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Art Director - Brand

Republik is looking for an Art Director to help create a range of branding systems for innovative brands who are genuinely looking to have a positive impact on the environment and society. You will work for clients in industries such as food, second-hand retail, health-tech, arts and culture, and more. This person will translate the stories of our client's brands into striking visuals adapted to each of the brand's platforms, mainly digital. The Art Director is part of the creative team and works under the supervision of the Creative Director and Creative Lead Design.

Alright, so what's the job?

The job is to change the world through the Creation of Social Capital™, nothing less. But if you want to get into the specifics, here's a list of day-to-day tasks you'll have to perform:

  • You will explore how brands are built from the ground up and help conceive and develop compelling visual identities that are rooted in strategy and that address our clients' business needs.
  • You will work with a Copywriter to generate provocative, impactful ideas and foster them through production.
  • Assist and collaborate with the Senior Art Director on branding projects to create everything from modern brand platforms to 360 campaigns.
  • Actively contribute to and oversee key steps in the process of developing a brand’s visual identity - from creative intentions to final asset revisions and delivery.
  • Collaborate with the content and production teams to develop art direction for brand imagery.
  • Collaborate with the Strategy team to ensure that your work is aligned with the brand positioning and brief.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions with the creative team.

What kind of background are you looking for?

Here is our ultimate wish list:

  • You have 5+ years of experience within a creative agency or design studio, with a minimum of 2 years as an Art Director, ideally working across multiple mediums (social, digital, etc.).
  • You're a visual communicator. You have an impeccable eye for design and the skills to execute it.
  • You have developed impactful 360 brand platforms and awareness campaigns for local and national brands.
  • You love to think unconventionally and create visual platforms for responsible companies.
  • You're proactive and enjoy creative problem-solving.
  • You can manage your time and meet deadlines, and no design challenge is too big or small.
  • You're culturally voracious, staying on the pulse of emerging technology, art forms, and entertainment.
  • You're highly collaborative, organized, and kind. In other words, you’re a team player with no ego.
  • You meet challenges with a sense of possibility and openness.
  • You're hungry to learn and try new things, both in terms of your own skill set and ideas we bring to clients.
  • You have extensive knowledge of Adobe Suite.
  • And extra bonus points if you can speak both French and English.

What kind of people do you hire?

First of all, let us be clear: we will always prioritize people from minority groups at equivalent skills and experience. That being said, here are our five social standards that guide us in our mission and hiring process:

1 - Be Committed

We're all on the same team and we share a common vision for a better world. Building a better world takes time and energy, so we have to make commitments—to our colleagues, our clients, and our planet.

2 - Stay Curious

Our 9 to 5 doesn’t define who we are. But who we are defines our 9 to 5. We cultivate our passions, we seek discovery, and we stay open to the world. Keeping our fire alive is a full-time job.

3 - Think Bold

We don’t do average. Our ideas are meant to hack the status quo and challenge brands to dream about what they can become. Forget impossible, because to change the world, you have to be crazy enough to believe you can.

4 - Speak Real

We like our stories real and our facts checked. No B.S. Our culture is inclusive and our collaborations based on integrity and honesty. Ego is not your amigo.

5 - Rise Together

Our collaboration exists above titles and our trust in one another is more than just task descriptions. We work together with more empathy than criticism, more vulnerability than ego, and more listening than talking. Because 1+1=3.

And what are the perks?

All agencies offer pretty much the same thing, right? A good salary, nice offices, a decent insurance coverage, etc. Of course we have all of that, but that's not what sets us apart. What makes us different is that we truly care about our employees and we walk the talk. (We actually won a prize for that!)

We are very flexible with remote working and vacation time. And we understand how work-family balance is important; there were 4 new babies this year at Republik!

We have a beautiful office in downtown Montreal, but we also have an office in Tremblant to make sure people stay connected with nature. We have online yoga classes, a cash-back program for those who use public transportation, lunch-and-learn sessions every month, and one big offsite event every year with inspiring guest speakers and team-building activities. Oh and everyone gets Friday afternoons off in the summer to enjoy the beautiful weather!

But most importantly, our team is what makes Republik different. Everybody brings their passions and convictions to work, so that means you’ll always find a camp, ski, bike, or beer buddy! Or someone to talk to about your vegan lifestyle or mental health.

There's so much more, but you'll have to come see for yourself!

Hiring process

  • This is a full-time job offer, which starts as soon as possible.
  • Salary based on experience.
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted.
  • To apply, send us your resume, relevant achievements, and links to the platforms of your choice (LinkedIn, Behance, Personal website, and/or social media) by filling in the form here.

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About Republik

Republik is a creative agency at the intersection of brands & sustainability. A certified B-Corporation and Global Compact Signatory, we’re a collective of purpose-driven talents who share a common belief that businesses can do well by doing good. Our clients retain our services to develop purpose-centric brand platforms, digital marketing & content solutions, as well as change-focused advertising campaigns. We believe brands can change the world. Do you?