Art Director

Plano, TX
Start date:
Posted By:
Sara El-Shami

Job Description:

Aquent is looking for a mid-level Art Director for our Fortune 500 Financial client in Plano, TX. This is a full time, onsite, 12+ month assignment with potential to go permanent and extend longer term as well as full benefits - medical, dental, 401K. This person must have experience in digital, email, print, presentation and experiential marketing (trade show, presentations, and event design). Responsibilities include: 

- Works directly and collaboratively with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications.
- May act as a liaison to outside agencies and production services, and monitors creative intent
- Demonstrates expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translates business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively
- Demonstrates understanding of intended audience; interprets market research and test results and can use findings to focus targeted marketing messages
- Facilitates brainstorm sessions; recognizes ideas that should go forward
- Monitors 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, digital and experiential 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 to the design or print process.
- Proven ability to coach and challenge design team to improve the effectiveness of creative.
- Technical Knowledge: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat are required. Sketch is preferred.
- Web program experience also helpful: Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver

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