About

Zero is a digitally-native branding agency with offices in New York and Milwaukee. We build next generation brands and digital experiences.

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WTF is a digitally-native branding agency?

A Venn Diagram of Zero Zero is at the sweet spot where traditional branding agencies and digital agencies meet. TRADITIONAL BRANDING AGENCY TRADITIONAL DIGITAL AGENCY

Got it. But why does that matter?

We believe that everything is branding. The emails you send, the code you write, the packaging people tear open. Everything. We also know that nowadays most things are digital. Not everything. But quite a bit. So we think that the folks helping to define why you exist and why consumers should give a shit, should be the same folks that bring that message to life, across channels.

Does that mean you only take on full-service engagements?

No. While much of what we do is help businesses go to market, we also work as specialists at times. Meaning, we take on projects building websites, shooting content, building campaigns, establishing positioning and naming, voice & tone, etc.

Who do you typically like to work with?

We work with people that are doing something good for the world. Often, this means working directly with founders to help them bring their vision to life. Other times, it’s with select fortune 500 companies. We started Zero in search of a better quality of life and value the time we spend making things with people. If we’re going to solve problems together, we might as well enjoy it.

Hmm sounds pretty cool, tbh. What services do you offer?

Branding, design, content & technology:

  • Naming
  • Brand Strategy & Positioning
  • Logo & Identity
  • Voice & Tone
  • Brand Books & Style Guides
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Illustration
  • Styling
  • Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Full Stack Development
  • Mobile & App Development
  • Ecommerce
  • Packaging
  • Content Strategy & Production
  • Content Production
  • Brand Activations & Experiences
  • Digital & Traditional Advertising
  • In-store Retail Design

DANG, Y’ALL ARE COOL. WHAT’S THE PROCESS TYPICALLY LIKE?

Full-service partnerships: Discovery & Research → Strategy & Voice → Branding & Identity → UX & Content → Design & Development → BFFs

Nice, I need all of that. How much do you charge?

It depends on the length of the engagement, complexity, and deliverables - but our studio minimum is $100k.

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Art Director (Content)

MKE

2-5 years

Overview

Zero is a creative studio founded in NYC. We have offices in New York, Milwaukee, Los Angeles as well as working virtually across the world. Our intention is to create an environment where multidisciplinary teams can solve problems for progressive and contemporary brands. We aim to constantly re-evaluate what it’s like to work with a studio and provide a high degree of value and service to our clients and our team.

Our studio seeks an individual with a diverse background and ability to operate with a wide array of personalities and varying collaborative environments (both internally and client side). We believe that process is at the core of our success - and are continually seeking to evolve ours to get the most out of each engagement. The unique and complex problems that face our clients call for fresh and strategic thinkers.

Position Details

As a Content Studio Art Director, you will be working directly with the Account Director & Project Leads, brand and studio Art Directors, and Designers to conceptualize and manage content creation efforts across branding, digital, and marketing. We are looking for someone with a strong foundation in the digital mediums of social media, e-commerce, and marketing. 

Your primary responsibility will be collaborating with our team(s) to create the most effective work possible for the clients and audiences we serve in an enjoyable, engaging, and positive environment. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to building the process for a new service offering at Zero. 

As a Content Studio Art Director, our expectation is that you approach the day-to-day with a positive, and solutions-oriented mindset. We believe the traits of kindness, respect, and empathy are vital to the role and a high degree of collaboration and entrepreneurial thinking will be keys to success. 

Responsibilities:

Strategic Collaboration

  • Guide small-to-medium and multi-disciplinary teams toward the common goal of executing on strategy
  • Approach every project with a clear purpose and ensure all executions meet client and audience goals, as well as achieve the quality expected at Zero
  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute successful content creation initiatives internally and externally across a range of mediums.


Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Contribute to building the process for a new service offering at Zero 
  • Understand the creative process, and be able to guide our partners through it 
  • Identify opportunities to improve internal systems and increase efficiency
  • Cultivate key relationships with clients while managing and growing account opportunities


Managing Content Production Phases

  • Strategy & Concepting: Use real-life insights to generate ideas for how content can add value to our clients messaging and brand strategies. Support the team in delivering compelling presentations to demonstrate that value and sell-in the studio’s creative ideas.
  • Pre-production: Organize and communicate with the multiple contributors to content productions (internal team, client team, third party talent). Work with the Zero and client teams to develop shoot plans.
  • Content Creation: Work with all parties to ensure a successful execution of content both on-set and the facilitation of information for 3D designers
  • Post-production: Work with designers, photographers, 3D designers and clients to distill active feedback notes and finalize approved assets for use. Communicate and ensure proper usage rights for content produced by Zero and our partners.


Requirements:

Passion for design, art direction, & brand storytelling. The ability to direct photoshoots is key. This role will work alongside design directors and designers to establish ownable looks for our clients. The Art Director position is not a design job.

  • 2-3 years experience in a product or marketing role in a design, art direction, and content creation focused environment
  • Excellent communication and people skills 
  • You have experience completing one or more of the following: launching a digital product, launching a marketing campaign, concepting and developing the rollout of a rebranding effort, concepting digital or traditional campaigns and have a portfolio demonstrating this.
  • Experience in concepting and creating content for D2C brands. CPG experience is a big plus.
  • You have experience managing the phases of content productions
  • You have experience developing social media content strategies and content calendars
  • You have experience managing brands' social media accounts


    Position Type
    Contract to Hire; Full-time

Location
MKE

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