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Art Director / Digital ~ HOT 1 year contract!

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Aquent's client is seeking a Digital Art Director to work on-location in the Chicago Loop. This is a year-long contract at a Fortune 500 office, with a chance to really get ingrained in the process, make lasting relationships and pump up your portfolio with top-notch, multichannel digital work.

Do you have:
• The ability to get crafty and a little scrappy in order to find out answers and keep projects moving.
• Solid communication skills, and ability to talk elegantly yet succinctly about your work concepts and work flow. If necessary, you could lead a small internal meeting.
• The ability to take direction well. On the other hand, you can also skillfully suggest alternate solutions when necessary.
• A true desire to be a team player and PREFERS to collaborate with a dynamic team of people, and work with a highly defined BRAND and STYLE GUIDES.
• A high level of organization, and superb file management skills.
• Reliability to keep creative director informed on your work and progress.
• Patience, people skills and leadership qualities (as you will potentially be mentoring younger designers.)

If so... read on. Here are the job responsibilities:
• Overall, this position will be 50% leading work and 50% designing a variety of digital work.
• Must be fluent in Branding and Style Guide creation. You will work within existing brand style guidelines, but know when and how to initiate improvements.
• Elevate the current work on the marketing projects team — take the existing Style Guide elements and help re-tool the look and feel.
• Implementing this revised look and feel, and guide other designers to incorporate it.
• Quality control the implementation of the work.
• Attend the bi-weekly promotional creative reviews to approve design.
• Discuss and recommend solutions, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a timely manner in a mature, professional and savvy manner.
• Sole representative in a meeting or presentation from creative perspective, at times CD can’t attend. • Works closely with ACD/AD to execute on the vision.
• Creates Design comps (mock-ups) using Adobe Photoshop (and other design software) based on project direction and team input Work with internal UX and business teams. Strong communication skills are needed.
• Communicates frequently with Product development team, IT Developers, UX, and Creative team to make sure work is efficient and effective.
• Presents design work to cross functional teams and leadership teams.
• Directs work from Jr. team members if necessary
• Ensures timely delivery of design assets to Project Delivery teams

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