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Company: Compass Media
Art Director
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 14, 2013
Job ID: 1468614


Art Director

Gulf Shores, Alabama


Change your latitude…want to work 5 minutes from the beach?

If you are a design pro full of great ideas and a love of sun and fun, apply today!


Compass Media, an integrated marketing company serving the tourism industry throughout the Southeast, has a unique opportunity for an ambitious, passionate and self-driven Art Director. This position will be responsible for conception, design direction, planning and execution of engaging, high-powered interactive and print projects across a variety of marketing channels. If you love turning marketing objectives into creative strategies, this is the job for you.


The ideal candidate has 5+ years design experience and an outstanding portfolio of interactive and print work. We expect effective communication, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.  Candidate will understand marketing strategies and concepts, and the integral role design plays in achieving marketing objectives.  Candidate must be self-motivated and thrive on challenges presented by clients and teammates.


Principle Responsibilities: 

  • Create stunningly awesome design solutions for client and internal projects across a variety of marketing channels: websites, publications, emails, print collateral, signage, video and more
  • Set vision and drive strategies through the entire creative and development process
  • Collaborate with various departments, managers, staff, freelancers and clients
  • Inspire, mentor, manage, recruit, develop and appraise design staff
  • Manage the design department like a well-oiled machine
  • Fear no presentation, critique, feedback or client interaction
  • Speak fluent geek, including HTML, CSS, Java, Flash, cross-platform compatibility, responsive design, multi-device development, site maps, wire-frames and such
  • Coax masterpieces from freelance contributors
  • Dream up big ideas for new products and ongoing company improvement
  • Manage multiple projects and processes under deadline pressure within a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Communicate effectively with teammates, executives, vendors, clients
  • Geek out on industry trends, consumer behavior and best practices
  • Ensure that Compass Media’s corporate and client design consistently strives for greatness

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years interactive and print design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or equivalent.
  • Experience providing art direction to production and development teams
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML, HTML5, CSS, PHP and other acronyms
  • Impeccable organization ad superhero-grade multitasking skills
  • Open mind and fun-loving, positive attitude absolutely essential

If you are the candidate that we are looking for and are ready to hit the beach after a day at the office, please send your resume with online portfolio links/references to:


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