Who Are We?
KNOCK, inc. is a full-experience creative agency driven to cultivate love and loyalty for brands. We are women and minority-owned, fostering a culture that promotes collaboration and inclusion, and supports non-profit partners and advocacy groups that make the world a better place. More agency information can be found at www.knockinc.com.
As a Junior Art Director/Designer at KNOCK Inc., you’ll collaborate with a diverse set of voices from various backgrounds and professional capacities — including Strategists, Copywriters, Account Leaders, Project Managers, Design Directors, Art Director/Designers, and other brand experts — on creating innovative creative solutions for clients large and small. We are looking for mid-level creatives, freelance or full-time positions, who have experience in bringing abstract ideas into finished products.
This position reports to the Vice President, Creative Director. Relevant professional experience will be a considering factor in our final selection.
- Demonstrated mastery of design skills
- Strong understanding and experience with Adobe Creative Suite
- Experience working closely with Copywriters and other creatives
- Experience developing conceptual creative work
- Comfortable delivering a strong point of view
- Demonstrated attention to detail
- Demonstrated effective time management
- Communication skills and comfort working in a team environment
- Experience working in the beauty industry with Gen Z, Millennial, and pop culture brands
- Experience with photo art direction in the studio
- Experience in retail marketing for national brands
Within one month, you’ll…
+ Immerse yourself in a handful of brands and teams to gain familiarity with the work and people you’ll work alongside
+ Collaborate with our team to get up to speed on KNOCK’s current capacities and systems
+ Be onboarded onto various digital programs relevant to this position
Within six months, you’ll…
+ Take the lead as a Junior Art Director at talent and product photoshoots in New York City and Minneapolis, alternating about every six weeks
+ Present your work to clients
+ Collaborate cross-functionally, communicating with internal employees who have a range of understanding with creative
+ Have the opportunity to voice ideas and challenges
Within one year, you’ll…
+ Be the go-to for creative solutions. You will be able to synthesize the ask and provide innovative and working solutions to any of KNOCK’s partners or clients
+ Be able to mentor, assist or guide any potential junior creatives hired within your tenure
+ Receive relevant feedback from leadership and peers
+ Be updated on business performance
Our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace
As a certified woman- and minority-owned business (WBE & MBE), and a compliant Affirmative Action company, we have made it our mandate to foster an inclusive working environment that represents a broad array of voices in our growing team of 80+ brand design professionals. We are dedicated to creating additional mentorship programs, internships, and recruitment practices that are decidedly centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
How to Apply
Email your portfolio link, resume, and cover letter to our retained search manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your salary expectations in the email. Label your email, “Your Name, Junior Art Director/Designer > KNOCK, Inc.”
In your letter, please describe your Beauty category (hair, skin, cosmetics) or other CPG experience, and indicate for which retailers you’ve provided art direction and design. If possible, share an example of how you’ve presented a concept to a client and the outcome.
You’ll connect first with our search manager who will review your application before it is shared with the KNOCK team. Interviews with the direct supervisor and creative colleagues will follow.
We look forward to hearing from you!