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Cummings Creative Group is a marketing services firm with over 2 decades of experience helping clients grow their revenues and profitability by creating and implementing marketing strategies that work.

We are a team oriented environment and are looking for people who have a passion for continuous learning and love new challenges and experiences. We have been recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Birmingham, and we offer paid vacation time, health insurance, flexible work hours, bring your dog to work days, and many other incredible benefits. If you are positive, strategic, solutions-oriented, and love the autonomy to make decisions and drive results then this may be a great fit for you!

We are always looking for new talent. Even if we don’t have any available positions, we welcome you to submit your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio.

We are currently hiring for the following position:

Sr. Art Director

Cummings Creative Group is hiring a Sr. Art Director. The Sr. AD is a creative thinker who can concept and execute a broad range of visual approaches. From a conceptual side, they have an understanding of typography, color theory, layout & design – all of which aid in the creation of a brand identity. From a technical side, they have extensive Adobe Creative Suite experience, a knowledge of responsive web design, a solid understanding of CSS, and a passion for learning emerging technologies used for print and digital design. The Sr. AD is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact in multiple mediums including, but not limited to: websites, digital landscapes (banners, social media, etc.), direct mail and print, editorial layout & design, posters, product packaging, Powerpoint or Google presentations, corporate communications and corporate identity. The Sr. AD is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the Design Team, including: monitoring the team’s workload, overseeing the project list of outstanding items and to-do’s, communicating needs and issues to other departments, assisting with ad hoc problem-solving, proactively identifying potential issues, and mentoring other team members to further develop their design and productivity skills. MUST be located in the Birmingham, AL area or willing to relocate. The Sr. AD is responsible for:
  • Developing the brand identity, creative ideas and concepts based off of information presented to them from Project/Creative Brief or meeting notes.
  • Designing websites, digital and print campaigns and/or individual projects. Responsible for making the best decisions regarding the visual creation of the brand.
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of design programs and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with the interactive team on websites from creation to completion.
  • Employing a professional approach to time and deadlines. This means the Sr. AD always strives to meet deadlines and is responsible for opening the channels of communication with management when faced with challenges or problems.
  • Meeting clients or management when needed to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job.
  • Interpreting the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose.
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work.
  • Help creating time estimates on projects.
  • Provide insightful suggestions as to how we can improve how our clients are currently utilizing technology to accomplish their goals.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Design Team, project prioritization, assisting with issues, and team member skill mentoring.
  • Leading design strategy conversations with other departments to ensure all necessary deliverables are properly planned, assigned, and completed.
Skills/Qualifications:
  • At least four years proven experience in graphic design and agency experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in design, fine arts, or related field preferred
  • Highly proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Understanding of development process and technologies for responsive web design
  • Expert attention to detail and consistency
  • Familiarity and experience with design for email, social media, web platforms as well as traditional advertising
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • A strong work ethic with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

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