Art Director

Leighton Interactive

Leighton Interactive is a fast-paced, goal-oriented agency with a "Get Better" mentality. We're in need of an Art Director to lend a whole new layer of creativity, innovation, problem solving, and beauty to our process.

About us? We have two agency locations in downtown St. Cloud, Minn. and Green Bay, Wis. You'll office out of our St. Cloud location and perhaps make guest appearances in our Title Town location as needed.

Position Details

Art Director
St. Cloud, MN

If you're interested, you already know an Art Director is responsible to bring design, editorial, and interactive media to life with lofty and actionable concepts that drive client success. The ideal candidate is a highly conceptual thinker, storyteller, realist, coffee drinker, and coach with a passion for design and craft. Those are non-negotiable traits, well except the coffee drinker part.

Our future Art Director will lead a team of creatives to solve complex problems creatively and collaboratively through a variety of media (digital, social, print, and experiential). You're the right human if you have a proven track record and portfolio, can demonstrate success in all aspects of the creative process including strategy, design execution, communication, collaboration, attention to detail, and project follow-through.


  • Lead a team of creatives (responsible for graphic design, photography, and video) to develop creative concepts and assets (digital, print, design, copy, and social) that drive client success. 
  • Align internal and external creative talent to leverage and maximize skillsets, innovation, and workflow. 
  • Execute hands-on design for high-profile clients and projects. 
  • Lead the creative team with inspiration, mentorship, and accountability. Responsible for training, development, and assignment of work. 
  • Champion creative workflow, process improvement, capacity planning, and on-time delivery and quality of work. 
  • Develop and lead creative strategy from concept to execution. Translate brand concepts and vision into functional creative that drives actionable initiatives and business goals. 
  • Create the brand positioning framework using persona-centric data and work with the team to bring that to life in all aspects of inbound marketing strategies. 
  • Partner with account managers, web developers, sales, production staff, and leadership to ensure the creative fulfills company and client goals. 
  • Represent the creative team in client meetings; articulate concepts, insights, and desired outcomes. 
  • Ensure creative staff realize their capacity, with projects scheduled, assigned, and delivered on time with creativity, accuracy, and precision. 
  • Continuously assess effectiveness and impact of creative through quantitative and qualitative assessment. 
  • Connect with influencers and industry experts to fuel growth for self, team members, the organization, and clients. 
  • Oversee brand standards and identity for Leighton Interactive.


You're one step closer if you fit the following requirements:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree (preferably in design, marketing, advertising, or related fields).
  • Minimum of 4-7 years experience, as an art director or similar role, in an agency or in-house creative team, with an award-winning design portfolio. 
  • Experience in print and digital design. 
  • Expert understanding of creative technologies, including Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • A vision to build and lead a creative team. 
  • Experience presenting ideas to clients; able to connect creative to strategy and client outcomes. 
  • Evidence of relationship management with team members, clients, and business partners. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Comfortable and engaging presenter of ideas; experience communicating, and working with cross-functional teams.


  • Exempt Salary 
  • Full-Time 
  • Benefits & Things

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