Sr. Art Director

South San Francisco, CA
Job Terms:
posted by:
Lindsay DesRochers

Job Description:


Our Top Fortune 500 client is looking for a Sr. Art Director to be a leader of leaders, problem solver and conceptual thinker. She/he is responsible for leading people managers as well as a small to mid-size team responsible for the day-to-day updates of departments and seasonal campaigns. She/he influences and executes the design strategy under the guidance of senior creative management by translating marketing goals and consumer insights into creative concepts; keeping up-to-date on industry trends, best practices, and the competitive landscape; collaborating with cross-functional partners (for example, Producers, Marketing, Site, agencies) to influence the development of creative strategies; understanding the capabilities of company technologies (for example, platform, marketing, mobile, social); recommending new technologies to support digital marketing programs; and partnering with other art directors and management to help identify opportunities for new functional systems and processes. 

Position Description
- Provides supervision and development opportunities for managers and associates by hiring and training, mentoring, assigning duties, providing recognition and ensuring diversity awareness. 

- Hands-on design of graphic solutions (for example, digital) for projects 
- Provides supervision, collaborative opportunities and development opportunities for associates including designers, junior designers and production artists 
- Supports and maintains the strategic alignment of design programs and assets under the guidance of senior Creative management 

- Customer/Member Centered: Focus on the Customer/Member 

Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelors degree in Design, Advertising, Fine Arts, or related field and 8 years experience in interactive design or related field including 2 years experience managing design team. 


Client Description:

Major consumer goods company, but you will be employed by Aquent. Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things: You're paid weekly with the option for direct deposit Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk) Access to Fidelity 401(k) Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward Bart passes, etc.) Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!) Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/ Access to free online courses via Lynda.com Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)


Additional Preferred Qualifications
- 10 years experience working in design (including 3 years of web design) and advanced knowledge of design software (Adobe Creative Suite) 
- 4 years experience managing small- to mid-scale interactive campaigns in an online creative or related digital field 
- 1 year experience working for or with creative agencies 
- 6 years experience developing design concepts in a retail or marketing environment 
- Comprehensive understanding of responsive/adaptive design, HTML5/CSS3, Javascript (ability to read/understand code; potentials and limitations; no coding required)