Art Director

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
ID 2023-1661
Regular Full-Time



With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Miami, London, and Berlin, Concord has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters, and a vast and historic catalog of works by some of the most treasured names in music history.

Design Department

We are an innovative team of creators, each responsible for developing visual assets to strengthen and build artist careers. We conceptualize and execute an artist’s vision with a primary focus on forming a cohesive narrative and visual language throughout a campaign. We are visionaries with global resources to expand creative thinking and achieve greatness on behalf of the artists and labels we represent at Concord, Recorded Music.



As Art Director, you will be responsible for the art direction and design of commercial audio products (CD’s, Vinyl, Cassettes, DVD’s, Digital Album Covers, etc) and collateral marketing materials for multiple genres of music. You will shape the design experience for our artists by molding and executing authentic and exceptional visual campaigns for the artists we represent. You will art direct photoshoots and be responsible for maintaining art budgets at varying levels. You will work within the Design Department, assisting the creative leadership team and freelance designers in visual asset creation, across any medium required. It is your job to create outstanding design work on behalf of our artists and labels.

Above all, we strive to exemplify Concord’s core values; to celebrate artistry, act with integrity, empower our community, and create opportunity. Works under general direction of the Sr Design Director and VP, Design.


What you’ll do:

  • Work as a team within the Design Department and independently to create visual album campaigns from start to finish with a focus on executing a cohesive narrative and visual language throughout.
  • Concept campaigns by creating mood boards and pitching ideas to artists/management.
  • Work with photographers and/or illustrators to execute the vision.
  • Art direct and produce photoshoots.
  • Negotiate freelance designer and photography rates. Responsible for staying on budget and deadline.
  • Design full album packaging and format conversions for LPs, CDs, cassettes, etc. Including: creating album covers, logos, booklets, single covers, playlist covers, deluxe packaging, decks, style guides, etc.
  • Communicate and take direction well. Meet deadlines. Prioritize the needs of all invested parties.
  • Design for merch and specialty D2C items. 
  • Work with marketing departments for advertising needs, elevating where possible. 
  • Manage multiple projects, keeping them on deadline.
  • Retouch scanned artwork/photos for print.
  • Conceptualize and produce special packaging, including limited editions and box sets.
  • Create 3D visualizations for use in mockups and original artwork.
  • Work in multiple visual execution styles.
  • Manage your project assets on the department’s file servers.
  • Supports all needs of the creative leadership team.
  • Maintain great working relationships, especially nurturing the creative goals of our artists.


What you’ll need:

  • Proven ability to conceptualize and art direct exceptional visual campaigns. Expertise in directing a group of creative people to achieve a holistic approach to design. (Minimum 5 years experience)
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience with illustration and animation is a bonus. 
  • An outstanding portfolio that demonstrates the fundamentals of design, from layout and typography to color and composition.
  • Must have knowledge of printing/production specifications, techniques and requirements.
  • Excellent time management skills and experience working on multiple projects with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Resourceful self-starter who acts and responds quickly to change and feedback with a positive attitude.
  • Efficient and detailed organization skills a must.
  • Passion for music.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Manage relationships with a positive attitude and strong communication skills with our internal and external clients.
  • Dedicated and committed team player. Flexible and adaptable to a dynamic creative environment.
  • College degree in Art and Design preferred.

* To be considered, you must submit your portfolio.


Salary range: $88,000 - 126,000


*This is a hybrid role requiring 3 days minimum on-site.


At Concord, we offer comprehensive medical and wellness benefits, generous time off, parental leave, charity match, paid time off for volunteering, and other fun company perks. We have beautiful new offices and a culture committed to supporting everyone’s growth and development.


Concord is an equal opportunity employer. We employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe that diversity, inclusion and equity is paramount for the creation of music, theater and film that celebrates and empowers all cultures.


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