AVAILABLE POSITIONS Associate Art Director – Product Marketing

The vision for our global Marketing Creative Team at Zynga is informed by an aggressive pursuit of new and different ideas, rapid creative development, and efficient production. We develop creative executions across digital channels that invite and encourage millions of players worldwide to take part in our games, as well as keep players engaged, informed, and rewarded for their active participation. Our creative and production processes prioritize achieving both performance objectives and execution excellence, while we foster a collaborative culture that embraces and drives creative trends in the mobile marketing & acquisition space.

We are seeking an outstanding artist for the role of an Associate Art Director to join our Marketing Creative Team, where they will focus on the creation of engaging marketing assets across Zynga’s portfolio. This artist will arrive at Zynga with a portfolio of work highlighting their ability to build visually appealing compositions that steer consumer behavior towards marketing goals.

The Associate Art Director will help lead the visual direction, art development process, and a global team of talented artists. This individual will frequently be asked to deliver high-quality, engaging designs on tight deadlines, working closely with other Designers, Product Managers, Producers, as well as game studio artists. This artist will report to the Marketing Creative Director. 

** Please include link to portfolio with submittal to be considered**

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Creative Director to conceptualize, execute, and iterate on compositions for deployment across multiple social platforms

  • Help manage an international team of artists 

  • Assist in researching, exploring, and communicating best practices in art and discern which competitive ideas are most effective; help lead the development of goals, standards, processes, and feedback mechanisms

  • Take an active, hands-on role in helping to develop, maintain, and refine marketing art

  • Effectively communicate ideas to product managers, designers, marketing channel owners, and other team members

  • Help identify inconsistencies and opportunities for improvement within the creative process  

  • Assist with formal and informal critique, and provide effective feedback. Ability to mentor junior/midweight designers and provide relevant feedback to improve quality against Marketing KPIs

REQUIRED SKILLS:  

  • 8+ years of graphic design experience

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator; working experience with (or demonstrated understanding and a willingness to learn the basics of) Adobe After Effects 

  • Demonstrated exceptional design skills in composition, color theory, typography, visual hierarchy. A keen eye for detail and commitment to quality. You are an artist first and foremost. 

  • A team player, who can take direction and execute against it with little assistance, but also work independently to offer well-rounded design solutions to design problems  Expertise in arts/design, and a demonstrated ability to direct, mentor, and enhance

  • the efforts of a creative team. 

  • Experience managing multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines with a strong attention to detail 

  • Demonstrated ability to direct and multi-task effectively under pressure, while balancing speed and quality of the work 

  • Expert understanding of art direction and storytelling 

  • Link to an online portfolio, featuring graphic design work, preferably in marketing or advertising. Relevant experience in the mobile space is a plus (whether in games or other apps)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Graphic Arts, or related field is required

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Remote, US

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P210610

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