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Sr. Art Director

Godfrey Dadich Partners combines the best of advertising, journalism, identity, and digital to help brands tell better stories. We’re looking for a senior art director with a strong background in user experience and advertising to join our growing creative team.

You’re a strategic creative with advertising experience who’s well-versed in the latest interaction design principles and processes. You’ll bring your skills to bear in a fast-moving, design-centric firm where you’ll be asked to solve problems for an array of compelling clients, using the highest level of insight and rigor.

This is a San Francisco-based role. The GDP offices are currently closed and the team is fully remote, but ultimately we will return to in-person work when it’s safe to do so.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing simple and elegant approaches to complex design problems that keep user goals, business needs, technical requirements, and project budget in consideration.
  • Organizing and architecting content, features, and functionality for new and existing websites and applications.
  • Translating business requirements into innovative and intuitive design solutions.
  • Working in lockstep with a team of designers, copywriters, account managers, and strategists to refine and elevate design proposals, recommendations, and solutions.
  • Researching solutions, especially to shape persona work.
  • Collaborating with team members in discovery/strategy phases of the design process to shape a design brief. 
  • Generating wireframes (low fidelity, high fidelity, and visual design) and prototypes to achieve team alignment.
  • Working with engineers both internally and externally to develop projects.

Qualifications Include:

  • 8+ years designing experiences across multiple platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of interaction design principles and well-developed skills in creation and documentation (business requirements, interface design, functional specifications, persona work, component design, and information architecture).
  • Highly collaborative and resourceful with excellent communication skills.
    Must be able to articulate, annotate, and present the logic underlying proposed designs.
  • Experience with digital editorial design is a plus.
  • Recognizes the importance of goal-centered design principles. 
  • Strong comfort level with iterative design processes.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated fluency with tools such as Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and a familiarity with prototyping tools such as Principle. 
  • Ability to delegate to junior designers, manage projects in conjunction with the project manager, work under pressure and on tight deadlines, be mindful of project scopes and budget.
  • Experience designing front-end and back-end CMS workflows a plus.
  • Please share a link to an online portfolio showcasing relevant client work. (Include passwords if needed.)

Godfrey Dadich is an organization dedicated to ideas, process, and vision. But we know that true success comes from people. We’re always looking for new collaborators who believe optimism is a strategy for making a better future, and we recognize that great stories come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We’re committed to building a more diverse and inclusive team; we value different points of view and welcome unconventional paths. If your experience doesn’t entirely conform to the qualifications listed above, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the team.

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