design and content creation across major and ever-evolving social platforms (i.e. IG Reels, TikTok, etc). 
  • Communicate and present exceptionally—speaking to and defending design choices both to your team and to clients.
  • Curate benchmarks and create emotive mood-boards that push and inspire both our clients and creative team to new heights.
  • Guide all phases of creative work from ideation to final builds to maintain Kettle's standard of award-winning work—then help us take it to the next level.
  • Assist the Associate Creative Directors and Creative Directors in managing and inspiring the creative team as well as being accountable for the creative deliverables.
  • Manage and mentor junior designers on the team.
  • Stay on top of best-of-breed designs and technologies.

The right candidate should also have:

  • Experience developing best-in-class Design Systems.
  • Similarly, experience innovating on and leveling up an existing Design System.
  • The ability to think high-level and conceptually, and then open up your program-of-choice and bring it to life.
  • A passion for clean and functional design, and socially-driven content creation.
  • Professional digital design experience.
  • A track record of being an organized, detail oriented, problem solver.
  • A positive spirit and team player attitude, always looking to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Mastery in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Keynote.
  • Proficiency in Figma, Sketch, After Effects and/or Premiere.
  • On-set photography and videography art direction preferred.
  • Branding and brand identity experience preferred.

A little about us

A digital-native creative agency with offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We’re a team of makers, doers, and passionate problem-solvers with a simple mission: to make tomorrow better. We spend countless hours tinkering and asking questions until we unequivocally know the product is in its purest, most elegant form. Our strengths are creating user-centric products, keeping it simple, and telling great stories. Our weaknesses are baked goods, french fries, and karaoke.

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