Art Director

Richmond, VA 23238
Job Terms:
$32-39/hour W2 + benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Chelsea Caudill

Job Description:

AQUENT is seeking a creative Art Director in Richmond, VA. As the Art Director you will be tasked with crafting useful, usable, beautiful, and on-brand interfaces and experiences for a variety of internal and external digital assignments. You will get to work on campaigns that are the center of this organizations amazing brand, including brand strategy, standards, brand news, and corporate tools and templates.

***For quick apply, please send your portfolio directly to ccaudill@aquent.com*** 

As an Art Director you are:
- A passionate craftsperson who constantly thinks about color, typography, layout, iconography and animation. You can’t help yourself from critiquing everything and dreaming of better solutions
- A systems designer. You think about how every design you create fits into a larger ecosystem of design and function in terms of scalability, patterns, and impact
- Customer-focused. You maniacally focus on the intended end user and work hard to deeply understand their needs and motivations so you can make informed decisions
- A highly collaborative person who can work in a cross-functional team of product owners, engineers, content strategists, UX researchers, and business clients. You are excited to share your point of view as well as listen and consider the thoughts of others
- Positive, detail-oriented, flexible, and organized

You have:
- A strong portfolio of project examples that showcases UI design, digital branding, UI elements, and illustration and demonstrates your understanding of design essentials like color, typography, photography, and animation
- Solid understanding of interface design best practices across multiple platforms (web, mobile, social, etc.)
- Knowledge of user-centered design and UX principles and the UX project lifecycle including research, architecture, collaborative design, prototyping, and documentation
- Ability to analyze research and find insights that drive innovative design solutions
- Experience working within established brand guidelines and a passion for consistency
- The ability to work quickly at various levels of fidelity from low to high
- Great communication and presentation skills with experience influencing others at various levels
- A solid understanding of, or experience working within agile/scrum development methodologies
- A growth mindset and seek to understand the newest and latest UX technologies and trends
- Proficiency with current design and collaboration tools (Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, XD, Invision, Slack, Confluence, etc)
- Skill in HTML, CSS, and other web languages
- Experience developing and deploying content from a CMS

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