Art Director (Experiential) - HSE

Creative Atlanta, Georgia


Position at The Havas Group

About Havas Sports & Entertainment USA

Havas Sports & Entertainment (HSE) is an international network of dedicated experts in sports, music, and entertainment positioned at the core of the Havas Group across its 46 Villages around the world. In the USA, HSE is the result of merging the award-winning talents of experiential unit ignition and content group Cake – bringing together a combined client list including The Coca-Cola Company, Harley-Davidson, LVMH, TracFone, Delta and Under Armour. 

The team is deployed in New York City, Atlanta, Boston and Chicago, and provides integrated services that connect consumers with brands through their passions. As Havas’ Passion Point marketing experts, HSE builds meaningful brands by augmenting consumer passions through thoughtful, insight lead strategies that fuel authentic partnerships, amplified by imaginative experiences and engaging content.

As part of the Havas Village, Havas Sports & Entertainment has the ability to leverage and partner with sibling agencies to offer capabilities across a variety of marketing functions, including advertising, mobile and digital, bringing our clients the very best in practice.


We are seeking an Art Director to join our team in Atlanta.

You’re the ideal candidate if…

  • You can concept meaningful brand experiences and events
  • You understand environments and interactives, both physical and digital
  • You understand how to capitalize on brand partnerships and develop ideas to activate them
  • You are a multi-faceted creative who can think across all media and understands how to optimize media content
  • You can concept and produce visually strong, compelling creative for print, digital and social. You can design a physical activation. You can create beautiful presentations that sell amazing ideas.


You will work closely alongside Creative Directors, Creative Strategists, fellow Art Directors and Designers across a wide range of client projects. You will partner with our strategy team to develop ideas from insights and research. You will collaborate with our Client Service and Production teams to deliver creative solutions for our clients.


  • Collaborate with art directors, designers and production team to concept, develop and execute creative activations across experiential, print, digital, social, and video from concept through to final production
  • Strong sense of layout, typography, form, color, imagery and composition
  • Ability to leverage consumer trends to be used as a catalyst for creative ideation
  • Develop creative concepts and presentation materials for business development projects
  • Commission and manage outside illustrators, 3D artists, photographers, etc.
  • Play a primary role in both internal and client presentations
  • Lead and participate in team brainstorms and other ideation sessions
  • Work on several projects at once, sometimes under pressure, and often under tight deadlines


  • Proven highly versatile creative conception, design and art direction skills
  • Excellent eye for design and a portfolio that demonstrates a high-quality design aesthetic
  • Proven ability to translate creative strategies into meaningful, memorable and measurable ideas
  • Confident and dynamic presentation skills
  • Understand the role of a creative brief, how work should flow from it, and how to develop ideas against it
  • Detail oriented self-starter with the ability to prioritize, manage and efficiently complete multiple projects
  • Open to change and highly adaptable to shifting needs and deadlines
  • Expert-level ability in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong Macintosh, Keynote and Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Bachelor's degree required and/or related work experience
  • 3-5 years of agency experience required