Senior Art Director

S/B Strategic Marketing

S/B Strategic Marketing is a full service marketing communications agency based in Madison. We believe that sound strategy is the foundation for any successful marketing endeavor and work with clients to develop that foundation to help fuel extraordinary results. To learn more, visit

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Senior Art Director
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

We’re looking for a dynamic and innovative problem solver who can harness design as a way to effectively communicate with our clients’ target audiences in a wide range of executions, including, but not limited to: print, outdoor, collateral, branding and digital. Someone who can facilitate and execute a project, from concept to completion, in timely manner while effectively collaborating with necessary individuals, both internally and externally. Strategically motivated, creative perfectionists are preferred (details matter) and the ability to effectively communicate and advocate both internally and externally is critical.

  • Collaborate with copywriters and other creative associates to develop and execute concepts based on strategy briefs.
  • Take work to completion in a thorough and complete manner, overseeing production designers when necessary.
  • Ensure that design solutions are strategically aligned with a client’s goals and objectives for a given project. 
  • Consistently deliver solutions that are fresh and anchored in solid rationale. 
  • Present concepts in an articulate and rational manner. 
  • Select, contract and manage outside vendors when necessary in a way that maintains creative vision while effectively keeping costs in line with the budget.
  • Stay on top of key trends in design, marketing communications and our clients’ industries. 
  • Evolve with the changing needs of our clients and the changing expectations of our industry. 
  • Manage deadlines and work in an efficient manner.
  • Be a team player and a positive asset to the agency.

College degree in related field, 3-5 years of experience as the design lead on projects, (agency experience preferred) and demonstrated proficiency in branding, advertising, print and digital. Video production experience a plus.

  • A competitive starting salary; considerable growth opportunity 
  • Success bonuses—valuable cash and deferred profit-sharing plans 
  • An unusually strong benefits package—health, dental, life and disability
  • A performance-based culture that rewards team members who deliver 
  • A stimulating work environment 
  • A company that embraces work/life balance

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