Art Director

Compass is looking for a seasoned Creative leader to manage and direct the Greater Boston creative team and projects. The ideal Art Director will bring experience working in multi-disciplinary teams with a desire to inspire and create, and lead a strong Design team who, like you, want to unpack and solve problems with design.

What We're Looking For:

  • A strategic creative mind, adept at unpacking and resolving a challenge and eloquently presenting the rationale for a solution
  • Passion for integrated thinking and cross-channel programs
  • Proficiency in project management, driving the efficient and effective workflow of a Design team
  • Experience mentoring, inspiring, and leading creative teams; both on a 1:1 level, and in larger project settings that require multiple designers supporting
  • Skilled at typography, hierarchy, composition, and any kind of graphic element
  • Skilled at building grid systems and style sheets
  • Skilled at creating style guides and initiating design workshops
  • Skilled at handling feedback and constructive criticism from others, as well as giving feedback to others
  • Expert in building design systems that impact the work flows of all designers regionally
  • BFA at a Design school or equivalent education/experience, MFA is a plus
  • Design agency or In-house creative studio experience
  • Must have expertise in Creative Suite
  • 6+ years of experience

At Compass You Will:

  • Be the visionary and thought leader for the Compass brand in the Region - ensuring cohesiveness with the Compass brand for all Regional initiatives, while pushing our Creative output to evolve in the form of locally relevant branding, advertising and marketing programs
  • Both create, and manage the creation of, exceptional work for our agents and brand across all media, with a particular focus on brand identity, advertising and content
  • Work in close partnership with with Marketing and Design counterparts in the development, refinement and delivery processes, offering optimizations to our workflow and approach where needed
  • Actively manage, motivate and support an eager team of direct reports
  • Be responsible for setting a tone and standard within our Design team to constantly elevate our offering and achieve beyond expectations
  • Share thought leadership within the team, department and the Region that facilitate creative growth and inspiration

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