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Art Director - LA

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Are you an Art Director looking for your next assignment? Our client, a global agency, is looking for an awesome Art Director for upcoming 1 month project on-site in Santa Monica.

Main duties and responsibilities:
Designing a microsite and a presentation deck based on brand strategies provided by the team.
Will oversee a designer on the project, and will report to an ACD.

Job Summary:
As Art Director you are responsible for the development and execution of creative concepts for leading-edge marketing and Web solutions. You?ll be working in a studio environment with various designers, copywriters, content strategists, and interactive and front-end developers. We are looking for people who are passionate about design, and crave working with other smart people to solve the toughest design challenges. Your proactive approach to creative problem solving will be essential to the success of your team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and frame creative concepts according to creative brief requirements.
  • Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs.
  • Visualize, design and conceptualize user experiences and create visual prototypes and screens
  • Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation
  • Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
  • Contribute to the development of the Studio's culture and quality standards
  • Directly contribute to project design and development
  • Some delegation of day-to-day responsibilities for other designers and junior designers
  • Elevate the production level of the work coming out of the Studio

    Experience Guidelines:
  • Strong design portfolio with a minimum of 4+ years of industry experience
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must.
  • A solid working knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs -- Mac OS, Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator, etc.
  • A good working knowledge of online and offline production
  • Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people
  • Self motivated, organized and accountable
  • Experience leading a team of designers, interactive developers and writers to creative excellence
  • Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members
  • Understanding of motion design and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms
  • A good understanding of Informational architecture practices
  • Some travel may be required.

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