Senior Art Director

Northern Virginia
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Adam Gezelle

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Our Corporate Communications & Marketing team helps employees and external audiences understand, value, and engage with us. We do it by telling creative and inspiring stories about our company, our people, and the impact of our work. We are looking for a creative, highly-motivated, adaptable and passionate Art Director, to report to our Creative Director. This person has an expertise in conceptual advertising as well as integrated campaigns. She/He is up to speed on the latest trends in design, motion, and technology. They are an expert creative problem solver who finds inventive solutions and works collaboratively with internal teams and vendors alike to deliver outstanding design work. She/He will have a demonstrable ability to bring out a variety of tones and emotional arcs with his/her design skills and talent. She/He will be responsible for designing the our brand, marketing materials and content. If you want to create cool and conceptual work that makes a real impact for a great company and mission, this is the job for you! We’re looking for a multi-talented Art Director who doesn’t mind flexing his or her creative muscles by embracing a wide-range of responsibilities in the design process, including static and motion designs for internal and external marketing projects. Responsibilities: • Awesome contemporary design and conceptual portfolio • Mastery with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator • Excellent sense of design, concept, cinematography, graphic/information design using typography, iconography and layout design • Ability to work quickly and adapt work speed based on requirements for the quality of the design (i.e. prototyping vs. final render) • Organized and methodical with projects, while being a self-manager • Passionate about the design such that you are a knowledge expert of styles, ideas, and trends • Receptive to feedback and iterative/experimental design methodology • Entrepreneurial at heart and interested in learning new skills Requirements: • 5+ years experience as a Designer or Art Director • You will work on a wide range of projects, so a proven mastery in static and motion design will be important • Strong creative sensibility with a keen eye, knowledge and interest in design, animation, cinematography treatments, filmmaking, etc (must help to elevate the Freddie Mac brand) • Strong interest and/or background in design/concept integration • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite • Collaborative mind set and ability to interact professionally with other employees, clients, and vendors • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize and deliver work under time constraints