Art Director

Location: Detroit, MI

Department: Creative

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Hello Innovation owns and operates a strong set of businesses powered by innovation and change. We are disruptive by design and love solving the world’s toughest business challenges. It’s in our DNA to change the world and improve lives through our portfolio of companies.

If you’re ready to be inspired, challenged and leave work everyday knowing you did the best damn design of your life, you’ve come to the right place.

Do you have what it takes to own the art direction of our game-changing solutions that are used by millions every month? Do you love challenging conventional wisdom and making a difference in the world? Then imagine what you can do working with a group of the brightest minds in our get-sh*t-done culture.

Our Art Directors are  involved in all of our creative under-takings, from project concepting to design prototyping and execution.  They must have a knack for creative storytelling and be able to merge compelling experiences with flawless usability. You’ll work on an array of exciting projects from websites, to proprietary products, to mobile and tablet applications and whatever else we invent.

The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader who has a strong balance between the aesthetic and the functional. Must have experience creating and managing a variety of design projects. A job at Hello Innovation is one that requires a lot out of you, but it’s also one that rewards bright, original thinking and hard work. None of us here would have it any other way. So let’s make a difference – together.


  • Develop and frame creative concepts.
  • Brainstorm new ideas, nail down guidelines for artistic direction, and mock-up designs.
  • Visualize, design and conceptualize user experiences and create visual prototypes.
  • Execute design directions, manage the design process, induce design genius, and sign off on final designs.
  • Effectively inspire the team through ideas, designs, and quality mindset.
  • Meet with CEO & other project-related teams to identify project needs and design finished product to support objectives and maintain the creative concept of the work.
  • Manage, mentor and coach the design team.
  • Provide creative input, strategy and support.
  • Possess a blend of big picture design ideas with detail orientation and an obsession for creativity


  • 5+ years experience defining and driving the design process and direction for large interactive projects for web and other media.
  • Proven experience in generating creative ideas and concepts.
  • Strong design portfolio packed with expertise in all things digital.
  • Driven to lead the design team and propel the company forward.
  • Excellent knowledge of information architecture, user interface essentials, interaction design, style guide creation. Knowledge in motion design is a plus.
  • Expert skills with design software used in the design process, such as Adobe Creative Suite.

Benefits and Perks!

  • Get the Apple Hook-up
    • Our Creative Team gets the latest and greatest Apple gear - including a Macbook Pro or 27” iMac and dual displays.
  • Great Benefits
    • Our full coverage benefits package is available to all employees and includes health, dental and 401(k).
  • Generous Paid Time Off
    • 15 paid days off to start PLUS additional breaks including 9 paid holidays, a Parental Leave Program, and more!
  • Lunch and Snacks
    • Our kitchen is loaded with snacks, pop, wine & beer, and if you need a caffeine boost we’ve got you covered with our coffee bar!
  • Conferences
    • Knowledge is power, which is why we encourage all employees to check out the latest industry happenings. We’ll cover the cost!
  • Plus much more!
    • Flexible working hours, monthly tech talks and weekly fitness classes, to name a few.


Detroit, Michigan - in the heart of Greektown!

Hello Innovation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, State or local law.

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