Digital Art Director

Tyson's Corner, VA
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posted by:
Rose Davenport

Job Description:

Why do you want to work through AQUENT?

 - AQUENT offers an amazing benefits package. For every hour you work – we'll subsidize up to 85% of your medical, vision and dental premium.

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AQUENT is partnering with one of our COOLEST Clients to help them identify a Digital Art Director for their team in Tyson's Corner, VA. The team supports a variety of customer segments, marketing and advertising for the client’s Small Business group, so this position will have a significant impact on the user experience of customers in all digital and traditional channels.

In this role you will:

  • Optimize the marketing message through smart design or copy layout/copy should support the strategy, and ensure that the key message is clearly communicated, without distractions.
  • Be motivated, driven, collaborative
  • Be passionate about your work.
  • Proactively seek and leverage feedback from those around you to push the work farther.
  • Manage your own time effectively and autonomously
  • Meet deadlines and deliverables; can do your job without constant oversight.
  • Know how to get what they need to get the job done.
  • Flag concerns in a timely manner, with a solution in mind.
  • Pay attention to details
  • Check for product, consistency, brand standards adherence, spelling, production concerns, other errors.
  • Understand the media (print, online, mobile) and its limitations
  • Design all packages/components/assets to pass production muster and for best print/on-screen results.


  • Actively listen, engage and articulate yourself in a corporate setting.
  • Present concepts and rationale to manager, brand strategy and/or business partners.
  • Think about and can articulate strategy
  • Focus on WHY someone will open the OE, click on the banner, engage with the site, respond to the marketing.
  • Can lead other members of creative team in brainstorming sessions to develop marketing communications for assigned lines of business.
  • Keep up-to-date on industry and marketing trends and best practices
  • Understand and stay current with the environment (legislative, economic, consumer) and competitor marketing.

Additional skills that aren’t negotiable…

  • A positive attitude and readily partner with all types of people
  • Understand the importance of creative strategy and use it to create powerful work
  • The ability to handle multiple projects at once and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Understand the benefits of process and use it to their advantage
  • Be a champion for the brand standards and best practices.

(Very-Strong mandatory in all of the following) …

  • Advertising & Marketing samples/portfolio
  • Experience working in either/both client servicing Ad-Agency or in-house creative corporate culture
  • Works well in collaboration with other creatives
  • Will be a champion/evangelist for the capital one brand & one design standards/principles (has experience with brand guidelines)
  • A strong presenter of work, be able to provide solid rationale as to what is being proposed in the creative work.
  • Very strong digital production background (both in web, email, mobile and application environments) as well as experience in traditional (print, tv, radio)
  • Skilled in HTML/CSS for banners, emails, etc

Breakdown of Attributes:

Digital first (HTML landing pages, micro sites, websites, mobile, online display banners, social) with print/traditional coming in a close second (posters, direct mail, brochures, out of home, video).

40% Art Direction:

  • Has grasp of development for the conceptual (campaign big ideas), exploratory (does due diligence in competitive research, brand landscape research, mood boards, look & feel exploration), credible presence during presentations and able to speak to the work with excitement/clarity/enthusiasm and passion (good at selling the idea and the execution).
  • Background in photography shoots, re-touching and video shoots to provide direction for the photography.
  • Able to collaborate with external vendors/collaborators for projects and campaigns on a consistent basis, which will include reviews/feedback/conf-calls.

60% Design Production: 

  • Has demonstrated exceptional skill-sets in graphic design, typography, interface design (User experience design, User Interface design, Information-architecture-wire framing), information design, highly capable in illustrator creating custom iconography and info graphics based on the client’s visual language.
  • Has experience in shooting photography and photo re-touching (custom photography as well as stock photography).
  • Has experience/expertise working in the traditional space (posters, flyers, OOH) to bring the creative to life all the way to press ready. Have front end experience working-in digital environments such as HTML5/CSS builds for banners, responsive emails and responsive-landing-page/microsite expertise

Client Description:


Working with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things, including:

Subsidized health and dental benefits

Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program

Direct deposit for your weekly paycheck

Access to free online courses via AQUENT’s Gymnasium and Lynda.com to develop your skills

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