Principal Art Director

Sabre Holdings Corporation
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Travel Agency
Job Type
Full Time
Req ID: 538

Job Family: Marketing/Communications

Sabre is the global leader in innovative technology that leads the travel industry. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a penchant for technology and want to hone their skills. If you are interested in challenging work, being part of a global team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence and analytics, and Agile practices - then Sabre is right for you! It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs for our airline, hotel, and travel agency customers.

Job Description


Art Directors are talented, driven people with a passion for making gorgeous, ground-breaking work and a commitment to fostering the talents of fellow designers. Looking for experience with hands-on projects at every stage of the lifecycle, from brainstorming creative concepts with the project team and developing original campaigns, to participating in client presentations and ensuring deadlines are met, all the way to launch. You find great pride in mentoring and supporting the success of your team. You're typically focused on 4-6 major projects at a time, but you're capable of managing multiple smaller projects as well. Your love for world-class examples of design, experience, and technology are boundless.


50% execution, 50% mentoring


Team Leadership

* Generate clear ideas and concepts, be a mentor, a leader and guide for your teammates

* Lead check-ins and keep track of day-to-day creative progress

* Champion clarity between the design and production team

* Take work from concept to final execution within deadlines

* Help leadership manage designer training program, create training materials, conduct training sessions

Client Facing

* Presentation of concepts, design directions, and thought process in client meetings

* Lead and participate in client workshops to ideate, present work and gather feedback

* Presentable, inspiring and professional communication

* Active listening and understanding of client needs


* Create and design unique, successful conceptual work

* Translate complexity and bigger pictures into thoughtful solutions

* Become the champion of your concepts

* Able to communicate concepts & desires with team clearly

* Lead check-ins with designers, in conjunction with the creative director

* Update of the teams daily work product, posted for all teams to see

* Responsible for quality of presentation decks on assigned projects

* Help author, document, and recommend process guidelines and best practices

* Lead research, collect and distill material into compelling inspiration

Job Requirements


* 5 years design experience, in a fast-paced design environment preferred

* Bachelor's degree in design or related studies

* Design background should include multiple years of experience in designing mock-ups, storyboards, visual guidelines, redlines, and brand development

* Expert in design suite of products such as Adobe and other UX/UI tools

* Able to map out information architecture and user journeys

* Strong conceptual, organizational, problem solving, and time management skills

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


* Strong creative approach to designing engaging concepts

* Able to take direction, incorporate feedback, critique and brainstorm ideas well

* Calm and respectful under pressure

* Collaborative will-do attitude

* Attention to detail

* Hungry to learn, grow, and stay on top of trends & best practices


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent, Master's degree preferred.

At Sabre, we are fortunate to have the resources of a large company paired with the culture of a startup. Our company culture includes casual work environments, employee amenities, flexible work arrangements, and exceptional learning opportunities. And, you will be surrounded by intelligent team members who you will be proud to call your peers.

Reasonable Accommodation

Sabre is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants applying for a Sabre position with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact Sabre's Employee Relations Department at

Affirmative Action

Sabre is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. EEO IS THE LAW

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