DeanHouston Overview:

For over 35 years, DeanHouston has developed integrated marketing solutions for the world’s most innovative B2B brands. We believe the best marketing solutions come from strong and collaborative working partnerships with our clients that are focused on helping them leverage strategy, creative design, and digital technology to solve business challenges.

Departmental Overview:

The DeanHouston+ creative team is responsible for generating and presenting creative concepts, ideas, and finished deliverables that help us engage with our clients and that help them build brand equity and demand for their products and services. All creatives work together as a team to develop conceptual campaigns and to deliver marketing assets designed to differentiate our clients’ products and services and help them stand apart from their competitors.

Creative team members are strategic in their thinking, organized in their thoughts and plans, and confidently share and sell their ideas to both internal and external stakeholders alike.

Position Overview:

The Senior Art Director leads creative development for our clients and collaborates with writers, designers, and developers to produce well-crafted and effective work. The Senior Art Director works with project managers and creative directors to ensure that work schedules are both accurate and realistic and that client deadlines and satisfaction is always met.

The ideal candidate has a portfolio that demonstrates strong strategic thinking, the ability to generate big ideas, and the skill to execute creative work with a high level of craft and attention to detail.

  • Serve as a strong client liaison by communicating effectively and developing a detailed understanding of client requirements and objectives
  • Execute tasks with professionalism and promote ideas that can be used across various platforms that push DeanHouston+ and our clients in the right direction
  • Mentor and inspire less experienced creatives to be expressive, confident, and innovative in their ideas and help them grow creatively, personally, and professionally
  • Create cohesive world-class marketing materials within defined budgets and tight deadlines
  • Lead and collaborate directly with internal and external client teams to scope and execute projects and initiatives that will help drive awareness and revenue for our clients
  • Analyze customer, market, and creative inputs and build them into creative deliverables that tell passionate and believable stories about our clients, their products, and their services

Position Qualifications

  • 10+ years of creative experience crafting extraordinary creative for marketing, communications, or advertising campaigns, with a recent focus on digital channels and deliverables
  • Expertise and flexibility evolving creative campaigns based on metric-driven findings geared to meet and exceed our clients’ business objectives
  • Able to articulate and present creative ideas/solutions to clients and internal team members
  • Outstanding art direction and design skills with the ability to create sketches, guide, evaluate, and if necessary, redirect creative development to meet client expectations
  • Excellent knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite with expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Must have working knowledge of Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Working knowledge of Adobe XD is a plus
  • A portfolio that demonstrates your creative abilities through professional work is mandatory
  • The ability to be in-person at our Covington, KY office Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Why You’ll Love Working Here

    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Parental Time Off
    • Full health, dental, vision insurance package (PPO and HSA options)
    • Company-paid life insurance
    • 401K participation with 4% company match
    • Company-sponsored wellness program
    • Tools, training and software to keep you on the cutting edge of the creative process

    Please note, for the health and safety of our team members, the COVID-19 vaccine is required.