About the Role
As a senior art director at Melon, you will work with cross-functional teams to create, enhance, and optimize experiences and digital interfaces. A successful candidate should love creating beautiful and functional designs, enjoy having opportunities to think strategically, and be detail-oriented.
Be empathetic and create thoughtful designs for specific audiences
Eloquently talk through designs and design choices with team members and clients
Create mood boards, concept sketches, comps, design decks, style guides, storyboards and other digital deliverables that can be shared with clients
Be self-driven, overseeing the creative direction and deliverables for various clients and self-managing workload and timelines
Be a positive contributor to team and company culture
Minimum of 4 years of art direction and/or visual design experience
A strong understanding of typography, layout, hierarchy, and imagery
Experience developing design patterns and libraries and applying brand styles to design work
Solid communicator possessing strong presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
Flexibility to multi-task and work with project managers and engineering teams to deliver work on-time and within budget
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
Possess a portfolio of work showing a strong sense of design and creativity. Applications submitted without a portfolio will not be considered.
Have a strong understanding of UX and an ability to work with UX team members
Have experience working in an Agile framework
Have experience creating beautiful and useful designs for commerce experiences
Have experience with prototyping tools (Sketch, Invision, Axure)
Melon broke into the technology space in March of 2017, focused on efficiently and effectively connecting businesses with their customers using technology. Comprising of more than 30 people, we are an elite, concentrated company of driven technologists focused on producing great work. By utilizing our extensive experience and eliminating the unnecessary overhead of large agencies, Melon is able to provide world-class solutions without bloated budgets or compromised delivery.
We are headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Raleigh and Buenos Aires. As a company, we strive for simplicity and diversity. Simplicity in our work, getting things done and keeping spend to a minimum. Diversity in our thinking and in our hiring, bringing new and unique ideas forward at all times.
Melon's success can be attributed to the core beliefs it was founded on. There are a lot of amazing people out there that have built large agencies and great teams, but who just want to get back to doing great work. We understand how to deliver on some of the most challenging projects. But we are also all too familiar with the costs, politics, and turnover that come with that structure. Melon was built as a way to take all of that knowledge and passion and put it back in an environment where it can thrive.
Why Work At Melon?
Melon is a growing group of expert technologists who have come together with a single goal: do great work. No nonsense, no drama, just amazing people doing some really cool stuff.
The average Melon employee has more than a dozen years of industry experience. Our US leadership team all have 20+ years of experience working with large agencies and consulting groups serving Fortune 500, large government, and large non-profit clients on complex digital transformation projects. Our expertise isn’t limited to the specific technical skills that are necessary to construct a website. We have a deep understanding of project financials, product positioning, and change management. We don’t just know how to build an application that meets your requirements - we know how to deal with all of the related aspects of getting that application into production and driving users to it.
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Melon (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Melon or an affiliated Melon business may not be eligible for consideration.
Melon is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
Melon is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.