Senior Art Director
St. Louis, MO Creative
Job Type
Full-time
Description


MarketPlace is a highly respected team of brand strategists and designers in the health, wellness, and nutrition markets for people and pets. As an independent, privately held agency for over 20 years, we’ve enjoyed partnering with clients all over the world, developing a culture that boasts high creativity and collaboration to deliver exemplary results. We’re currently looking for a Senior Art Director to join our established and highly effective design group.  


  

Primary Job Functions 

  • Develop and execute on all types of projects: brand campaigns, packaging, digital ads, website design, sales materials, trade show booths, etc.
  • Work closely with CD’s, Group Creative Director, copywriters, strategists, developers, and other departments to deliver high-quality products on time and within budget.
  • Create and then present creative concepts internally and, as comfortable, to clients.
  • Comfortably move (and grow) among channels and formats, from Amazon web store to motion graphic to environmental design.
  • Stay on top of trends in design (e.g. typography, photography, video, UI/UX design, motion graphics, social media) as relevant.

Keys to Success

  • Cares deeply about and takes personal responsibility for creative output
  • Self-motivated, growth mindset, embraces change, obsessed with design, always wanting to get better, always learning, loves group collaboration, humble and open
  • The ability to take constructive feedback and view it as an avenue for positive growth 
  • Eager to understand the industries we serve and the common audiences we speak to (B2B and B2C) in order to apply that understanding to design
  • Ability to effectively communicate with team members
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in design or related degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of full time work experience with progressive responsibilities in a design studio or professional agency
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and proficiency with MS Office products, including Word and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of the moving pieces inherent in working as part of a design team within a larger setting


A Bit About MarketPlace

MarketPlace is a team of talented, brilliant high-achievers who help B2B and B2C brands launch new products, new business units, and new or revitalized brands with full-service strategy and creative capabilities.


  • Brands we serve include:
  • B2B food and beverage ingredient companies
  • B2B supplement ingredient companies and brands
  • CPG pet nutrition and lifestyle brands
  • CPG supplement brands
  • CPG brands prior to commercialization

Hopefully working with and around food is benefit enough, but we add, like gravy, the following benefits:


Cultural

  • Empowerment – hire smart people and let them do great work
  • Guided leadership – provide a roadmap for success, but no need to micromanage
  • Collaborative teamwork – two heads (or more) are better than one
  • Plus: Really good coffee, Donut Drive-In as a neighbor, a rooftop deck and………
  • Office dogs (they speak for themselves)

Corporate

  • Benefits – medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k)
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Casual attire and regular business hours

Please spend some time on our website (market-pl.com) and make sure that you have a good sense of who we are and what we do. If you’re reading this, the position is open, so click Apply if you are qualified and interested. Make sure to include a portfolio link or work samples for us to review. We can’t respond to all applicants, but we have a good sense of what/whom we’re looking for, so if we think you’re a good fit based on your application materials, we’ll certainly be in touch.


No relo available. No third-party candidates.