Mittera Art Director - Advertising in Des Moines, Iowa

MITTERA Creative Services, a key member of Mittera Group, located in Des Moines, IA, is seeking an experienced Art Director to join our growing team of professionals who provide analytics, digital, design, photography and videography services.

The Art Director guides the execution for our advertising clients from concept to completion. The Art Director collaborates with other departments through clear workflows and open communication. The successful candidate will ensure the highest standards of creative quality while being operationally minded.

Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with the Creative Director to drive the overall creative quality and capabilities for retail clients

  • Manage and mentor the internal design team

  • Lead teams through brainstorms and kickoff meetings to jumpstart the creative process

  • Drive the concept design process, ensuring the team creates beautiful comps that clearly convey ideas

  • Direct the production of above mentioned comps, ensuring client expectations are met

  • Collaborate with other department managers to execute food styling, photography, and color correction

  • Develop strong client relationships, suggesting new ideas and positioning MITTERA as a valuable partner

  • Manage design budgets and ensure projects adhere to scope

Job requirements:

  • Significant experience art directing photo shoots, specifically food photo shoots

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of design, communications, marketing or advertising

  • 7 or more years of related work experience

  • Minimum of 3 years in management of creative team members

  • Experience developing strong client relationships with the mentality that a client’s success is MITTERA’S success

  • Resilient to fast-paced environments where tight deadlines and large deliverables are the norm

  • Ability to react on the fly, producing creative and leading a team to work quickly, efficiently and accurately

  • Proven success with time management skills

  • Advanced skills in Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

  • Experience working with photographers and food stylists to execute ideas without constant oversight

Mittera Group is a multi-platform communications company with more than 750 professionals that provide quality printing, direct mail, analytics, design and digital solutions for clients throughout the U.S.

The Mittera Group is committed to providing a tobacco free workplace. Tobacco use is not allowed on any of our properties. A pre-employment background check and drug screen are required. EOE

Title: Art Director - Advertising

ID: 1511

Company Division: MITTERA (Analytics/Digital/Studios)

Location: Des Moines, IA