#152773

Art Director

Location:
Menlo Park, CA
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
10/29/2019
Posted By:
Carin Wallace
Date:
10/04/2019

Job Description:

Aquent's Client is looking for an Art Director to join the Visual Systems team. We focus on creating, maintaining, and evolving the visual systems that define our brand in the product including icons, emoji, illustration, motion, photography, and live action creative.

This person will be responsible for contributing to the overall design process through concept, design development, and delivery of compelling visuals that will resonate with an external global audience. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented art director with a concept-driven approach, who understands how form influences function, and is constantly striving for simplicity. They are an expert in their craft, with the ability to inspire and empower artists on a team to create their best work. They should have the ability to adapt to various creative styles and mediums, and know how to work in product.

Responsibilities:

  • Create sketches, storyboards, prototypes, and/or design specs necessary to guide development of product experiences
  • Oversee and guide work from communication designers and various creatives (internally and externally) and contribute to design work where applicable
  • Works in collaboration with product teams to absorb knowledge, define opportunities, and develop concepts and treatments to bring ideas to life
  • Works closely with the Product Designers and Content Strategists to implement a cohesive visual style, voice, and tone, thinking about each project holistically and how it fits in the entire FB App ecosystem
  • Delivers compelling visuals in various styles/mediums: illustration, photography, video, animation or other media (as appropriate)
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex, sometimes abstract, concepts clearly and persuasively
  • Delivers content that’s delightful, beautiful, and clear and with a high level of finish and polish
  • Seek out creative opportunities to improve on existing style and approach

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience as Art Director at a creative agency or an in-house team
  • High proficiency in art directing illustration, animation, and design [photography/video a plus]
  • A link to an online portfolio showcasing relevant work is required
  • Work demonstrates dedication to design excellence in a variety of digital media (mobile, web)
  • Experience coordinating, directing, and guiding the work of other designers
  • Ability to take design feedback and incorporate it quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to create quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Possesses a curiosity for the why and the how before the what
  • Knowledge of design principles related to branding, marketing, and publishing with understanding of UX design, digital product design, information hierarchy, user-flow, and typography
  • Knowledge in product design
  • Experience with content strategy
  • Experience building visual systems
  • Portfolio exhibits strong conceptual ability, composition and color
  • Experience with visual storytelling including illustration, design and animation

Education:

  • 5+ years experience as Art Director at a creative agency or an in-house team

Client Description:

This TOP social media company, headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, was built to help people connect and share. Over the last decade their tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate. With over two billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at this company offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building
  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry  
  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem solving mode
  • Take part in global internal conversations that are happening with stakeholders, wherever they may be located, who are the best at what they do