Art Director


KW2 is a full-service digital and advertising agency with extensive expertise in Public Health, Public Information & Education, Higher Education, and Business Services.

Position Details

Art Director
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

We are seeking an Art Director to join the KW2 team.

As an Art Director, you’ll join a creative team of brand strategists, copywriters, UX thinkers, and designers to concept and create big, beautiful brand experiences on and off the web. You’ll be responsible for translating marketing strategies and briefs into smart campaigns, and for turning wireframes into unique visual systems that meet audiences’ needs and our clients’ business goals. That means creating a lot of different deliverables (like websites, TV spots, banner ads, icons, layouts, logos, mascots, infographics, flyers, videos, and animations) for a lot of different people, platforms and challenges.


  • Develop exciting advertising, design and digital concepts based on research and insights laid out in a creative brief 
  • Partner with your Creative Director and a team of marketing, media and digital strategists to create effective, memorable brand moments 
  • Create clear brand style guides that ensure designs and interactions are cohesive and consistent 
  • Work within timeline and budget constraints 
  • Coordinate with production artists and developers for seamless handoffs and project launches 
  • Effectively communicate conceptual thinking to clients and peers 
  • Mentor junior staff and cultivate a team-wide spirit of respect, collaboration and creativity 
  • Have fun, ask questions and reach for greatness

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of industry experience 
  • An online portfolio that demonstrates originality and strategic thinking 
  • Advanced skills in graphic design, typography and illustration 
  • A passion for ideas, art, design, technology and problem-solving 
  • Proven experience in responsive web design and a solid understanding of UX/UI principles
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (i.e., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects) and Figma 
  • Attention to detail, including technical prepress/digital production know-how 
  • Strong communication skills and presentation experience 
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and work efficiently under pressure 
  • A collaborative spirit and a good sense of humor

At KW2, we believe our people grow together in diverse, equitable and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and build authentic relationships. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. National candidates only. Regional candidates preferred.

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