We work hard. We play hard. And we only hire the best.

Now accepting applications (or bribes) for the following position(s):

Art Director

This is a unique opportunity at a growing marketing strategy company for an Art Director lead on multiple accounts, and on multiple projects from inception to completion. Project types range from rebranding and website design to traditional advertising mediums (print, outdoor, TV/video, direct mail, display advertising).You will be accountable for execution of these projects within all of the phases from creative concept development to final implementation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work independently and as part of an agency team that includes other designers, writers and account management.
  • Concept, style and design all supporting graphics and style guides for client needs across all mediums with a desired emphasis in digital display, website, email campaigns and social media.
  • Ability and desire to pitch design ideas and layouts internally and to the client.
  • Participate in campaign/project brainstorm meetings.
  • Ability to bring ideas to fruition through design and production of tactics.
  • A healthy understanding of production tactics such as printing techniques and final file prep.
  • Work with account team/creative director/client to meet targeted deadlines and budget parameters.
  • Must be able to manage a project through all phases such as creative concept, creative direction, project management, print management, and product management.
  • Experience leading creative efforts on client projects.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong understanding of design, photography, illustration, and typographic principles.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate creative concepts in conjunction with marketing strategy and objectives.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 5+ years experience as a designer in any of the following: advertising agency, design studio, corporate in-house communications.
  • Proficient on Mac with mastery of Adobe Creative suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Advanced understanding of website design, usability, site navigation planning and architecture and user experience.
  • A minimum of basic knowledge of HTML.
  • Understanding of integrating graphics into web pages.
  • Strong interest in all online technologies and whatever is “next”.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality; detail oriented.
  • Good written and oral communications.

Reports To

Creative Director/Design

Employment Classification

Salaried, full-time permanent

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to:

Kristin Olson, HR Manager
kolson@obicreative.com

Web Developer

OBI Creative is looking to add a full-time web developer to our digital team in the Des Moines area. This position plays an important role in creating, migrating and managing new and existing websites and web-based application projects for customers and internal use. The web developer will be responsible for working closely with team leads, creative directors, strategists and UX/UI designers to develop programming code based on creative and marketing strategies.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent degree or work experience.

Experience

Minimum three years of experience. Background in agency environment or managing multiple websites is preferred.

Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript/jQuery, PHP, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Experience working with open-source content management systems (including Drupal and WordPress).
  • Knowledge of web development standard practices, cross-browser compatibility, responsive programming, SEO best practices and site performance optimization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to clearly communicate technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.
  • Experience configuring server services a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Translate provided designs and wireframes to working web sites/applications using standard HTML/CSS practices.
  • Work within existing CMS frameworks as well as custom development.
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases.
  • Regularly update active websites maintained by the agency to ensure sites stay functional as technology changes.
  • Conduct testing and bug tracking across multiple platforms/browsers.
  • Stay up to date on emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them to projects.

Reports To

Director of Digital

Employment Classification

Salaried, full-time permanent

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to:

Kristin Olson, HR Manager
kolson@obicreative.com

New Business

Kevin Hutchison

Vice President of Client Relations and Business Development

402.509.6107

Press/Media

Ann Pedersen

Director of Communication and Marketing Strategy

402.403.0095

Careers

Lana LeGrand

Vice President of Operations and Leadership

402.509.6010