Senior Designer/Senior Art Director (hybrid)

Full-time position with PLDG in Minneapolis
Job posted April 6, 2023

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About The Role


Great team. Great clients. Great variety. Join a hardworking creative group that cares as much as you do about design. Bring your vision and strategic thinking to PLDG’s growing team. Here you’ll work with some of the best-known global brands doing leading-edge media in B2B, B2E and B2C marketing campaigns. Collaborate with a team of smart, creative talent at an agency that values a work/life balance in a supportive, hybrid environment.

You’ll work directly with clients to pitch, present and lead high-profile projects and multi-channel campaigns, working alongside our Creative Director. Assignments include digital, print, experiential and social for a wide range of audiences. You’ll be a key collaborator on a variety of campaigns with other art directors, writers and production pros.


• Ability to deliver “big ideas” that help our clients innovate.
• Knowledge of digital trends, insights and best practices for large brand systems.
• Experience must be agency-side, 7+ years.
• Experience with strategy, planning and messaging frameworks for large-scale campaigns.
• Ability to design for a wide range of audiences, including employee engagement, B2B, B2C, etc.
• Healthcare experience a plus.
• Organized, self-directed and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Preferred qualities: assertive, energetic, accountable, active listener, approachable.

Our team culture values integrity, accuracy, high quality, a strong work ethic, and collaboration.


• Compensation: excellent; competitive with industry standard.
• Hybrid working location plan. Minnesota, local residency.
• Fringe benefits, insurance: health (70% employee, 50% family), dental (100% employee, 50% family), long-term disability, vision, life insurance, flexible spending program and 401(k) plan.
• PTO + paid closures: In addition to PTO and vacation, PLDG is closed the last week of the year, which is paid after a one-year tenure.
• Summer hours: We log off at 1 p.m. on Fridays (Memorial Day through Labor Day).
• Flexibility and balanced work life to fit your needs.

This is a full-time position.


PLDG is a strategic design agency that brings powerful ideas to life. Our versatile and talented team has a strong history of delivering award-winning results. Come invent with us on the historic Mississippi riverfront in Northeast Minneapolis, voted Best Arts District in America. Our specialties include strategy, content, brand identity, and design for digital and print communications, motion, and experiential. PLDG contributes generously to community nonprofits. We are a longstanding member of AIGA, the professional association for design. More than 60% of the PLDG team has worked here for more than eight years, with 40% having worked here for 14+ years! Learn more at


Please email your cover letter with salary confirmation, résumé, and work samples* to our retained search manager, Label your email “Your Name, SrDesAD > PLDG.”

In your letter, include your goals and professional aspirations.

Send a PDF or link with your work samples featuring design and branding for B2B or B2C corporate clients, including health care. Examples could include marketing campaigns, corporate reports, product brochures, corporate identity, client presentations, infographics, photography or video art direction, trade show materials, and digital and interactive work: websites, interactive PDFs, emails, social and digital ads.


If selected to interview, our process will likely include…

Virtual conversation with our search manager
Virtual or in-person interview with our President and Founder / Chief Executive Artist
In-person group interview with creative, account, and content leaders
In-person group interview with additional design and writing colleagues

We look forward to getting acquainted with you!


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