Sr. Art Director

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Foundedin 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Starkey is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 6000 employees globally, operates 26+ facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Starkey’s product Livio AI was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019.

Position Details

Sr. Art Director
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

The Senior Art Director is responsible to develop outstanding creative solutions in any form. This position will show positive mentorship and motivation of creative staff as well as understanding of business communication goals and marketing strategy.

Approach and Deployment (What to Do & How to Do It):

1. Create innovative design solutions, from concept to completion, across all communication platforms, including but not limited to: collateral materials, environmental graphics, publications, brand identity, packaging, video and multimedia

  • Demonstrate superior strategy thinking and conceptual skills.
  • Partner with lead team, creative team to direct and execute creative projects.

2. Confidently present concepts to internal team and clients

  • Present multiple creative solutions to ACD and marketing teams that show thoughtful approaches to strategy, and supports marketing objectives.
  • Provide and articulate strong rationale for strategy and design execution

3. Draw colleagues together to mentor and share ideas, fostering an environment of collaboration and constant learning.

  • Lead/participate in brainstorming sessions to help create communications programs, and in creative sessions to inspire great creative work.
  • Share design trends
  • Manage design interns

4. Ensure the creative function operates in an efficient, profitable manner

  • Partner with project managers to prioritize workload, identify potential capacity issues and determine strategies and solutions for meeting deadlines.
  • Manage outside vendors and resources within given budgets

5. Demonstrate cross-functional thinking.

  • Gain/demonstrate a deep understanding of the hearing aid industry through collaboration with marketing team and cross-functional departments.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Collaboration and process skills 
  • Strong understanding of creative tools, including related software, production processes, etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability managing multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines with minimal supervision 
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills 
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills 
  • Superior understanding of advertising and marketing principles 
  • Superior understanding of marketing communication strategies and tactics, including technologies 
  • Developing presentation skills 
  • Thorough understanding of on and offline marketing communication elements and production 
  • Good communication, planning, time-management and follow-through skills


  • BA/BS degree or full-time equivalent experience in advertising, marketing, journalism, fine arts, design or other industry-related field


  • Minimum 5-years’ experience in agency or client-side environment as Art Director 
  • Knowledge and experience designing and concepting for print, web, direct marketing mediums and TV/Video 
  • Outstanding creative portfolio demonstrating conceptual and design skills required
  • Experience in traditional digital advertising in multiple channels.

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