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Senior Designer/Art Director

| Seattle

­Job Description:


New Engen is seeking an experienced, hands-on creative to join our team as a strategist, designer, mentor and consultant for our high-performance social media creative marketing team. You’ll lead concept and design for a range of clients, representing the Creative team in everything from creative concept/ideating and pitch calls to content shoots, and be a part of the driving force to scale our creative services business. The Senior Designer/Art Director helps establish conceptual and stylistic direction for marketing content. The Senior Designer/Art Director reports to the Director of Content to distribute workload and help oversee select projects, as well as the work of vendors, designers, and other departments to achieve project and client goals.


You’ll be successful here if:

  • You’re excited about impactful performance-driving creative.
  • You jump between big picture vision and micro-details seamlessly.
  • You can balance a scrappy “get things done” attitude with a high bar for quality.
  • You’re entrepreneurial and ready to join our growing team of laid-back, trustworthy nerds.


Creative execution is a key factor in the success of our marketing efforts and the clients we support. Our ability to rapidly test high-quality iterations of copy and design drives the insights and optimization needed to make a winning marketing program. Creativity partners with Data to guide every step of our process, and the details matter.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide art direction for photography/video, web/digital, and client presentations, for a range of production values
  • Create both final designs and concepts aligned with client Brand guidelines and work order specifics.
  • Coordinate with Creative Director to balance workloads and share resources as necessary to complete projects on time and on budget
  • Iterative optimization and design of social media creative, keenly focused on mobile
  • Collaborate with and support an in-house creative team and our partner services team
  • Mentor and directly manage up to 3 additional designers or freelancers depending on changing workload
  • Identify and take action on opportunities to improve our creative practice and production team via operational excellence
  • Ensure deadlines are met and expectations exceeded through self-directed creative approach and proactive time management and communication
  • Proactively solve problems and easily identify future capacity challenges


Qualifications:

  • Inspiring digital creative portfolio and comfort with hands-on design
  • 6-10 years of professional experience in the design field
  • Education or experience in marketing design/creative, or related industry
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Positive attitude and drive to keep learning, regardless of career stage
  • Ability to produce creative decks and shot lists to visualize ideas + presentation skills
  • An exceptional eye for detail
  • Strong conceptual ability
  • Willingness to work long hours and even the occasional weekend
  • Ability to manage a project from concept through production
  • Understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning, and target audience
  • Background in set design, prop/wardrobe styling, and product styling a plus
  • Proven working experience as an Art Director with a portfolio a plus
  • Patience with endless marketing acronyms



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Location

Our company is located just north of downtown in Belltown. Lot's of coffee shops and food in walking distance.

An Insider's view of New Engen

What are some social events your company does?

We have done a lot of fun events together as group! We've gone wine tasting, been to Mariners game, and even went go kart racing!

Michelle

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What are New Engen Perks + Benefits

New Engen Benefits Overview

New Engen offers progressive benefits for a young, growing company: flexible PTO so employees can take time when they need; flu shots to ward off cold and flu season; free beverages and healthy snacks; and more. The company encourages staying connected, and conducts cross-organizational events so employees can learn, leverage differences, share updates, accomplishments, ideas, and listen to each other to strengthen the culture.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We promote an authentic, inclusive, no ego environment. Our weekly all company meetings are led by our CEO who shares regular updates, recognizes people, tells stories, solicits feedback and provides transparency will all employees. You can often see employees gathered, sitting on the floor, sharing, playing a game, hanging out with the office dogs, listening to music or sharing a beer with one another. Instead of closed behind office doors, most of our senior leadership team sit with their teams. On Slack, you can find our team collaborating, solving problems, joking, sharing funny pictures and videos about the work and all sorts of other topics. We are constantly reinventing ourselves - one of our core values - which we demonstrate by hiring adaptable and agile people who can learn, flex and change with our changing business.

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