Art Director

  • Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description


We’re bold, creative, pushing boundaries, sparking innovation and creating the extraordinary on the daily. Still living the dream that brought a couple of university grads together in 1972. It’s that entrepreneurial spirit, that passion that drives us to find new paths for some of the most recognized brands in the world. We are an eclectic collective with multifaceted expertise, who act locally for global impact. We take risks. We empower. We go beyond.

your vibe attracts your tribe.

Being unique is something to be celebrated. We embrace differences. They allow us to challenge and learn from each other. The extraordinary comes from different experiences, different lives. It brings us closer. We speak 37 languages, have over 360 tattoos, compete in sports and give back to the community. All of this makes us one big team—and we like it that way.

We are looking for a talented art director who isn't afraid of rolling up their sleeves. Here in Halifax, we're a small but mighty office who love to multi-task and work together to get things done. In short, we're on the lookout for an Art Director/Designer with 5+ years experience who understands how to integrate all formats of design with digital technology. want more info? no problem.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead and contribute to creative concepting for breakthrough experiences that perfectly match our client’s strategic objectives.

  • Inspire and collaborate with you team members to produce ground breaking, thoughtful, relevant work, focusing on innovation and quality.

  • Design intelligent and engaging, interactive experiences for a wide range of client types and target platforms.

  • Understand and work within project parameters: client goals and requirements, internal goals, usability, technical constraints as well as budget and schedule.

  • Be a conceptual thinker

  • Confidently bring your work to the finished phases including print production and output of digital work

  • Oversee and contribute to the production of your designs in all phases and provide direction to designers

  • Serve as a key creative voice on your projects though all phases of work including discovery, concepting, pitching and production

  • Oversee and guide design interns to help them learn and grow


What you’ll need:

  • 5+ years experience as an Art Director/Designer

  • Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and Sketch is a plus

  • Dynamic presentation and communications skills

  • Out of this world when it comes to design ideas and innovation

  • Communicative, flexible and patient under tight deadlines.

  • A collaborative individual with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Good listener, strong conceptual and design skills and able to handle and learn from constructive criticism

  • Experience working with all different mediums (OOH, Broadcast, Digital)

  • A passion for emerging technology and a hunger to innovate

what’s in it for you.

  • The chance to work at an innovative, award winning agency.

  • We know when to work hard and play hard.

  • We work in a space where our creative minds run free.

  • We have each other’s back, through thick and thin.

  • Our clients trust and believe in creativity.

  • You’ll find yourself challenged to go beyond your comfort zone.

  • The hours are flexible and you get generous time off during the winter holidays.

  • You might hear the occasional barking at the office. Dogs of Cossette are a thing.


Please apply for career opportunities @ in order to stay up to date with our most accurate and available openings. Applications submitted outside our career page will not be reviewed.

We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cossette is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Cossette is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.