#167415

Art Director / Sr. Graphic Designer

Location:
Los Angeles, CA (remote)
Job Terms:
Temp-to-Perm
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
05/10/2021
Posted By:
Rebecca Pavlik
Date:
05/03/2021

Job Description:

Art Director/Sr. Graphic Designer - Salaried Consultant with amazing benefits! 

 

Summary

The Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer produces design proofs for projects according to client provided creative briefs and following client style guides.  The AD/designer is responsible for applying the client’s established branding guidelines and ensuring completed work meets client quality expectations.  The AD/designer is also responsible for ensuring work is completed within stated timeframes and the agreed upon project budget. Projects are a mix of illustration, graphic design, and motion for print and digital marketing assets; including but not limited to video, case studies, one sheets, event collateral, presentations, social, and web assets. The AD/S Designer, will also oversee/lead some design projects in addition to their own projects.

Utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud, Keynote, Google Slides, and Figma, the AD/ S Graphic Designer’s responsibilities will also include preparing graphic files for various media (print, digital, web, mobile) and platforms while maintaining the integrity of the content art, design, and brand. This is a full-time remote role, and will report into the Aquent Managing Director.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop a keen understanding of clients’ visual brands, style guides, target audiences, and communication objectives

  • Responsible for reviewing and understanding project scopes, objectives, and requirements

  • Design, layout, and format graphic files to print and digital specifications, and customer requirements

  • Project/Asset Types include: print and digital marketing assets; including but not limited to video, case studies, one sheets, event collateral, presentations, and web assets. 

  • Help identify and define design best practice while managing multiple projects and timelines concurrently, taking ownership of all deliverables

  • Exhibit a high level of accuracy when reviewing externally supplied files, setting up client files, and/or pre-flight of newly produced files

  • Be resourceful; resolve project issues effectively and collaboratively with project team

  • Accurately tracking and reporting time against own projects in Aquent time tracking tool, weekly

  • Availability to work a flexible schedule depending on client deadlines and volume of projects

  • Work on special projects or other tasks, as assigned by the Project Manager/Account Director 

Skills

  • Can translate creative brief into impactful designs that advance clients’ strategies and  achieve marketing goals while maintaining brand standards, budgets, and timelines.

  • Expert in use of Microsoft office, all Adobe Creative Cloud software; including Premiere and After Effects

  • Experience working across different platforms; print, media, digital, mobile

  • The ability to think outside the box and be solution oriented

  • Strong Illustration skills

  • Photo/image retouching experience

  • Video editing experience using Adobe Premiere etc.

  • Motion graphics/animation experience preferred

  • Exhibit an excellent customer service attitude at all times, have a positive can do attitude and effectively represent Aquent’s values

  • Ability to create custom graphics/illustrations based on defined parameters

  • Can organize disparate source materials into cohesive relevant design

  • Excellent command of formats, typography, graphics, and layout

  • Advanced knowledge of appropriate ratio of clear space, content, and graphics to achieve a consistent brand look and feel

  • Understands components, cycle times, and distribution requirements for integrated marketing communications campaigns 

  • Ability to respond and perform swiftly and seamlessly in a rapidly changing fast environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating print-ready large format and digital files to required specifications

  • Communicates easily and effectively with all levels of the organization; strong presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently under continual deadline constraints with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple quick-turn projects and changing priorities

  • Experience working with client provided masters and style/brand guidelines to produce assets

  • Ability to effectively evaluate photography for both visual style and content based on client direction/feedback from existing libraries and approved stock houses – if needed

  • Able to learn new software packages as needed

  • High level of flexibility, and the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment are key

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or comparable work experience

  • 10+ years of experience in advertising, branding, design, and/or marketing with designing impactful B2B marketing campaign materials within corporate identity guidelines

  • 5+ years of Art Direction experience

  • Strong Illustration skills

  • Proven proficiency and understanding of Google Suite including Gmail, google docs, google drive, google slides, etc. 

  • Proven proficiency and understanding of Adobe Creative Suite programs including but not limited InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere. Additionally need to have experience working with Keynote, Google Slides, and Figma.

  • Experience working across different platforms; print, media, digital, mobile

  • Photo/image retouching experience

  • Video editing experience

Client Description:

AQUENT STUDIOS: Why work with us?

 

Long term career opportunities supporting Fortune 500 brands

Excellent health and dental insurance subsidized

Comprehensive benefits package including 401(k), FSA's and voluntary insurance programs

Paid weekly​

Vacation, Sick and Holiday pay

Access to free training and continuing education

 

Company 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!