Art Director

Tiger Oak Media

About Us:

The story of Tiger Oak began with the release of its first title, Minnesota Bride Magazine, in June 1993. Created for the discerning bride-to-be, Minnesota Bride presents the area’s best resources and experts to help make her event unique and memorable.

The magazine’s combination of stunning design and smart stories caught the attention of readers and advertisers alike. It also set the tone for what Tiger Oak was, and is, more than 20 years later: a publishing company committed to high quality and thoughtful attention to detail on every level.

As publishing evolved, so, too, has the company. Today, Tiger Oak is a multi-dimensional media firm, delivering content to targeted audiences through glossy magazines as well as through branded websites, apps, social media and high-profile events.

Whether a project is a print publication, digital media or an event, our commitment to superior design, content and presentation is clear. That commitment is what has made Tiger Oak brands among the very best in their niches and why everyone from Fortune 100 companies to the individual entrepreneur wants to engage with what we create.

Position Details

Art Director
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

We are looking for a creative-minded, go-getter to join our team. The position of art director supports the Tiger Oak Media art team across all Community Lifestyle titles and will report to the design director. He/she will gain experience working on group projects with both internal staff and external clients.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Meet with Editors and Photographers monthly to plan and research feature photoshoot and design concepts for up to three Community Lifestyle titles 
  • Determine and set the overall artistic style and tone desired for each feature as it relates to the brand 
  • Identify how to execute concepts across print and social media platforms 
  • Complete monthly photo assignments for staff photographers 
  • Complete pre-pagination and supervise map changes for two magazine titles 
  • Scout possible locations, pick up props for photo shoots, and coordinate photo shoots with subjects 
  • Set direction for photographs, art, or other design elements 
  • Supervise and art direct photo shoots with photographers on location and in studio 
  • Design page layouts for Community Lifestyle titles 
  • Engage in supervisor and team critiques 
  • Select and edit (photoshop) final photos for publication 
  • Meet with Design Director to approve all feature concepts, layouts, and covers 
  • Complete preflight and pre-press checklist for assigned magazine titles 
  • Assist with special design projects as needed

Necessary Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills with both magazine subjects and internal staff. 
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
  • Background in graphic design required. 
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat) required.
  • 3+ years experience with art direction required.
  • Skills with video and animation a plus.

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