Sr. Designer / Art Director, Agency Exp (Salaried Role!)

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Shari Hungerford

Job Description:


Aquent Studios is hiring an Art Director— a talented, thought-provoking person who must have the ability to help internal stakeholders define and solve complex marketing problems through concept, design, and execution. This is a full-time, salaried role and an amazing opportunity to come onboard with a top 10 fastest growing tech client.

We are seeking an Art Director with excellent design skills, a wealth of digital experience, and impressive conceptual abilities. You’re fearless in trying new directions or techniques in order to create something new. You have your finger on the pulse of industry trends and best practices, and you’re frequently sought out by other designers for input on their designs. You’re both a sprinter and long-distance runner.

You'll concept everything from big campaign ideas and event experiences to cohesive design themes for email campaigns and what should go on a t-shirt. You'll design creative campaigns, e-books, email materials, social campaigns, websites, presentations and anything else our internal client or creative team at large needs. 

Background in any of the following verticals is a plus: Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Retail and Consumer Goods, Communications and Media, and Manufacturing.

You should also be able to:

  • Promote collaboration between the client and the creative department

  • Develop, produce, and lead well-thought-out presentations that tell the story of the design solution 

  • Constantly push the envelope by promoting progressive thinking and innovation

  • Lead and coach junior creative staff through critique of their work to maintain quality and consistency

  • Manage multiple projects for various clients, and work with project management to meet all deadlines

  • Provide a point of view and express it well

  • Understand the business and industry of our internal clients and external customers

  • Be able to work with external vendors/freelancers to provide clear creative direction and timely/helpful feedback to improve creative processes

Preferred skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of advertising agency or design shop experience or with strong command of integrated marketing/advertising campaigns which includes digital

  • A compelling portfolio of original work that’s both conceptual and results-driven

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Ability to organize, and prioritize work and meet deadlines

  • Strong attention to detail and eagerness to push the boundaries

  • Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite

  • Knowledge in Keynote/PowerPoint/Google slides, Invision and Sketch required

  • Detail oriented

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Client Description:

Aquent Studios is a global creative studio that delivers scale, speed and efficiency to the world’s most recognized brands.  We create the work that matters the most to them—work that has a real impact on their business. As an Aquent Studio team member, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the largest and most influential companies in the world, solving design challenges and extending their brands across tactic types and platforms, including digital design, UI/UX, video, motion, content, print design, web development, and more. If you want to do work that matters in a collaborative setting that values ingenuity and personal growth, you have found the right place!