Senior Art Director

New York, United States expand job description ↓

Description

  • Creates and presents concepts for client campaigns and new business that meet strategic and business goals.
  • Oversees a broad range of digital projects, which can include banners, large sites, brand development, mobile apps, video and presentations.
  • Researches, reviews and recommends suitable illustration, photography and sound.
  • Reviews and directs work of project teams, taking quality of design, strategic accuracy, and adherence to client goals and brand style guidelines into account.
  • Presents work internally and to clients.
  • Collaborates with Delivery, Account Services, Technology, Creative Leads, copywriting, and UX to incorporate revisions from client and/or team as needed.
  • Reviews quality of final product, packages and delivers final deliverables to project managers and/or clients.
  • Ensures that the scope is clear and agreed upon, driving scope discussions if necessary.
  • Follows creative briefs by interpreting instructions and disseminating results to team members in an effective manner.
  • Manages design resources for approved projects.
  • Delivers products in a timely fashion to meet set deadlines.
  • Oversees and prioritizes work effectively.
  • Keeps management in the loop and effectively escalates roadblocks.
  • Mentors and manages Art Directors, Associate Art Directors and Designers.

Requirements

  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of MAC OS, CS5, PowerPoint, InDesign.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Flash (AS2 and AS3) and video production.
  • Advanced typography skills, conceptual abilities and understanding of user centric design.
  • Experience with brand development, pitches, video and video editing.
  • Strong verbal communication skills in order to speak effectively before internal teams and clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative agency environment with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to successfully organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to guide others in the artistic development and execution of creative interactive marketing communication programs that meet client objectives.
  • Must demonstrate a solid understanding of current creative media, mediums and trends.
  • Supervisory experience is required.
  • Must have a great portfolio!

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year accredited college or university in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Multi-Media Design, or related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in the art/creative field within an advertising agency, interactive, multi-media or web advertising industry required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits package

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