Employment

An award-winning, full service creative advertising agency with locations in Bel Air, Md. and Sonoma, Calif., A. Bright Idea generates creative and effective solutions to clients' communications needs through our core services of advertising, marketing, public relations, graphic design and interactive – for government, retail and nonprofit clients.

A. Bright Idea is always accepting resumes for potential positions. This fast-paced, high volume environment requires the ability to effectively deliver timely, creative, customized advertising and communications solutions for our diverse client base.



Current Openings

Graphic Design Specialist - Sonoma California

As A. Bright Idea continues to build upon our strong portfolio of past performance, we welcome the opportunity to expand our team with new creative team members. Applicants will face new challenges on a daily basis, creating solutions that visually captivate and consistently please our clients by going above and beyond their expectations. As part of the highly collaborative design team, you will provide forward-thinking ideas, proactive communication with fellow team members and consistent, reliable support on a wide range of projects that spans industry and public/private/government sectors.

The applicant must exhibit knowledge of both print and digital design, including an understanding of the printing process and how it translates into to digital mediums. Successful navigation of the necessary software, as well as proficiency in typography is required in order continually showcase strong results.

In addition to technical skills, effective time and project management are imperative to this position. An outgoing personality that is willing to successfully execute proper knowledge and communication skills during both internal and external meetings is both suggested and highly regarded.

This position is based in Sonoma, California and applicant must be willing to travel for training and ongoing support to the East Coast A. Bright Idea office periodically.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years in the Design field. Agency experience is a plus.
  • 4-year degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, or equivalent field
  • Outstanding portfolio with pieces reflecting all aspects of design and an understanding of the design process from concept through execution
  • Strong concept, typography and page layout skills. Illustration skills are a plus.
  • Full knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; Working knowledge of Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver and Premier, or Final Cut Pro is a plus.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of creative critique and the ability to successfully collaborate with team members
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure

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Web Programmer

A. Bright Idea is currently accepting resumes and scheduling interviews for a web programmer position. This fast-paced, high volume environment requires the ability to effectively deliver timely, creative, customized design and interactive solutions for our diverse client base.  A. Bright Idea seeks an individual demonstrating craftsmanship, intellectual curiosity and focused on the creation of innovative work with the ability to sustain integration and collaboration between print and interactive graphic designers, codewriters, social media, art directors, copywriters, graphics designers, animators and video teams.

Requirements:

  • 4­‐year degree in CS with minimum knowledge base of Javascript, HTML, HTTP, CSS, XML, PHP and AJAX.
  • Database experience is also a plus along with Drupal or PHP based content management.
  • This person would work with our current team out of the Bel Air office and support multiple web projects with new and existing clients.
  • Strong conceptual skills, including online software concepts and online experience concepts
  • Demonstrate knowledge of production, pre-press, design, motion, sound, photography, art direction
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work with a large variety of clients.
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive criticism
  • Problem solver with an exceptional attention to detail

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Director of Commercial Graphics and Multimedia

More than a “department,” managing creative services at A. Bright Idea means working across teams and disciplines with a hands-on approach to generate innovative, creative communication solutions for clients. A. Bright Idea seeks an individual demonstrating craftsmanship, intellectual curiosity and focused on the creation of innovative work with the ability to sustain integration and collaboration between print and interactive graphic designers, codewriters, social media, art directors, copywriters, graphics designers, animators and video teams. With a core of talented creatives, the Director of Commercial Graphics and Multimedia will foster creative ideas and mentor independent creative development in a collaborative and strategic environment to generate solutions and results for clients.

The Director of Commercial Graphics and Multimedia will also interact with clients and prospects face-to-face in discovery meetings, milestone check-ins and presentations while working hand-in-hand with the V.P. Advertising & PR to integrate print creative and digital marketing tools into innovative and results-oriented campaigns. As a director, you will set the pace and priority of projects, intimately familiar with and fostering all creative development, as well as estimate projects for proposal efforts. You will also be involved in key leadership meetings that set the course for the growth of A. Bright Idea.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of seven years of Web Design and Online Marketing integrated with at least two of the following areas: Ad Agency Creative Departments, Graphic Design, Social Media
  • 4-year degree in Graphic Design, Fine Art or visual communication equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in current Graphic Design practices and web production software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
  • Strong technical knowledge of how web-based technologies apply to web design such as HTML, CSS, PHP, and AJAX
  • Strong conceptual skills, including online software concepts and online experience concepts
  • Demonstrate knowledge of production, pre-press, design, motion, sound, photography, art direction
  • Demonstrate successful execution of integrated client deliverables, and the ability to lead teams to deliver them on time and in budget
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work with a large variety of clients
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive criticism
  • Problem solver with an exceptional attention to detail

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Sales and Marketing Professional

A. Bright Idea, an award-winning advertising and public relations firm is currently seeking an energetic sales and marketing professional to work out of our offices in Sonoma, California. This individual needs to have a minimum of three-to-five years sales and or client service experience, willing to work in a collaborative, creative environment and possess excellent relationships in and around Sonoma County. Someone with a direct understanding of the wine industry who also has relationships at this level is strongly preferred. We want to hear from you if you think you fit the above mentioned criteria and are interested in a career with a nationally recognized agency already turning heads in Northern California. This position includes a base salary and incentive based compensation plus full benefits like major medical, dental, vision and 401(k) plan.

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