2 C5 A9898

Senior Art Director

New York City

Day One Agency—AdAge’s #4 on the A-List —is hiring!

We are looking for a Senior Art Director to join our growing Creative team. You’ll be a valuable addition to our team, shaping and executing creative ideas, creating client-ready work, and designing assets & presentations that bring our ideas to life visually.

The successful candidate will be driven by quality experiences and inspired by design, with a passion for quality execution no matter the medium. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for creating and communicating concepts, developing campaign art direction, and ideation for original assets.

You will create a range of work spanning ideation through delivery while working closely with our Senior Designers, Creative Director, and strategy counterparts to fulfill and exceed client needs. This requires an ability to set the tone and guidelines for how work should look and feel as well as the world it lives in.

Our company culture is at the core of everything we do. It defines our vibe. It’s what makes every day, Day One. We offer a highly collaborative environment where smart and passionate people come together to solve some of creative communications challenges. It’s no secret; we work hard — but only on the things we love. From the day this agency was created, we vowed to only work on projects that fire us up. And that’s not changing any day soon. We emphasize and value our relationships– after all, we’re powered by them. Our colleagues, clients, and partners are the most important part of our business.

This position is full-time, requires a hybrid work schedule, and is only available in New York.


Creative Leadership:

  • Lead and inspire designers, junior art directors, and other creatives to produce outstanding work.
  • Develop and execute innovative visual concepts for integrated campaigns and social-first content.
  • Ensure all creative output meets the highest standards of quality and aligns with the client's brand guidelines and objectives.

Campaign Development:

  • Collaborate with the strategy and account teams to understand client goals and target audiences.
  • Conceptualize and pitch bold, fresh ideas that leverage current trends and platform-specific best practices.
  • Oversee the entire creative process from ideation to final delivery, ensuring projects are delivery under project timelines and constraints.

Design Execution:

  • Create visually stunning and effective designs, including graphics, layouts, motion graphics, and video content.
  • Utilize strong typographic and compositional skills to develop cohesive and impactful visual narratives.
  • Provide constructive feedback and guidance to junior team members to elevate the overall quality of work.

Client Interaction:

  • Present creative concepts and designs to clients with confidence and clarity.
  • Foster strong client relationships through effective communication and a deep understanding of their brand and business objectives.
  • Respond to client feedback and make revisions in a timely and professional manner.

Strategic and Visual Problem-Solving:

  • Use visual thinking and hands-on design skills to solve strategic business challenges.
  • Flex and showcase a variety of creative skills across platforms from digital to print to experiential.
  • Contribute to creative strategy sessions, providing ideas and insights to build from.

Collaboration and Culture:

  • Collaborate effectively with team members across the agency.
  • Thrive in a diverse environment and contribute to the overall culture of Day One.


  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Advertising, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in design, with a strong multi-disciplinary portfolio.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to self-manage and mentor juniors.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects), Google Slides, Keynote and Figma.
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms, their audiences, and best practices for content creation.
  • Experience designing across platforms from digital to print to experiential.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Passion for creativity, innovation, and staying ahead of industry trends.

Compensation + Benefits

We value all of our employees and are happy to provide comprehensive benefits to help support them holistically in the best way we can. We offer all our employees:

  • Health Care (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
  • Summer Fridays
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Credit Card
  • Uber Business Account
  • New Business Referral Bonus
  • Employee Referral Bonus

The Company is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base compensation range for this role is $125k-$140K and this position is eligible for benefits that include medical insurance (health, dental, and vision), retirement plan, paid time off, paid parental leave, new business and employee referral bonuses, etc. Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for New York City based hires only and is provided pursuant to the New York City Pay Transparency Law. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as candidates' relevant work experience, skills, qualifications, and location.