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B+L’s staff tenure is almost twice the industry standard, which tells you a lot about our company culture. We believe strongly in a healthy work/life balance.

Here’s what we care about:

  • Passion for work
  • Heart to see projects to fruition
  • Desire to become a pivotal piece of B+L’s continued growth and success
  • Flexibility and humor
  • A good soul

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Art Director

Summary

Boelter + Lincoln is seeking an Art Director that is responsible for the conception, design, and execution of innovative visual materials for advertising and collateral uses. Art director’s creative projects will consistently satisfy client and agency’s objectives, both visually and financially. May supervise others and have client contact.

Description

  • Works with Copywriters and account service people as team on assigned accounts to determine client needs, selling concepts and strategies
  • On concept approval, finds or creates the best visualization of the product within budget limits
  • Chooses and places all visual elements of the project, including type, illustrations and photographs necessary to produce the intended image
  • Selects photographers/illustrators from among sources, which Art director has developed; and works closely with them, or directs them, to ensure the original concept approved by the client is carried out
  • Coordinates necessary activities with the Production Manager; i.e., adequate lead times, special requirements, notice of absence from office, etc.
  • Secures approval of layouts and final art from the AE and keeps him/her and the CD aware of pertinent account activity
  • Prepares art estimates as required
  • Is alert to opportunities for increased profitability on assigned accounts
  • Makes best/prudent use of production art photographic facilities and other agency resources to solve client problems
  • Maintains personal graphic resources, visual data, samples, graphic standards, manuals, etc.
  • Maintains consistently high graphic standards and is aware of new techniques and trends in graphic arts and desktop publishing. Disseminates such information to others in the Creative Department
  • Efficiently manages the time and workload of supporting production artists and outside contractors
  • Meets deadlines, or informs appropriates authority in advance, and obtains extra time in which to complete assignments
  • Prepares new business presentations work as requested
  • Maintains accurate records of time and expenses

Measure of Qualifications

  • Projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Relationships with co-workers and suppliers are harmonious and productive
  • Creative and graphic standards have been maintained or exceeded in all work
  • A contribution toward clients’ marketing objectives and the continuation of the agency’s operating standards is maintained at a satisfactory level
  • Periodic review with CD reveals no significant problems

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of industry experience
  • Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members and client
  • Self-motivated, organized and accountable
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to details
  • A forward vision with an eye on new technology and style
  • Persuasive presentation skills

Compensation & Benefits
Boelter + Lincoln offers a competitive compensation package. Salary will be tailored to the candidate based upon their experience and capabilities.

Production Artist

Summary

Boelter + Lincoln is seeking a Production Artist that assists in execution of finished creative materials under the supervision of Creative Director. Depending on the creative department requirements and personal aptitude, assignments will vary from finished art preparation to securing print estimates and conception, design, and execution of innovative visual materials for digital/print/television advertising and collateral uses.

Description

  • Work closely with art directors, and other members of the account team to produce finished art that is accurate and consistent with the mechanicals and aesthetic requirement of the project
  • Provides necessary graphics support for agency art directors as required and requested
  • Works with copywriters and account service people as team on assigned accounts to determine client needs, selling concepts and strategies
  • On concept approval, finds or creates the best visualization of the product within budget limits
  • Chooses and places all visual elements of the project, including type, illustrations and photographs necessary to produce the intended image
  • Assists in the timeliness and satisfactory quality of every assignment working in tandem with other department members, help insure that work flows through the agency and to production in the most efficient and effective way possible
  • Expedites the “rush” jobs in such a way that process does not obstruct the orderly flow of every day work
  • Keeps abreast of work in the Production/Creative department and follows up on due dates that were established for finished work
  • Stays familiar with the requirements of publications so that the materials submitted to those media/publications are acceptable from a technical standpoint
  • Aids in the preparation of materials for presentation to clients and prospective clients
  • Maintain computer files/archive
  • Lends support and learns interactive techniques, i.e. display banners and backend support on websites

Measures of Accountability

  • Assignments are completed on time, on target and professionally executed
  • Graphic standards are maintained or exceeded in all work
  • Relationships with co-workers are harmonious and productive
  • Art Directors are satisfied with quality of work and performance
  • Develops and implements processes to insure smooth workflow thought the department

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of agency/industry experience
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in art, design, graphics or communications
  • Must be knowledgeable and proficient in emerging tools and techniques with advertising and/or graphics applications
  • Excellent attention to detail with a keen sense of organization
  • Enthusiasm, a sense of urgency
  • Show interest in the advertising business
  • Ability to foster and maintain open communication throughout the agency
  • Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members and client
  • Motivated, organized and accountable
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to details
  • A forward vision with an eye on new technology and style
  • Persuasive presentation skills

Compensation & Benefits
Boelter + Lincoln offers a competitive compensation package. Salary will be tailored to the candidate based upon their experience and capabilities.

B+L Supports

Part of every great business is giving back. B+L has proudly supported these organizations with pro-bono advertising, marketing and public relations services. We will continue to lend our expertise to deserving causes. Contact us for more information on our pro-bono work.