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Art Director

Art Director

Column Five is looking to hire a full time Art Director who knows how to effectively conceptualize, design, and present ideas to clients and project teams. Column Five is a creative agency that helps brands find and tell their best stories.

Our Art Directors help to refine and elevate the work of our Designers, who tackle a wide range of project types from content marketing campaigns to motion graphics. They work closely and collaboratively with Producers, Developers, and our Client Services team to tell the most compelling stories for our clients. This position reports to the Creative Director. 

At Column Five, as an Art Director, you’ll work with a vibrant team of people in a fast-paced environment built on collaboration, camaraderie, freedom, and flexibility. Each day you’ll find surprising challenges that stretch your skills and expand your creativity. As a distributed team, we value responsibility and autonomy, so we’ve designed our tools and processes to help you do your best work—the way you work best. Most importantly, you’ll get the chance to grow with talented people who make you feel loved, respected, and welcomed. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, we can make work a place of belonging and a source of fulfillment and joy—together. (Find out more about our core values.)


  • Provide ongoing design and art direction for a wide variety of projects including conceptual development, style exploration, internal feedback/critiques, mentorship of Designers, and ensuring the success of our projects.
  • Participate in a variety of stages throughout project development, including occasionally fully designing projects yourself from start to finish. 
  • Lead client conversations on design thinking and execution.
  • Share active and thoughtful participation in project brainstorms; participate in pitches and ideation opportunities with Client Services. 


  • Ability to synthesize complex, abstract, and disorganized information into compelling creative concepts or narratives with a strong understanding of visual storytelling.
  • High attention to detail and quality control.
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced skills and experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign; understanding of After Effects and UX/UI a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills; confidence presenting ideas to colleagues and clients.
  • Humility to listen, grow, and learn.


  • Competitive salary
  • Full health insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Trainings, education, and investment to support career growth
  • FSA plan (medical and dependent care)
  • Life insurance, long-term disability insurance
  • Remote-first company, work from anywhere mindset + autonomy
  • Generous 401(k) savings plan
  • A fun, engaged, and inclusive team

Compensation is dependent upon experience. We do not pay based on the location of the employee, rather based on the market rates in Orange County, CA.

We are a distributed- or remote-first company. This means that we are open to working with you if you live anywhere within the USA. We have our headquarters and an office in Orange County, CA.


Please apply with a current resume, and a cover letter that includes why you are the right person for Column Five.

No phone calls or recruiters, please.

Column Five is an Equal Opportunity Employer focused on creating a workplace of belonging. We encourage applicants from all walks of life and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, disability, and other applicable legally protected characteristics. 


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