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Advantage Solutions Art Director in Los Angeles, California


Art Director

We're looking to hire an inspired Art Director to join our fast-paced, energetic creative team working across one of the agency's largest creative clients. The ideal candidate will have an impressive portfolio that displays unique and engaging conceptual thinking paired with exceptional design. The art director plays a pivotal role in translating the creative team's concepts into executional design output from ideation through flawless final delivery. If you possess a keen eye for detail and passion for the latest in design… we want to hear from you.

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off


  • Brainstorm conceptual directions, both independently and as part of an integrated team

  • Translate words and ideas into high caliber conceptual designs that engage, enlighten and inspire the end user, maintaining campaign and brand continuity and interactive usability

  • Develop a variety of creative materials for brand campaigns, social efforts, digital activations, websites, and printed materials for agency clients. In addition, create assets for prospective client presentations and in-house communications.

  • Collaborate with Creative Director, fellow Art Directors, Copywriters and Content Creators to bring written concepts to life through key visuals, video, digital publication/catalogs, print, website, social, and email.

  • Leverage brand guidelines to create new and inspiring visual solutions.

  • Participate in group reviews of creative work, adding perspective and taking direction as needed

  • Participate in client and internal creative review meetings professionally and passionately presenting the department's work, persuasively explaining design rationale to non designers, collecting and absorbing feedback and offering solutions in real time

  • Deliver design work that meets or exceeds department expectations.

  • Keep current on social trends, advertising campaigns, design trends, and industry technology, sharing findings with the department to facilitate new ways of thinking, working, and problem solving


  • Experience working with Beauty, Nutrition, Food, or CPG clients.

  • Proven ability to develop integrated campaign and executional concepts across channels .Strong understanding of best practices for social, video, digital, publication, print, and collateral creation.

  • Expertise in typography, hierarchy, layout and color.

  • Proficiency in AI and Machine Learning Tools: Demonstrated experience with AI-powered design and creative software, including but not limited to DALL-E, MidJourney, Firefly, Runway ML, or similar platforms.

  • An innate understanding of UX, and up to date knowledge of best practices

  • Experience working on mechanical files for digital and traditional deliverables and releasing final files to vendors and client partners.

  • Knowledgeable about digital file management organization and web-based production workflowsExperience creating assets that meet accessibility standards required.

  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Mac OSX, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, After Effects, Google Slides and Keynote

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines on a daily basis in a team-oriented environment

  • 3-6 years creative agency experience

Job Will Remain Open Until Filled


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Art Director is a key creative team member. Responsible for supporting the creative team, taking concepts and creating tangible reality while seeing the development and execution of creative projects through completion. Accountable for delivering quality creative products that maintains the integrity of the art concept. Will interface with all levels of the internal team, outside vendors, and work closely with account, production and copywriters.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Creative Development

  • Create collateral in support of various marketing campaigns and utilize experience and know-how to visually communicate a concept

  • Partner with creative team members in creating an environment that fosters creativity, encourages ideas, and promotes growth

  • Participate in project meetings with other creative team members, internal departments, and account teams to communicate rationale behind design executions

  • Work in multiple disciplines to include art direction/design

Project Management

  • Organize multiple jobs and projects on a daily basis, meet deadlines and expectations, and measure and improve productivity

Client Support

  • Meet departmental goals based on specific Client objectives

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.

  • Travel up to 10%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

(Preferred) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Journalism) or equivalent job-related experience in related field/industry

  • 2-4 years of experience in similar industry

  • 2-5 years of Design or Director Experience and a strong portfolio of professional creative work

  • 2+ years of work experience in the consumer products, media, or agency business

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Team building Skills

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to make oral presentations

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Ability to efficiently utilize MAC computers and current fluency in relevant computer programs such as: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat, and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage)

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-NY-New York | US-IL-Chicago | US-CA-Los Angeles

Primary Posting Location : City Boston

Primary Posting Location : State/Province MA

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 02101

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2024-432099

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

Minimum USD $80,000.00/Yr.

Maximum USD $90,000.00/Yr.