Jr. Art Dir | Social + Retail

The Marketing Arm Dallas, TX

About the Job

Job Overview:

We're looking for a Junior Art Director to create breakthrough, original works of art for our brands. A forward-thinking creative who understands the power of consumer engagement through promotions, retail, social, content, big idea thinking and more. A visionary and image conjurer. A hands-on designer who can concept the unexpected and then bring it to life with exceptional polish and pop. You make art that dazzles, backed by strategy that sells. You can think verbally and are able to articulate your ideas with panache. You constantly seek out inspiration, you learn from others, you envy industry greats, and you become better every day. Your antennas are always up for art and culture trends. On top of that, you've got the organizational chops to juggle multiple projects at once, while staying laser-focused on the small stuff. You're a team player and can see yourself as a creative leader one day. You take feedback like a champ and run with it, because you're a pro and at the end of the day you know it's all about the work, and never about yourself. 

Responsibilities:

  • Handling all art direction duties within a group for world-class brands, from social and POS to packaging and video content
  • Participating in brainstorms and translating that thinking into strategic writeups
  • Understanding input from creative directors and clients and effectively applying feedback to creative executions
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of cultural and business trends
  • Effectively building relationships with teammates and clients
  • Presenting to a passionate group of clients with conviction, confidence and swagger
  • Maintaining a flexible work schedule, because weekends and extended workdays are sometimes necessary
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the marketplace our clients operate in, strategy, and the competitive landscape
Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years of experience as a graphic designer or art director
  • Bachelor's or Associates degree in a directly related field (advertising, graphic design, visual arts, etc.)
  • Confident and proficient in consumer engagement - promotions, retail, social, content, big idea thinking and more
  • Strong problem-solving, presentation, and relationship-building skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to creatively and strategically solve multiple problems at once, under quick deadlines
  • Ability to brainstorm in groups, develop ideas from beginning to end and put them into words
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Solid portfolio, available online
TMA Perks & Benefits:

  • Continuous training, educational programs, speaker series and workshops  
  • Culture events throughout the year (just virtually now!)  
  • Communities to connect with:  
    • TMACares (Volunteering)  
    • DiscoverTMA (Furthering diversity and inclusion)  
    • TMA Women's Initiative (Fostering the growth and achievements of women)  
    • Wellness Group (Helping to improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of employees)  
  • Competitive vacation plan, sick days and personal days to prioritize your mental health
  • Summer Flex Fridays
  • Robust holiday schedule  
  • Parental leave  
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision plans 
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan  
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan