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We are Calder Bateman – a communications agency that asks bigger questions because that’s how we find the best answers. We also like to think we hire the best people – talented, quirky, fun collaborators – because that’s how we create breakthrough work.

We are looking for an individual with 5+ years of hands-on art direction experience, preferably in the marketing, advertising and communications industry. You have experience in a variety of design styles and media – including website development and online ad animation, those are nice to have – and you thrive under pressure and constant change. You are a collaborative team player and are passionate about your craft. We like that about you.

Art Director

  • Develop creative concepts and collaborate with copywriter
  • Ability to establish art direction for individual pieces as well as mass media campaigns
  • Participate in development of campaign strategy when needed
  • Creative execution (establishing creative design elements, initial layouts, )
  • Present conceptual thinking and art direction clearly to creative team, accounts team and client


  • Design in a wide variety of styles
  • Execution of designs from start to finished print-ready files (once art direction has been established)
  • Open to feedback and discussion with creative team, accounts team, clients
  • Make design edits as needed – this includes managing changes for all creative communication channels, such as outdoor, print, video, digital, non-traditional, social media


  • Contribute to new business pitches
  • Proficiency in several mediums and ability to press check when required
  • High level of understanding of printing process
  • Comfortable managing asset development with creative vendors (photography, illustration, video)
  • Represent Calder Bateman in the community and be an ambassador for the company at all times


  • Design degree or diploma preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Art Director or Designer role
  • Remains current on industry trends and technology

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to think strategically, creatively, autonomously, critically, analytically and collaboratively — you are a quality idea generator
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills
  • Must show an ability to thrive under pressure and constant changes
  • Effective time management skills and organizational skills are a must
  • Ability to make a judgment call and act swiftly upon it
  • Superior relationship-building skills
  • Energetic, highly proactive team-player
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines with ease
  • Discretion and good judgment working with confidential/sensitive information
  • Understanding of all agency disciplines
  • Trustworthy, honest and sincere
  • Leads by example—professional, punctual, business-like
  • Knowledge of online etiquette and legal issues
  • Additional designations/memberships an asset (i.e. ACE, GDC, IABC, CAAP)


  • Creative Director, Associate Creative Director

Collaborate closely with:

  • Creative Director, Associate Creative Director, Senior Creative Strategist/Copywriter, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Accounts Team

Please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio to:
Subject: Art Director, Intermediate/Senior

Download job posting .PDF

Thanks to all applicants for their interest – only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Calder Bateman
Calder Bateman is a communications agency that asks bigger questions – because that’s where we find the best answers. We provide creative services including graphic design and copywriting, marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, SEO/SEM, strategic planning and facilitation, public and media relations, crisis communications and issues management, and digital and social media strategy and training – all under one roof, because we find the best results come from multi-disciplinary collaboration.

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