Art Director

  • 375 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Heartbeat is the full-service marketing agency for healthcare Challenger Brands. It’s our lifeblood to help these brands overcome their competitive challenges and rise above the expectations. That means we never take the easy road. We are a crew of optimists and activists who believe that “Never Been Done” doesn’t mean “Don’t Ever Do.”

That’s the philosophy, here are the creds: 250+ employees between NYC & LA; strategy, creative, media, & technology under a single roof; a pile of industry awards for our work (Clio, OMMA, MM+M, MANNY) and our agency (4x Best Place to Work from Ad Age & MM+M). We are especially proud of our industry-leading commitment to diversity & inclusion, with recognition from Med Ad News as a D&I Champion.

If you want to surround yourself with partners who are insightful, inventive, and courageous—well, you just hit the motherload.

Job Description


  • Lead design development and production for interactive projects and complex creative campaigns, combining hands-on work with direction of junior staff 

  • Partner with Copy to generate unique creative advertising & marketing campaign concepts 

  • Stay abreast of industry best practices for digital design and advertising 

  • Collaborate with strategists, UX and copy to conceive and create industry-leading graphic interfaces and digital brand experiences for tactics such as display media, web sites, mobile application, social media and other emerging digital media platforms 

  • Execute all deliverables to HB specifications and in line with project timeframes 

  • Communicate specific design production needs to technology team through development and delivery of rigorous project style guides 

  • Present concepts and deliverables clearly and passionately to internal and client audiences alike and identify actionable critiques from those audiences that advance project goals 

  • Partner with Creative leadership to resolve issues and maintain the quality of art deliverables 

  • Participate in new business pitches to win new and extend existing client relationships 

  • Work with Creative leadership, Account, Production and Technology to identify scope and timelines for assigned projects as necessary 


  • Exceptional concept development and digital design ability. 

  • Ability to recognize strong creative ideas and see them through to completion. 

  • Excellent understanding of composition, color, imagery and typography. 

  • Ability to sell ideas to other members of the creative team and to clients. 

  • Effective communication skills (in conversation and in writing) 

  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment 

  • Ability to meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously 

  • Excellent understanding of user experience issues. 



  • 3+ years of agency experience. 

  • Pharma advertising experience is a must. 

  • Formal design training with solid typography, graphic and interaction design skills. 

  • In-depth knowledge of the latest versions Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, and image optimization for web. 

  • Extensive experience creating web graphics, animations, user interfaces, icons, style sheets, color schemes, templates and layouts for use in online advertising and website projects, ensuring site- wide color and typeface standards and consistency. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or commensurate experience. 

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