Associate Design Director

Creative · Minneapolis, Minnesota
Department Creative
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor


Fast Horse is looking for an Associate Design Director to join our creative discipline.


Fast Horse is an independent, truly integrated agency built to unlock maximum value for our clients and potential in our people. No working in silos or fighting for a seat at the table. No competing interests or incentives. We’re an agency designed for integrated teams, not individual departments. Ideas come from everyone.  We can give you an opportunity to work on integrated campaigns, and to make really cool stuff, for a roster of world-class brands like Heineken, Dos Equis, Toro and Audi.


Our proposition starts with world-class strategists, creatives, producers and amplification specialists locking arms from the initial brief all the way through execution. It ensures organizing ideas are optimized for earned, shared, owned and paid media from the outset. And it ends with campaigns punching above their weight class because every element works harder by working together.


Smart, curious, creative, collaborative, driven and optimistic are just table stakes for working at Fast Horse.


Our Associate Design Director will play a crucial role in bringing our ideas to life, both in creating beautiful design and coaching and mentoring more junior designers to do the same.  Ideal candidates will have 9+ years of agency design experience and have a deep desire to continue the growth of a design discipline. We’re looking for students of the industry who can develop and push our creative ideas and bring our design to another level.

 

If this sounds like you, here’s a bit more detail about what we’re looking for:  

 

  • A strong multidisciplinary design portfolio that encompasses identity, digital, motion, social and some idea-driven projects; tasty design that makes us drool
  • A very collaborative working style that comes along with smart, well-grounded opinions and an open mind. You must love to explore and not get wrapped up in ego.
  • You must have the ability and desire to play lead designer and also an inspirational coach and mentor to junior designers.
  • Experience working in a non-design-only setting.
  • You must have the ability to see how design fits into bigger, integrated ideas, and work seamlessly with other creatives, strategists, amplification specialists and producers.
  • Nice to have some national awards in the shows that matter (not just the local Show)
  • You can thrive in organized chaos, and a fast-paced, team environment.
  • You can play a big role in new business efforts--both in integrated pitches, but also design, earned and other leanings.
  • You have a strong voice/reputation in the design and creative community


About Fast Horse


Fast Horse is an independent, integrated creative agency. Our work is grounded in organizing ideas that are disruptive, integrated and have the ability to connect in ways that are highly relevant and spur action. Clients like Audi, The Coca-Cola Company, Heineken, General Mills, Deluxe Corporation and many more have trusted us with their most high-profile initiatives.


Workplace/Compensation


Our workplace and culture give our people the flexibility and resources to thrive personally and professionally. Our award-winning headquarters in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood is set up to facilitate communication and collaboration and our team members are untethered by a designated office or desk. 


We offer highly competitive salaries and industry leading benefits, including uncapped PTO, paid sabbaticals, amazing parental and family leave policies, and a variety of annual allowances and perks that allow employees to find better balance in their lives.  More information can be found at https://www.fasthorseinc.com/careers/.



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  • Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Department
    Creative
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor