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  • ACD/Art Director

    Job Locations 3 months ago(8/13/2018 11:49 PM)
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    601 W 26th St
  • Overview

    From the beginning, mcgarrybowen was built differently, on the simple premise that clients deserve better. So we built a company committed to delivering just that. A company that believes, with every fiber of its being, that it exists to serve clients, build brands, and grow businesses.


    We serve our clients from offices around the world. Passionate about building brands in diverse categories, we handle accounts of all sizes, from local to global, crossing all communication channels.



    • in taking things personally. In throwing ourselves into our work and being passionate about our ideas.

    • in people. Our colleagues are a diverse, creative, outspoken, ambitious, character-rich ocean of talent.

    • in collaboration. Great ideas come from all corners. And they’re burnished by discussion and teamwork.

    • in decency. We love people who have passion, but aren't egomaniacs or glory hogs.

    • in personal growth. We teach, mentor, and grow the best and brightest, so they become leaders in the field.



    BeWise | BeBold | BeFresh | BeFun | BeWarm | BeReal


    Here at mcgarrybowen, we're currently hiring for an ACD // Art Director.


    An Associate Creative Director // Art Director at mcgarrybowen will assimilate a broad range of skill and experience in order to drive a team to develop superior creative solutions that will live across all forms of media. A successful ACD will confidently and independently lead brands, invent tactics, mentor juniors, and manage the day-to-day progress of a project from start to finish. Further responsibilities include:

    • Ability to concept and art direct across a broad range of media
    • Elevating the work of juniors and challenging them to push beyond what’s expected
    • Maintaining a high level of motivation with juniors while keeping them positive, focused, and on track
    • A willingness to roll up their sleeves and write when necessary
    • Provide constructive feedback and clear direction to junior members of the team, but also lead by example
    • Ability to keep work on budget and on schedule.
    • Partner with clients and senior team members across departments to heighten a brand’s significance and performance
    • Being self-motivated, hard-working, well organized, and resilient to ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables
    • Keeping the work on brand and on strategy—while astounding us with new thinking
    • Creation and development of concepts through execution
    • Participate in brainstorm and ideation sessions both internally and externally with high profile network and production partners.
    • Ongoing curiosity about new technology and how it can be used in intelligent ways to elevate our clients’ brands and win business
    • Empathetic and strong leadership and mediation skills­­-enjoys mentoring and fostering growth and success in junior team members
    • Partner closely with strategic planning and account teams to drive creative campaign development
    • Someone who has the personality and intelligence to engage our clients, listen carefully, have reasoned and persuasive answers, be passionate without being strident, and earn their trust and respect.
    • Some travel for shoots


    • 6 + years of experience / 2 of those years acting as a Sr. Art Director
    • Incredible presentation skills
    • Experience in global and corporate advertising a plus
    • A positive attitude and a great sense of humor
    • Exceptional design skills and a critical eye
    • Participation and success in client pitches
    • Previous mid-level client contact
    • Reports to CD


    When you apply for a job at mcgarrybowen, we want to see a diverse, inspired, polished portfolio that surprises us. We want to hear the stories behind your work and learn how you think. We respect talent, but we also believe in chemistry. 


    Finally, we’ll expect that you’re a kind, professional member of the team.You treat your colleagues, your direct reports, and your clients with respect and friendship—sentiments that are returned by all.

    Visa Eligible

    No Restrictions


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