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Art Director

  • February 15, 2023 10:49 AM
    Message # 13098750





    Owen Design Co. is a sunshine-filled branding and design studio. We work hard for nice people. We take our work much more seriously than we take ourselves. ODCo is seeking an Art Director who loves working on a small team with big ideas.  

    As a small business, each person at ODCo plays a handful of roles. This marvelous human will create and support the development of concepts, structure, and functionality of design artwork for branding, web, and print projects. 

    ODCo is a values-based studio focused on authenticity, integrity, pride, and merriment. We are driven, and we are silly. There’s no corporate ladder here — just a bunch of quirky creatives going all out to make our clients look good. We celebrate each other and congratulate a job well done. We give back to our community. 

    We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet the experience requirements 100%. On-the-job training may be provided for the right candidate.



    • Development of creative concepts, direction, and approaches for a variety of projects, parameters, and industries across brand, digital, print, and environmental design
    • Ensure a high standard of visual execution across all projects
    • Work with team members and clients to deliver creative execution that is on brief and on brand 
    • Carefully interpret creative guidelines to produce accurate design/art direction deliverables
    • Supervise and coordinate freelance illustrators, photographers, designers, and videographers
    • Ensure project compliance with brand standards, project scope, objectives, and requirements
    • Review and confirm accuracy and quality of printer proofs and digital prototypes
    • Conduct press checks and other on-site vendor quality control supervision
    • Manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions
    • Prepare final press-ready files based on supplied specifications for a variety of brand, print, and digital applications
    • Ensure projects are completed with high quality and on schedule
    • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with the creative team, vendor, and/or partner
    • Ensure accessibility implementation and quality control 
    • Identify operational opportunities and recommend work process improvements
    • Maintain a positive outlook and a penchant for problem solving
    • Work effectively and calmly under deadlines
    • Continuously seek, give, and learn from feedback 
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
    • Plan and manage time effectively
    • Work both independently and as part of a team
    • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and attention to detail
    • Maintain exceptional organizational skills
    • Have excellent people skills and a sincere interest in each client’s business


    • 5+ years of experience with creative teams in an agency or in-house 
    • Designing for brand development, email and web design, direct mail, social media, and infographics 
    • Technical skills for long-form publication design, A/B testing, and variable data
    • Experience with financial, non-profit, environmental protection, education, community service, or mission-driven organizations is a plus
    • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), working knowledge of After Effects, Canva, and Sketch (or Figma)
    • Familiarity working with a small team


    Remote, based out of Richmond, VA 

    Employment Status



    Branding & Marketing 


    • PTO
    • 12 paid holidays
    • Casual atmosphere
    • Work from home with occasional in-person get-togethers
    • Paid volunteer days
    • SIMPLE IRA employer match after 24 months of employment
    • Appreciation of your pet(s)
    • If you do not own a pet, one will be provided for you

    To Apply

    Please submit your resume (via PDF or URL) — along with work samples and references — to No calls, please. 

    Last modified: February 15, 2023 11:34 AM | Jennifer Owen

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