Art Director

Purpose:

Bukwild exists to create healthy business with healthy human beings. We want it all. We believe you can deliver world-class craft from team members who are supported, honored and encouraged to find the right balance of work life and real life within the same continuum. And we believe you can do that for businesses who strive to create a healthier world.

What we do

Bukwild delivers world-class digital CX for DTC and brand initiatives.

Right-fit Team Members

We’re looking for team members who share our values for craft and balance. As well as an affinity for a healthy lifestyle and for the brands that promote it.

Bukwild is a boutique studio comprised of hands-on experts. The right-fit team members are as comfortable with collaboration as they are with taking the bull by the horns. We’re looking for equal parts humility and skill.

How we work together

We realize that there is a high bar to delivering on a great customer experience, while also providing a platform that’s easy for clients to manage without having to keep an agency on speed-dial. We have actively structured our project teams to deliver on these challenges – every website project has a dedicated Strategist to steward consumer insights and best practices, a Designer who can bring a brand’s position to life on the web, and also design for performance and conversion, and a Technology and Project Management team who is well-versed in platform integrations and delivering a scalable tool that empowers our clients’ teams. To be frank, we’ve all worked closely together on these things for years – we understand the obstacles that brand teams face, and we know how to address them.

What distinguishes us from our competitors?

Bukwild has 20 years of experience as a digital agency working with both household brands and helping launch new ideas into the world. For all of those 20 years, we have kept creative and technology teams working closely together under the same roof. Our experience has led us to a distinctly user-first approach to our work: we believe that when digital teams intentionally prioritize UX outcomes as related to business goals, it will ultimately yield stronger connections between brands and their consumers.

Put more directly: if you solve your customer’s problems and deliver real value, they’ll keep coming back. Everyone wins.

Role: Art Director

You will be responsible for translating desired moods, messages, concepts and underdeveloped ideas into imagery. Working closely with the other members of the studio, you will be expected to approach each assignment with a positive attitude and solution oriented mindset in order to create your best work. Bukwild’s work spans across digital web applications using atomic design principles and processes.

You will be part of a team of 3-5 other designers within a company that staffs (in our Sacramento office) all the roles that allow Bukwild to function as a full service, interactive agency: designers, strategists, copywriters, producers, and many other roles. Common interests in our company include gaming, food, hiking, movies, cycling, family, and travel. We strive to keep meetings to a minimum while having enough structure to foster collaboration and keep projects on the rails. We believe strongly in pride in what you do, seeking excellence, while not sacrificing what matters most — you, your family, or your personal adventures.

You are expected to be an awesome person who works well with others, can talk directly to clients, and can self-manage on projects where you may be the only designer. You will work on creative projects where you are expected to speak up when you see room for improvement, implement strategic moods/concepts , and, above all, execute from concept to final execution.

You should have a strong understanding of culture in design and proactively participate in the global creative community. We want you to propose new ideas and concepts you think we should adopt and help us keep up with the best standards of our industry. You should enjoy teaching others and sharing knowledge with the rest of the team. We challenge you to suggest and implement organizational changes that will increase your happiness.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the overall visual ethos/aesthetic based on the creative brief and strategic imperatives
  • Generate clear ideas and concepts in tandem with the Strategy and Story department
  • Take work from concept to final execution within project deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with other designers in the studio
  • Present ideas to client/team members
  • Strong understanding of culture and trends in design and UI best practices

Requirements:

  • Proven professional working experience as Art Director
  • Hands on experience with digital design, typography, color, systems design, pre-production decks/protypes
  • Proficient use of Sketch, Photoshop, InVision, Zeplin
  • Strong portfolio to demonstrate design thinking and executional abilities
  • Strong communication skills and give/take direction well
  • Team player and focused on the success of the team
  • Positive energy and ability to work closely with the account managers
  • Passion for learning

Nice to haves:

  • Basic understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Motion design
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Perks:

  • 401k
  • Full health coverage
  • Uncapped paid time off
  • Fully snacked-out kitchen
  • Remote & Partial WFH/WFO options available

Location

  • Office located in Sacramento, CA
  • Remote (US only) positions available

Next steps
To apply, send an email to careers@bukwild.com

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