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Global Prairie

Art Director, Creative (Cleveland or Kansas City)

Creative & Technology – Cleveland, Ohio
Department Creative & Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level


This individual will be responsible for the conception, design, and execution of innovative visual materials for print/digital advertising and collateral uses. Through passion and energy, his/her creative projects will consistently satisfy client’s and agency’s objectives, both visually and financially. Additionally, this person may have the chance to supervise others and engage with clients. 


Global Prairie is different by design. One part creative agency, one part data analytics shop and one part consulting firm, we deliver deep, innovative thinking – quickly. Because we don’t operate as a traditional agency in terms of process, structure or output, we look for team members with an entrepreneurial spirit who embrace innovation and are comfortable working with best-in-class leaders.

Everyone at Global Prairie shares the following characteristics:

  • Collaborative
  • Optimistic
  • Resilient
  • Flexible
  • Curious
  • Community-minded and philanthropic

Strong candidates for this specific role will demonstrate:

  • Passionate about creating unique concepts and supporting team members
  • Poise and leadership under pressure
  • Ability to thrive in a high-performance culture
  • Thoughtful, strategic, and kind
  • Innovative


Working primarily with the Creative Director, this individual will be responsible for a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Working directly with the Creative Directors, Copywriters, and Strategists to bring conceptual ideas to reality through the creation of original artwork.
  • Working across multiple mediums, the Art Director is responsible for telling the story through creative expression while adhering to client brand standards.
  • The Art Director is responsible for a given client roster to which they must maintain the branded look and feel.
  • Understands designing for digital deliverables, including social media, email, and web.
  • Instills passion within all work and seeks to infuse original ideas to others within the agency.
  • Coordinating high quality deliverables on time and on budget working together with Project Management to communicate expectations.
  • Understands the appropriate time needed per task and assists with budget validation.
  • Procures and nurtures relationships with external vendors and helps with the selection process. 
  • Working across Creative & Technology to support and monitor the output of accurate, consistent materials.

Additionally, the ideal candidate must meet these qualifications:

  • 5-7+ years’ experience
  • Prior roles in a creative and/or agency setting with demonstrated increasing responsibility
  • Bachelors or graduate degree, preferably in graphic design, advertising, fine arts, communications
  • Willingness and availability to travel
  • Exceptional communication skills – written, informal spoken, and formal presentation style
  • Demonstrated success in working with teams, collaborating, and working towards a common goal
  • Positive outlook, collaborative spirit and passion for producing exceptional deliverables
  • Strong portfolio showcasing previous work


We are a purpose-driven marketing firm founded on the belief that business should be a force for good. We’re passionate about driving breakthrough results for organizations that make the world a better place. And it’s not just the work we do – but how we work – that creates our impact. As a Public Benefit Corporation and certified Benefit Corporation (B-Corp), we meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

We are a team of smart, driven individuals who partner with our clients to create positive change. Our shared commitment to making the world a better place unites us. In addition, we recognize and celebrate our individual strengths and contributions.

Our culture is best-in-class. With generous, industry-leading benefits, supportive and progressive employee programs, collaborative office environments, and top percentile compensation packages, the culture at Global Prairie is unparalleled. And as an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), we operate as a 100% employee-owned company.


The physical activity required of this position includes standing, walking, lifting, pulling, pushing, kneeling, reaching, stooping, talking, hearing and use of repetitive motion.  Light work is required of this position, occasionally lifting or moving objects between 10-20 pounds.  The visual acuity of this position requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle.  This position will not be substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Creativity, great ideas and lasting impact come from diverse teams. Global Prairie is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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