Sr. Art Director

St. Louis, U.S.A.

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HLK, a leading digital agency in St. Louis, is seeking a Senior Art Director with a minimum of five years of experience as a designer in an agency environment including at least five years of demonstrated digital expertise. The Senior Art Director serves as the design lead and will be hands-on leaders that insert themselves on every creative agenda. The Senior Art Director should be a leader and doer who constantly delivers great creative for both clients and internal initiatives. The selected candidate will be expertly skilled in defining and executing design styles based on brand and creative strategy while developing solid client relationships to clearly communicate and justify concepts and designs.


· Inspiring the team and the client through quality ideas and designs

· Constantly strive for pixel-perfect visual appearance and design style of our projects/brands

· Clearly communicating the artistic vision to the team and the client

· Managing and mentoring other art directors and designers

· Setting the creative bar for the consistent quality of all agency work

· Support the Creative Director on creative input and design execution

· Ability to concept and design for a wide range of interactive mediums and client types.

· Experience working closely with the development and production teams both internally and externally.

· Knowledge and understanding of front-end code

· Desire to produce award-winning creative for each and every assignment

Required Skills:

· Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people

· Strong online portfolio with 5+ years experience in an agency or studio setting

· Experience leading strategic concepts, campaign development, creative brief development and directing creative execution.

· Leadership experience in user-centered design, including user profiling and usability methodologies.

· Ability to create high quality work against demanding deadlines

· Experience creating and designing interactive campaigns across multiple platforms

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Strong leadership skills with experience guiding a diverse team of designers, strategists, brand managers and developers.

· Exceptional organizational abilities, including time and resource management.

· Mastery of the tools used to craft your work.

· Passion to understand current web design trends and related creative spaces

· Insane attention to detail

ABOUT HughesLeahyKarlovic

Located in a wonderful building in downtown St. Louis, HLK has a 35-year history of working closely with a wide variety of clients to enhance their brand and sell their product. Our primary agency focus is on digital marketing and technology solutions for our clients. Our office is filled with people that continually strive to establish HLK as the pre-eminent digital force in St. Louis and throughout the country. It’s a big challenge that needs big and creative thinkers. We are looking for the best-of-the-best in the digital realm as we build a team dedicated to dominating the interactive space for years to come. And please, if you aren’t passionate about what you do, save us both the time.

How to Apply

Please include anything you feel is relevant to ensure you become a part of the HLK team including specific strategy experience, personal experience, references, salary requirements, etc. To apply, please send all information to