Digital Art Director


This is a rare opportunity to join Fathom’s leadership team. As a senior, digitally-focused art director, you’re a talented and strategic thinker. You have an almost effortless ability to ideate and craft cutting edge concepts with a deep understanding of strategy and business goals. “You nailed it.” is something you hear often.

You’re a kind, outgoing, fiercely talented person who wants to make an impact. You infuse cleverness into your design whenever possible, and love to surprise and delight clients with intelligent solutions they probably wouldn’t have thought of. You’re no longer content with simply making things attractive. By now you’ve learned that great design is smart design and you love keeping that part of your brain challenged so you can continue to impress your clients, your team and your industry peers.

As a manager, you love mentoring your team and showing them new tricks (and challenge them to show YOU a thing or two). You’re fair, open, flexible and have the maturity to deal with conflict in a manner that yields respect and admiration. Your team will climb mountains for you because they believe in you.

  • Bring a fresh perspective as you direct and design smart, gorgeous websites (and other predominantly digital products) that set our clients apart… and win them awards
  • Build new visual brands from scratch, or refresh existing brands. You’ll create distinguishing marks, along with the “look and feel,” and apply it across a wide array of deliverables
  • Develop thoughtful, strategic client presentations and represent the agency and the work with consideration and creativity
  • Defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level clients and stakeholders
  • Collaborate with product management and developers to define and implement innovative digital solutions for our clients
  • Work with clients and copywriters on content strategy and information architecture
  • Direct and help execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to developers
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and sitemaps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
  • Mentor and educate your team, especially those who are new-ish to designing for digital
  • Build and nurture relationships with clients, partners, and, most importantly, your designers who idolize you
  • Take a leadership role in continuing to foster our agency’s positive, spirited culture and high standards of quality


  • 10 years of mostly interactive design experience at a digital and/or branding agency or similar environment, 4+ in an Art Director role
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or related
  • Expert UX/UI design skills with a strong portfolio that includes site maps, wireframes, user flows, user personas, and visual design
  • Mastery of all elements of visual design, including typography, color, photo editing, and conceptual thinking
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other visual design and prototyping tools
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and jQuery
  • Expert ability to translate high-level requirements into user flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces for web and mobile
  • Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Comprehensive awareness and love of new platforms, technologies, and trends
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with demonstrable ability to articulate and persuasively sell creative concepts within agency and directly to clients
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and brands simultaneously
  • Is altruistic. Fathom is a collaborative, open, and friendly agency. No one is too good to help out others no matter how small the need.
  • Enjoys a large variety of clients. We have many different projects, big and small, and our next art director should be excited to lead any of them, whether it’s a small nonprofit, corporate company, or Elon Musk’s next space bus to Pluto.
  • Has great energy, inside and out.
  • Knows how to design to meet objectives. While we aim to make everything sparkle, at the end of the day, Fathom is in the business of visual communication.
  • Has Pictionary skills so strong it’s basically a bloodbath. Has karaoke skills so awful it’s comic sans for ears.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k.
  • Craft coffee, cocktails, and farm-to-table meals from our in-house coffee bar, Slipstream.
  • Complimentary admission to frequent industry, art and community events hosted on our unique rooftop and gallery space.
  • Progressive work/life balance policies (e.g., Work-From-Home, Flex-Time, etc.)
  • Free Capital Bikeshare membership and a wide array of other perks.

Sound like you? Please send us your resume, link to online portfolio (mandatory), and a brief cover letter telling us why you would be the perfect candidate. Cheers!