Senior Art Director

Grey Dog Media
West Des Moines, Iowa
75,000 - 110,000 per year depending on skill and experience
Feb 22, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

Grey Dog is a fast-paced, yet relaxed publishing house located in West Des Moines, Iowa, producing world-class custom media created to transform products, services or businesses into powerhouse brands. We offer a full benefits package, competitive salaries and great opportunities for advancement within the company.

Grey Dog Media seeks a full-time Senior Art Director to manage all aspects of design related to the production of assigned print and/or digital publications.

Responsibilities include creative concepting, directing photography, graphic design and typography. The Senior Art Director will also manage junior art staff in a manner that facilitates collaboration to meet deadlines and produce quality work for editorial staff.


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  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Art Director, preferably on a consumer magazine
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Solid understanding of the elements of design 
  • Advanced layout and typography skills
  • Sophisticated sense of design, photography and typography
  • Able to adapt skills to the aesthetics of each project 
  • Experience directing studio and location photography; experience photographing food and models preferred
  • Able to interpret editorial direction and vision to align visual design with magazine content
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills; able to balance multiple priorities and demands simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills; able to provide clear, concise, and direct feedback to staff
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Able to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Maintains a positive attitude, even while working under pressure
  • Able to work collaboratively while maintaining high standards
  • General understanding of the prepress process
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred 
  • Web/Interactive Design experience preferred

Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Position/Type: Full-Time/Professional

Benefits: Medical/Dental/401K/LTD/Life Ins./PTO

Compensation: 75k-110K depending on skill and experience