Art Director

Wilmington, DE
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Cassandra Beard

Job Description:

AQUENT is partnering with a Fortune 200 company to identify Art Director candidates for an amazing long-term assignment. Candidates will have an opportunity to utilize their creative talents to impact the company's technology-focused brand. Our most successful Talent working within this organization describe the culture as innovative and creatively driven - offering thoughtful design projects complemented by a work-life balance.

The Art Director will be responsible for: 
- Working directly and collaboratively with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications. 
- Facilitating presentations and has strong presentation skills; can communicate tactically and strategically. 
- Directing and supervising vendors, acts as the liaison to outside agencies and production services, and monitors creative intent.

- Willing to fill in for Creative Director, if needed. 
- Demonstrating expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translates business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively 
- Demonstrating understanding of intended audience; interprets market research and test results and can use findings to focus targeted marketing messages 
- Facilitating brainstorm sessions; recognizes ideas that should go forward 
- Monitoring projects to ensure creative intent is not diluted. 

- 4-year degree (preferred) in design or similar discipline. 
- 6+ years design and art direction experience. 
- Web, mobile and social experience a plus. 
- Is self-organized and manages multiple concurrent jobs. 
- Portfolio: Mid to High-budget print projects and campaigns involving supervising other designers. 
- Demonstrates industry, conceptual and technical diversity. 
- Likely to see unusual or unconventional formats. 
- Brochures, videos, storyboards, ad comps, showing evidence of “thinking outside the box” while achieving goals. 
- Industry Knowledge: Direct Mail and/or web design experience required within any industry, (Financial Services, preferred). 
- Brings processes, technology or people solutions to the table with regard the design or print process. 
- Proven ability to coach and challenge design team to improve the effectiveness of creative. 
- Technical Knowledge: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop are required. Acrobat helpful. 
- Web program experience also helpful: Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver 


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.

 - A team of agents that are invested in your career. We offer resume and portfolio review, interview prep and access to online training.  

 - We offer the only referral program that continues to give back.  Earn a cash bonus for every hour your referral works for up to 6 months.

Client Description:

This client puts its money where its mouth is. As a leading financial services and tech company, they’re constantly pushing the envelope to adapt and stay ahead of trends - whether it’s trends in financial products or in the way they treat their customers. Our client sets the bar in customer experience.

Our Talent are working with “best-in-class” global marketing teams on omni-channel campaigns, leveraging innovative technologies to drive customer engagement. AQUENT Talent work alongside full-time employees presenting ideas to stakeholders and influencing business decisions every day.

Working here:

  • You’ll be pushed to bring thoughtful creative and marketing ideas to the table

  • You’ll be collaborating in an Agile environment to deliver purposeful projects

  • You’ll be working with a global brand - meeting customers where they live by leveraging AI, ML and VR



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

We reward for referrals! Who do you know? http://aquent.us/rewards/