Art Director (Environmental Designer)

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Gerald Garrison

Job Description:

Designer/Art Director (Visual Designer)

This is a contract position that is on-going to start, based onsite in Alpharetta, GA.


The Designer/Art Director works in partnership with a dedicated Copywriter and establishes the conceptual direction, design and execution on large projects and marketing initiatives. He/she works in conjunction with Sr. Account Managers and Clients on strategic national advertising and marketing campaigns, internal corporate communications, brand identity campaigns and experiential design initiatives (both print and digital).

Essential Responsibilities:

Manage and/or serve as a contributor on a variety of projects including but not limited to: executive leadership presentations, new marketing initiatives, print and digital corporate image campaigns, national advertising campaigns (trade/consumer), new business development initiatives, direct mail campaigns, internal corporate communications, brand identity development and campaigns, corporate events, TV, radio, video, environmental design, internal self-promotion campaigns, experiential design and web initiatives such as website design, digital dashboards, mobile apps, email campaigns and banner ads

Work in a collaborative environment with peers, colleagues, managers and clients
Manage assigned aspects of design work done by Art Directors, Copywriters, Graphic Designers, Production Artists, Animators, Digital Developers, Web Designers, Photographers, Printers and any additional outside vendors as they relate to a project

  • Provide creative thought leadership in the development of high-quality print and broadcast, as well as environmental, experiential and digital design 
  • Conduct creative wall reviews 
  • Follow a creative brief and work with Account Managers to ensure assignment is clearly outlined and estimated 
  • Understand strategic marketing initiatives and campaign strategies 
  • Dig deeper if necessary to achieve clarity and ensure the creative team is aligned 
  • Question client/marketing strategy when it doesn’t align with market research or meet the needs of the consumer 
  • Follow budgets, timelines and internal processes for each and every project 
  • Create, develop and launch brands 
  • Look at the big picture 
  • Present work internally among peers, colleagues, managers and clients 
  • Present work to external clients and internal executive leadership 
  • Work expeditiously on a high volume of projects with constantly changing deadlines 
  • Make sure all objectives are being met and that there are no errors 
  • Exercise good judgment and independent discretion regarding projects, initiatives and other company-related efforts 
  • Manage assigned workflow while directing the work of others 
  • Work with traffic and account managers on all project initiatives and help coordinate the flow of large projects with the creative team 
  • Provide creative thinking during project kick-off meetings, brainstorming sessions and creative wall reviews 
  • Influence and guide others with thought-provoking ideas and recommended solutions 
  • Implement creative design best practices 
  • Deliver the highest quality work possible 
  • Offer new ideas for creative processes, creative team management and collaboration 
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned 
  • Qualifications/Requirements: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts OR work experience in visual design and management experience
4+ years of professional advertising agency experience and/or work within an in-house creative team

This is a contract position that is on-going to start, based onsite in Alpharetta, GA.

Client Description:

Last but not least let’s go over a little about us here at Aquent, so you know what you are getting into with this incredible partnership!

What is it like working with Aquent? I’m glad you asked! Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things including:

- Subsidized health 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

- Direct deposit for your paycheck

- 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)

**We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!**

That’s it! The rest is up to you, if you are interested in this amazing opportunity please send your resume, cover letter and portfolio link to: ggarrison@aquent.com