Art Director

(no relocation and no contractors please)

At LIFT, we work hard, think smart, have fun and possess a relentless curiosity about what drives audiences to click, learn, join, download and buy. We understand that lifting our clients’ bottom line results is our mission and a critical measure of success for LIFT and our clients.

We are searching for a talented Art Director with solid agency/studio or client-side experience who‘s equally at home in print, digital and understands how to design to meet business goals. You can handle multiple projects simultaneously and work well alone, in a group or teamed with a writer. You can think big and sweat all the little details, and your leadership potential shows in your interactions with clients and co-workers. You thrive on keeping up with trends and genuinely love all things related to design.

Creative Competencies

  • Excellent design and conceptual skills, including typography, color, imagery, composition, systems structures, visual hierarchy and/or interface design
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite
  • High quality online portfolio representing a range of design styles and diversity of projects
  • Excellent written and verbal skills; able to present work articulately
  • An avid student of strategic marketing design:
    • Driven to understand and optimize results for all programs
    • Deep understanding of client businesses and goals and aspire to more
    • Relentless inquiry into the needs, motivations, and aspirations of target audiences

Teamwork, Culture & Communication

  • Partners well with account team, strategy team, CDs, ACDs, art directors, copywriters, designers and clients
  • A pro at juggling projects and deadlines; able to reprioritize/change directions when required
  • Maintains a strong work ethic; does what it takes to get the job done
  • Takes an active role in own development; proactively seeks learning opportunities to add value to own skill set or to the agency

About LIFT:

  • An independent full-service marketing and advertising agency
  • A warm, smart and collaborative group of creative thinkers & doers
  • Passionate about our work, our team and our client relationships
  • Offices in San Francisco, New York and Portland
  • Competitive with salaries and generous with benefits

Next Steps:

Interested? Awesome.

  • Check out our website to get a sense of the projects we work on and the trends we are watching.
  • Check us out on Instagram to get a feel for our office culture.
  • If you feel like “you” can become a part of “us,” please email with 1) your resume and 2) Send us a link to your portfolio and a note letting us know why you’re a great fit for our team.