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17 Apr 2024

Full-Time Senior Art Director

Skona – Posted by Skona San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Are you a creative powerhouse brimming with brilliant ideas? We’re on the hunt for a creative do-it-all-er that is a master in idea generation with a knack for cleverosity. You thrive off of developing concepts and turning them into visionary designs and witty headlines, and you think strategically and inspirationally. As the driving force building campaigns, brands, motion, and digital projects, you’ll lead with gusto—guiding clients, overseeing projects, and orchestrating teams to bring big ideas and brands to life like nobody’s business. We’re looking for a creative star who understands the intricacies of the B2B tech world and enjoys the fast-paced, multi-project agency lifestyle. Someone who can unleash creativity, captivate audiences, and shape the future of storytelling. And, yeah, you should be good at design, too.

About Sköna’s Culture

We’re a small (but mighty) creative agency based in San Francisco and Stockholm. Our niche is to transform B2B and tech companies into brave brands and we work with our clients on a range of creative services including brand strategy and development, campaign development, event marketing, outdoor advertising, and much more. Our team is tight-knit and we love what we do. We like to do great work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We focus on collaboration to produce results that work, which means we leave our egos at the door.

Job Responsibilities

  • Push and guide agency and clients in forward-thinking concept creation and design
  • Lead collaboration, brainstorms, and concept sessions with multiple teams or clients for campaigns, creative concepts and copy, and activations 
  • Have oversight and accountability of projects from start to finish by ensuring top quality of all creative deliverables and taking on the role of brand guardian for clients
  • Concept, design and headline development for integrated campaigns that meet the business goals of our clients (print, digital, ooh, environmental, motion)
  • Translate strategies into high-quality brands, developing new brand systems or designing within an established brand identity from design and copy to production
  • Collaborate with digital UX, producers and developers to extend brand concepts to web experiences
  • Lead client relationships by representing the agency’s creative ‘product’–selling concepts to and consulting with clients
  • Production development, management and oversight
  • Work independently and cooperatively on multiple simultaneous projects with teams (may include 5 or more), meeting deadlines and budget constraints, and scheduling project implementation based on workload, 
  • Support on new business efforts, pitches and presentations
  • Stay on top of advertising, design, B2B marketing and industry trends, and connect with the design community

Skills and Qualifications

  • 8+ years of proven experience in concepting, designing and copywriting for advertising and branding projects with a portfolio that showcases a breadth of work that drive business results
  • 5+ years leading projects, teams, and consulting and presenting to clients
  • 3+ years in an agency environment
  • 2+ years managing creative team members supporting and mentoring their growth
  • BA/BFA/MFA in advertising, design or similar discipline
  • Master proficiency in Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Figma, Google Suite
  • ADing and creating motion (After Effects, Premiere) experience preferred
  • Excellent proficiency in print and digital production, web design concepts (grids, wireframes, UI/UX, etc)
  • Web prototyping (Principle), 3D-modeling (Cinema 4-D), Illustration, photography experience a plus
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills that work well with a multidisciplinary team 
  • Excellent presentation and verbal communication skills and an ability to sell your work to clients 
  • Passion for the field of advertising, branding and design and up-to-date with new design technologies and trends
  • Creative problem solver and can-do attitude
  • B2B experience and agency experience 
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills to work efficiently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

5 signs That You Are the Right Candidate

  • You are a creative problem solver–you have an entrepreneurial spirit and you act proactively. 
  • You have a doggedly curious spirit.
  • You are fun to work with–and you have great people skills. 
  • You love design and using creativity as a tool to help elevate brands and drive business growth.
  • You like working in a small environment with a flat organization where everyone’s opinion is respected. In other words, the idea of Team Skona always coming first appeals to you!
  • You embrace discomfort – you think outside the box and are open to new ideas, types of work, and ways of doing things.


  • 401(k) plan, paid federal company holidays
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • Commuter benefits
  • Weekly team lunch and snacks provided

Salary Range

$100,000 – $120,000

This role is Hybrid, requiring 3 days in the office.

Sköna is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Sköna does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

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How to Apply

Please apply by sending us your resume at https://skona.com/careers/senior-art-director-us/

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: advertising, Art Director, b2b, design, Designer, and senior art director. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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