Art Director, Hemline Theory

Posted 03.10.2019

Got a thread of creative genius? Come join our outfit!

Hemline is a creative marketing, communications and branding agency in Memphis, Tenn., looking for an experienced art director to join our team. With 16 years under our belt, and a roster of dynamic clients ranging from nonprofit to b2b, growing retail to Fortune 500, the art director position at Hemline is your opportunity to work on a range of projects in an energetic and collaborative, creative environment. Simply put, we master tailored brand strategies for a wide range of exceptional organizations.

What you’ll do:

  • Create effective design to support clients’ objectives and brands.

  • Create campaigns that work across a variety of mediums and platforms, both traditional and digital, 3D and special events-related.

  • Meet with client service teams to ensure concepts are on target and in line with the creative brief and client goals.

  • Meet tight deadlines and continuously communicate with the client services team on project status.

  • Work with other Hemline art directors and designers in a collaborative manner to create the best solutions for our clients.

  • Commission and supervise specialists, such as illustrators, photographers and interactive developers as needed.

  • Work and manage within the clients’ budgets and timelines as set forth by the client services team, effectively and competently managing revisions.

  • Make decisions and establish work priorities to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks.

  • Properly prepare files for production, working with client services to gather estimates for outside costs, and supervising production through completion.

  • Stay in the know on industry trends in graphic design as well as in client sectors, researching competitors and topics in order to present strong creative backed by thoughtful rationale.

  • Work with owners to prepare and pitch RFPs and attract and retain new business.

What we’ll look for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or Graphic Design

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in art direction and/or graphic design

  • Leadership skills in managing junior art staff, delegating appropriate tasks and outlining time management

  • Ability to solve problems using strong conceptual skills, keen design instincts and organizational experience

  • Ability to carry out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision

  • Ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines

  • Ability to take and give constructive criticism well

  • Ability to prepare final production files

  • Good presentation skills a plus

  • Well-developed typography skills (with knowledge of visual hierarchies) desired

  • Proficiency in Mac OSX (latest version) and Adobe Creative Suite 5 (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator proficiency and efficiency REQUIRED); Microsoft Office, namely PowerPoint

  • Self-motivated, hard-working, initiative-taking

  • Ready to have fun and be active member of our fun-loving team

What you’ll need to do next:  

If you’re ready to alter your career for the good, get in touch with Hemline at hello [at] hemlinetheory [dot] com. Start the process by submitting:

  • Your resume and cover letter that includes your compensation requirements.

  • Your awesome portfolio through a URL link, or PDF copy is fine too.