Job Description

Senior Art Director


USA Remote

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Full time

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Credit Acceptance is proud to be an award-winning company with local and national workplace recognition in multiple categories! Our world-class culture is shaped by dedicated Team Members who share a drive to succeed as professionals and together as a company. A great product, amazing people and our stable financial history have made us one of the largest used car finance companies nationally.

Our Support teams work with multiple departments in a dynamic environment that promotes flexibility and autonomy, while offering the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of professionals. We work to comply with our company standards, exceed customer expectations and drive our Great Place to Work culture. Through the consistent delivery of quality services and understanding the needs of our business, we develop innovative improvements as we strive towards our company’s Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals!

Credit Acceptance’s in-house creative team is responsible for producing exceptional concepts and inspiring content, and delivering results for the brand. We’re looking for a Senior Art Director to help us tell our story in new ways across a variety of B2B and B2C channels. You’re a big picture thinker who’s also adept at crafting captivating visuals with a keen eye for detail. You have a strong understanding of brand identity, how to extend design systems across a range of formats, and you have a POV on current design trends. You express yourself like a pro both when speaking and writing and can pitch a concept to stakeholders, explaining the reasons behind your visual choices.

Outcomes and Activities:

  • Interpret and respond to creative briefs to formulate concepts for execution.
  • Develop and direct effective visual solutions for communications and marketing channels, including email, direct mail, websites, social media posts, print and digital ads and assets, video scripts, and campaigns that align with the brand, messaging, and strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Creative teams, as well as with other stakeholders, to ideate and execute engaging visual solutions to meet objectives
  • Live, breathe, and champion our new brand guidelines, as well as help to flesh them out as we learn where refinement is needed
  • Communicate and present visual concepts effectively to peers and stakeholders
  • Stay current with best practices in visual design across digital and traditional platforms
  • Manage workload and schedules to meet deadlines
  • Oversee the work of designers and freelancers and mentor them to meet their potential

Knowledge and Skills:

  • An exceptional artistic vision with a natural ability to create visually compelling and impactful designs across a diverse range of mediums, including print, digital, social media, and video.
  • Proficiency in conceptual thinking and translating ideas into innovative, original, and effective campaigns that push creative boundaries while staying true to the brand.
  • The capacity to align your creative work with overarching marketing and branding strategies, ensuring that your work is not only imaginative but also effectively serves the desired goals.
  • A proactive mindset to explore innovative design approaches and take calculated creative risks, pushing the boundaries of conventional design to deliver fresh and captivating visuals.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a keen eye for aesthetics and visual storytelling.
  • Strong leadership skills to guide and inspire a team of designers, illustrators, and other creative professionals, fostering an environment of innovation, collaboration, and continuous growth
  • A willingness to receive and provide constructive feedback to continually refine and improve your work, fostering a collaborative and iterative creative process.
  • The ability to adapt to changing project requirements, feedback, and priorities while maintaining a high level of creativity and quality.
  • Passion for creativity, innovation, and using visual communications to drive possibility
  • Team player who adds value with a solution-oriented mindset and an affinity for growth


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Advertising, or a related field, with a strong emphasis on design principles and execution or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of art direction experience including a portfolio that demonstrates visual and concept development with an understanding of brand identity, consumer behavior, and design trends across multiple touchpoints
  • A proven track record of creating visually stunning and impactful designs across various mediums, showcasing a deep understanding of layout, composition, color theory, typography, and visual hierarchy.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to articulate and present creative concepts effectively
  • Expertise in industry-standard design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), as well as familiarity with other relevant tools for multimedia and interactive design
  • Experience working on both B2B & B2C initiatives
  • Experience ideating and designing for a variety of channels, including email, web, social, video, and direct mail.
  • Experience with file management best practices and developing and/or maintaining a DAM system
  • Experience managing and mentoring team members


  • Mix of in-house and agency experience
  • Familiarity with motion design and animation principles, enabling you to create dynamic and engaging visual content for video and interactive experiences
  • Proficient knowledge of print production processes, including pre-press requirements, materials selection, and collaboration with print vendors to ensure high-quality final deliverables
  • A basic understanding of UX/UI design principles to create designs that not only look great but also offer intuitive and user-friendly interactions