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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R2103193

Art Director

Job Description

 we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.  
As an Art Director you will collaborate with a copywriter to come up with creative concepts and apply them to our client’s needs. In this amazing team, ideas and creativity are always encouraged.

Who we’re looking for:

Success in this position requires the skills to produce world-class concepts and execution of one’s craft; the willingness to take direction from the creative lead responsible for providing direction; the character to remain enthusiastic about all opportunities given; and the proactive pursuit of new challenges, including; composition of original, persuasive art and copy ideas for any of multiple media types and disciplines, including: marketing communications, advertising, presentations, communications and other applications – for print, broadcast and web. Must demonstrate an ability to quickly develop a collaborative partnership to execute solutions within a prescribed strategic creative framework -- effectively fulfilling Client expectations and objectives.

Key Qualifications

  • You have at least 2 years of relevant (preferably agency or design firm) experience.

  • You have outstanding conceptual and problem-solving skills.

  • Tenacious self-starter with a passion for effective communications

  • You have experience in advertising, marketing, corporate identity, brand management, sales promotion, and new media communication.

  • You have a strong grasp of the creative development process, have excellent art direction skills, and consistently deliver excellent design.

  • You have excellent written and oral communication and the ability to succinctly and effectively present creative to clients at all levels.

  • You demonstrate solid expertise in developing creative solutions in a variety of campaigns across a broad range of problems and media, including advertising, print, video and broadcast, interactive, web, DM, and social networking, retail communications and channel POS.

  • You have in-depth knowledge of all steps required in the creative process, providing communication and creative direction, and giving timely and helpful feedback to improve creative solutions.

  • You can produce all work efficiently and on schedule.

  • Your design skills are outstanding, and you have the ability to guide, evaluate, and if necessary, redirect creative development.

  • You can successfully art direct photo shoots.

  • You have proven experience working with copywriters to concept campaigns.

  • You can communicate effectively with creative and project management staff, engendering trust and respect.

  • You are proficient in design software used in the design process, including but limited to InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Minneapolis, MN (MN03)

Art Directing

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