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Senior Art Director

Position Summary

The Senior Art Director assists and ensures content creation for the print, digital and social space.  You will serve as a visual lead, team ideator and subject matter expert internally and externally for all creative assets produced for marketing-driven projects, campaigns and/or ongoing programs.  Qualified candidates will have experience using a combination of talent and skill to shape high-quality assets (amazing ideas, expertly crafted from a visual tone, topic/theme, search, accuracy and clarity perspective).  This role is accountable to the Associate Creative Director.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Create (and review others in creating) audience-centric assets, inclusive of articles, graphics, infographics, video scripts, social media content, etc.) for all channels — print, digital (mobile first) and social
  • Art direction and execution of illustrations, photo shoots and video shoots, both externally and in-house productions
  • Create original content to adhere to client’s brand; Understand and enforce the brand guidelines for assigned work
  • Active participation in brainstorming and ideation
  • Facilitate both internal and client-facing presentations
  • Manage and mentor Art Directors and Designers to ensure that their work on brand and on strategy
  • Manage and direct freelancers
  • Inform hour estimates to the Associate Creative Director
  • Collaborate and share ideas and best practices with peers across the organization
  • Creation and ownership of the creative slides in PowerPoint as a part of larger presentation decks
  • Strong collaboration with editorial team members
  • Consistent engagement with the workflow tool

Job Qualifications

Education: BFA in Graphic Design or related degree

Experience: 5-7 years in a design related field; agency experience preferred

Skills:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills; Experience in a management role
  • Experience directing photo and video shoots
  • An understanding and advocate of the print production process and the video/photo shoot process, including the three bid process and necessary steps for outside vendors
  • Active participation in brainstorming and ideation
  • Ability to present ‘the strategic why’ behind the creative and articulate the solve
  • Solid grasp of web design principles and an understanding of front-end web technologies
  • Knowledge of the digital, social, video shoot and print production process
  • Ability to self-manage time and meet expected deadlines, completing work on time and within the hours allocated
  • Proficient in: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of the CMS systems and workflow tool
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision

 

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