Group Art Supervisor - Pacific Communications


Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Irvine, CA
Contract type: Full time

The Group Art Supervisor is responsible for leading art development on multiple brands and working
closely with Copy, Account, and Studio partners, along with Creative Management to ensure that clients
are satisfied with the quality of our creative work, the value of our services, and our responsiveness to
their needs.

Creative/Hands-on Work (70%)

  • Works with Copy partner to produce and lead Brave, Authentic, Inspiring ideas and multi-channel


  • The lead art director on print, video, and digital projects

  • Creates layouts and designs that are attention-grabbing, unique, and aligned with brand identity

  • Manages and works independently, often under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects

  • Provides constructive feedback to improve others’ work

  • Provides direction to external vendors, including photographers, illustrators, and video producers

  • Actively participates in client meetings

  • Attends market research as appropriate

  • Contributes to strategy and positioning discussions

  • Understands that advertising is a service industry that sometimes requires extra time and effort to

meet client commitments

Management (15%)

  • Assigns art directors best suited for each project based on ability and workload

  • Manages their own workload and those of direct reports to maximize productivity and maintain

billable hours; conscious of financial implications of freelance use when delegating projects

  • Works closely with Copy, Studio, Account, Traffic and Project Management to ensure jobs stay

on track with deadlines and budgets

  • Proactively seeks feedback from Copy partner, supervisor, and Creative leaders

  • Provides written and face-to-face feedback for annual performance reviews, as well as ongoing

feedback throughout the year

  • Identifies and interviews prospective creative candidates

Leadership (15%)

  • Maintains strong client relationships

  • Works with Account to grow business with existing clients

  • Leads the art directors in development of concepts and execution of all projects

  • Assures that junior art directors are trained and mentored to maintain the expectations of the

agency and the client, and to meet their own career goals

  • Consistently demonstrates to clients an understanding of their brands and marketing challenges

and is responsive to their strategic and creative needs

  • Presents work with enthusiasm, internally and externally, to gain buy-in and negotiate changes

  • Represents the agency at client meetings; co-presents creative work with Copy partner


  • 7-10+ years’ advertising agency experience (healthcare preferred)

  • BA degree

  • A proven track record of creative ability and judgment; successful client contact experience; the

ability to work collaboratively with Copy and Account; excellent presentation skills; previous

experience managing art directors; strong marketing and strategic abilities; a deep understanding

of science and healthcare; strong understanding of MLR requirements; exceptional design skills

in all media

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you would like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email [email protected]

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