Art Director - Toronto | Blu Ivy Group | | 07/10/16

Art Director Full-Time

Location: Toronto
Company Name: Blu Ivy Group ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, Communications, Graphic Design

Art Director

About Blu Ivy Group

At Blu Ivy Group, we are passionate about helping businesses grow by helping them build the most exceptional and appealing workplaces for top talent. As a leading employer branding and employee engagement consultancy, Blu Ivy Group works closely with clients to develop an intimate understanding of their business, and partners with executives to build award-winning people practices, inspire extraordinary employee engagement, and cultivate desirable workplaces.

So why are we looking for an art director? Because we know that you have a gift for emotionally connecting people through your creative ideas, your storytelling and graphical expertise. We know that the talent inside an organization deserve to be communicated with in powerful, memorable ways. We need your help to do it. The impact of your work will be significant. Rather than helping to sell another product, at Blu Ivy Group you will be helping top tier organization leaders connect more personally with their teams. You will help people see the value and impact of their careers. You will help organizations grow. You will also help some of the best companies globally build campaigns, careers sites, digital content programs, and copy.

Blu Ivy Group is a consultancy that provides its team with an immense amount of flexibility to do their work, their way. At Blu Ivy Group, we empower our people to develop and own their unique work schedules while remaining focused on the needs of our clients. As a boutique firm, we offer a warm, inviting and collaborative culture where the contributions of everyone matter.

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a multi-disciplinary Art Director to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a relatively new and exciting area of business. Through your creative work, you will positively impact people’s careers and work culture. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients in a variety of industries, crafting brand expression at various touch points from print to digital. As Art Director, you will oversee the creative and activations for the Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) that we develop for clients while also working on external branding initiatives to promote Blu Ivy Group. Your creativity and “out-of-the-box” thinking will shine as you develop creative concepts, and your insatiable curiosity and desire to learn will push our company forward, helping us reach new milestones with our business.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop Employee Value Proposition (EVP) communications for effective storytelling

  • Develop visuals to bring brands to life

  • Create impactful copywriting

  • Design original digital content

  • Develop effective out-of-home (OOH) creative

  • Develop internal and external activation strategies for clients to communicate/share employer brands in innovative ways with both internal and external talent

  • Participate in strategy, planning and brainstorm meetings as required; listen and value the opinions of others

  • Work closely with Project Managers to prioritize work appropriately, establish scope of work, coordinate resources, create project timelines and ensure on-time delivery


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • Minimum one (1) year related agency or freelance experience

  • Strong understanding of design and its components: design and design systems, copywriting and content strategy

  • Exceptional verbal and written skills; excellent at storytelling

  • Ability to articulate and persuasively sell creative concepts

  • Ability to think outside of the box and generate a lot of ideas (concepts and designs)

  • Comfortable working across a variety of mediums – digital (career websites), social and print media

  • Outstanding work ethic and sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and effectively

  • Strong multi-tasking skills; proven ability to juggle multiple projects and clients with competing deadlines

  • Team player & strong collaborator

  • Disciplined self-starter

  • Proven ability to source, lead and manage a team of creative specialists

    The ideal candidate is outgoing, thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and has access to a network of great creative talent to engage on projects as-needed. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious Art Director to join a new, progressive and growing company. Apply Today!

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