Art Director: Branding, Print, Web and Digital - Vancouver | Pace Creative Group Ltd. | | 02/05/16
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Art Director: Branding, Print, Web and Digital Full-Time

Location: Vancouver
Company Name: Pace Creative Group Ltd. ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, Graphic Design, Interactive Web / Video

The Company

We are all about developing creative solutions that we are very proud of – that means it is visually appealing and engaging, it clearly communicates our client’s key messages and successfully meets our client’s business objectives. If those are the sorts of things that get you self-motivated, engaged and excited every day, then maybe you’re the right team player we are looking for.

You will have a robust commitment to design excellence, and will know how to connect business objectives with innovative and cleaver design solutions. You’re kind, friendly, and can work closely with others to collaborate effectively with an a team of producers, strategist, designers and developers to create amazing work that clients are excited about, and users will engage with and want to share.

At Pace Creative we are focused and passionate about creating valuable creative work that puts our customers’ business objectives first, always. It is important for our clients to be successful so that we can grow with them.

We’re constantly challenging ourselves to evolve and looking for ways to push ourselves and our projects. To do so, we need an Art Director who will bring a consistent level of awesome to our team-centered boutique environment. As one of Vancouver’s fastest growing independently-owned full service communication and marketing agencies, specializing in content marketing, we’ve built a reputation working with small and large businesses in Canada and Worldwide. Top companies turn to us for help with strategy, branding, print, web and digital services.

The Position

Lead by example: to inspire the rest of the team, giving precise, clear and honest guidance while helping others produce their best work, on-time and on-budget.

Set the tone and pace for projects: through compelling concepts and visual direction, or roll up your sleeves and get deep into design details.

Provide clear direction: to photographers, and freelancers such as videographers and illustrators. Take your concepts and make them real.

Keep up with trends and best practices: when it comes to design, content marketing, UI and website development to ensure you are improving your work consistently.

Advocate for the role of design: across all areas of the company, working with project managers, strategists, marketing, and developers in a team environment, taking ultimate responsibility for all creative work of projects that you are in involved in.

Communicate with clients: both through formal presentations and informal conversations, nurturing shared trust.

Collaboration: Work closely with the producers and strategist to implement strategies and support the overall growth and health of the design team.

Is Pace Creative the right fit for you?

  • No egos. You’re confident enough in yourself to stand for excellence in developing visual solutions. You are confident enough to acknowledge alternative points of view, be a kind yet inspiring team member and know when to compromise for the greater good of the client, the project and the team. You are the first in and last one out, without doing it on purpose.
  • Patient and approachable. You’re respectful and generous with your time, manage stress very well when faced with deadlines and pressures. You are never too busy to support those around you with generous ideas, tactful advice, or just a suggestion to help someone’s challenge.
  • A clear vision. You’ve been involved in many, many successful web, branding and digital projects, as well as application designs. You know what you want and are able to explain it with patience and conviction, building consensus through honest persuasion and confidence.
  • Time Management. You know how to handle many different projects and tasks during the day perfectly and precisely so that you feel proud, satisfied and fulfilled.
  • Experienced, Dedicated and Passionate. You’re experienced and very motivated to improve to be even more successful as an Art Director. You have at least two years or more while still maintaining a passion for all things design. You look at typefaces on menus at restaurants, go to museums regularly, stare at buildings to appreciate their architecture, attend art and cultural events to get inspired, and go to plays to enjoy the stage, the acting and overall production. You appreciate the design for everything from web to social to print, and turn big-picture business goals into effective campaigns and initiatives. You know about all the industry trends, and know that there’s a time and a place for everything.
  • Master the tools and when to use them. Photoshop? Love it. Illustrator? In my sleep. InDesign? No problem. Pencil and paper? My Favorite!
  • Top-notch communication skills. Communication is a critical component of design, so your communication skills—written, verbal, and visual—are solid. You’re able to articulate ideas and principles with clarity and precision, in a style that suits the purpose of the project and its context.
  • Sense of humour. Life is too short to take yourself too seriously. You’re relaxed but professional, casual but respectful. You come to work every day with a big smile and ready to have a good time.

About Pace Creative

Our wages are competitive; Overtime is an exception, not the rule.
We offer medical and dental benefits as well as profit sharing.
Our flexible working environment is located in downtown Vancouver and is easily accessible by bus, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express.
We are looking for someone who is looking to be part of our core team and to be a part of our agency for the long-term. This is not just another job.

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