Art Director

Creative + Design New York, New York


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with over 85 offices around the world.

We believe that every corporation, brand and client has a public, and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEOs, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards. 

Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products + services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.

Our business combines 10 vertical sectors focused on deep industry knowledge, with an evolving number of specialist areas that work horizontally across those sectors. One of those specialist areas of expertise is our Studio. We have a network of Studios around the globe.

About The Studio

As we develop communications campaigns for our clients across the earned, owned, paid and shared spaces, we turn to the creative and design expertise in the Studio to help breathe life into our ideas. From the creation of a new identity, to a digital content hub, to a TVC, the Studio creates the content that carries our stories to audiences around the globe.

What we are looking for

As our studio grows, we’re looking for a hands-on Art Director to bring conceptual thinking, 
big ideas and beautiful execution to our campaigns.

The ideal candidate is an Art Director who can deliver visionary concepts that engage across channels, including paid advertising, earned media, social, film and digital. In addition to having a flexible mindset and proven ability to collaborate across creative teams, the Art Director will be a conceptual thinker, problem solver, and effective delegator who doesn’t mind rolling up their sleeves to execute great work. As part of an integrated team, you’ll need to be an excellent
communicator, confident in client- facing situations and good at juggling multiple projects.

You’ll be

  • Curious, creative and entrepreneurial
  • Smart, direct and a clear communicator
  • A thinker and doer
  • Typography nerd
  • Digital and social native
  • Connected to photographers, DOP’s, illustrators and animators
  • An optimist that’s calm under pressure
  • Obsessive about attention to detail
  • Fresh thinker who embraces challenges and new methods of working
  • Working in a fast-paced environment
  • A cultural sponge and design trend guru
  • Always looking for new angles, even on corporate brands
  • Interested in cultivating strong leadership skills


  • Highly conceptual with a diverse portfolio
  • Experience of working on global integrated campaigns across paid, shared, owned and earned channels
  • 3–5 years’ experience in fast-paced, integrated agency environment


  • Working closely with Copywriter, Senior Art Director, Creative Director, and Strategy
    to produce outstanding creative work for integrated campaigns
  • Translate conceptual thinking into clear ideas, designs and content
  • Creating work that’s engaging, liked and shared
  • Directing designers on paid media, digital, print and motion assets
  • Creating storyboards and treatments
  • Developing concepts; pulling visual and cultural references to define ideas
  • Manage external partners: photographers, directors, producers etc.
  • Creating original designs to sell in concepts and campaign identities
  • Producing slick client and pitch presentations
  • Promoting a creative culture across the agency
  • Mentoring and inspiring junior designers and creatives 


  • Generating concepts both independently and as part of a team
  • Problem-solving
  • Strong and confident presenter
  • Structuring and creating creative presentations
  • Adobe CS, Office 365 and Macs
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.