Creative Director (Art Director) (All Offices)

Creative & Technology · Kansas City, Missouri
Department Creative & Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

THE OPPORTUNITY

This individual will be responsible for leading 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 will have the chance to supervise others, build client relationships, and grow a specific client roster. 


WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE

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
  • Philanthropic


Strong candidates for this specific role will also demonstrate:

  • Passion for problem solving through creative outlets  
  • Poise and leadership under pressure 
  • Out-of-the-box thinking 
  • Thoughtful, strategic, and kind 
  • Collaborative and excels in teams providing pro-active creative thinking on assignments 
  • Innovative 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

As a senior member of the Creative & Technology group at Global Prairie, this individual will be responsible for:  

  • Working with a specified client roster to support, drive and grow their accounts alongside their Client Partner 
  • Working to create and develop ideas that are on strategy yet continually push boundary of creativity and innovation  
  • Managing, in tandem with Client Partnership and PM, the overall health and wellness of accounts - including budget, timeline, quality of work, etc. 
  • Fostering an environment around collaboration and pushing the team to create high quality conceptual work and creative executions that exceed client objectives 
  • Expanding creative offerings and supports the new business process 


Additionally, the ideal candidate must meet these qualifications:

  • Prior roles in a creative and/or agency setting with demonstrated increasing responsibility 
  • Experience managing a designated team and working cross functionally with other company leaders 
  • 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 
  • Multifaceted experience including video production, digital and social media 
  • 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 

 

WHAT GLOBAL PRAIRIE OFFERS

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.  


***Important Note: Global Prairie's Talent Management Department is based in our Kansas City, MO office, which is why you see Missouri listed as the location for this posting; however, please be sure to select your office location preference below.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK CONDITIONS

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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  • Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Department
    Creative & Technology
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor