Art Director

Atlanta, GA
Job Terms:
$55-58 per hour
Start date:
Posted By:
Gerald Garrison

Job Description:

Locations: Atlanta, Cleveland, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia
Term: 3-6 months

 Strong, creative, digital portfolio
 Formal education with Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related discipline
 8-10 years of art direction and design experience
 Outstanding concept and design skills
 Strategic thinker with innovative mindset and consultative skills
 Motivated to understand emerging technologies and a passion for knowledge and learning resulting in sharing of innovative ideas

Position summary
You are an experienced creative champion that leads and influences innovative thinking and execution on advanced and strategic visions that help our clients solve and transform their most complex business challenges. You look at every creative task as an experience, always pushing for transformation to a unique, distinct, innovative, useful and memorable outcome. You advance the work forward, drawing on your vast experience and will settle for nothing less than the best. You lead, mentor, rally, create, inspire and sell compelling creative with clear communication. You are eager to engage with clients to showcase offerings and promote innovation.

You will engage in a diverse portfolio of client projects across a wide range of service offerings and campaigns. These are active assignments, so you’ll be using your knowledge and experience to work alongside internal clients and creative teams. You drive creative and conceptual storytelling methods and influence the development of the creative brief that advances business objectives. You will be a key driver in supporting large scale experiences for our client’s business transformation. You are a hands-on Art Director empowering creative teams and developing award-winning creative.

Essential functions of job
• Proactively foster exceptional client relationships to build trust and collaboration that leads to the co-development of new opportunities
• Actively listen to fully comprehend stakeholder’s strategic vision and influence the development of the creative brief, which drives the story
• Conceptualize and execute on sophisticated solutions that align to business objectives while offering elevated client experiences
• Initiate and lead creative ideation sessions inspiring new design perspectives
• Partner with cross-disciplinary teams to drive innovation and creativity in developing strategies across various media channels and platform capabilities
• Collaborate and consult with internal client and creative teams to analyze, develop, lead and execute assigned projects within budget and timelines
• Develop and design desirable, engaging ideas rooted in strategy that moves business forward
• Shares standards, leading practices and creative trends with the creative team
• Brief and collaborate with team members to execute concepts and projects
• Strong ability to articulate and present design concepts that are aligned to business objectives
• Maintain advanced knowledge and raise awareness in support of the brand while coaching team members to be highly knowledgeable “brand stewards”

Knowledge and Skills
• Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat), XD. Knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager is a plus.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint)
• Develops comprehensive briefs, storyboards and layouts to effectively communicate design ideas
• Influences clients to choose design and deliverable solutions within budget
• Acts as continuous solutions improvement liaison between client-serving and creative staff
• Experience communicating directly with business partners, project owners and managers; superb communication skills, active listening and diplomacy when dealing with internal team members and business partners



Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:

- You're paid weekly

- Subsidized health and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)

- Paid Sick Leave for all US and Canada talent

- Access to Fidelity 401(k)

- Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward bus or train passes, etc.)

- Direct deposit for your paycheck

- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)

- Access to free online courses via Aquent