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Art Director

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Our client is a global consulting agency providing digital solutions to a variety of clients! Their team is hiring a Art Director with a solid portfolio that showcases a mix of marketing collateral and branding/identity design that are print and digital. The ideal candidate has experience managing a team of junior creatives, is a very strong communicator and can project manage efficiently. This is an on-going contract opportunity, on-site in San Francisco with a 40 hour/week commitment.

MUST HAVES:
Strong typography skills
A true visual story teller! Experience designing print and digital marketing collateral
Managing other creatives Strong communicator Able to project manage themselves and others
Comfortable using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Keynote Wants to push boundaries creatively!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage and mentor team of in-house designers + maintain a pool of contractors.
Absolute commitment to inspire, assess and mentor the team throughout the creative process.
Expectation for self and team to deliver highest standard of creative work, from inspired start, to the last small details of finished work - that all maps to the brand vision.
Serve as a brand ambassador – ensure that the brand vision and its voice align in ways that will generate brand loyalty and deliver sales in all channels of the business.
Provide clear and constructive input to keep cohesion to the brand.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills that are guided by self-discipline, personal accountability and participation / partnership; can prioritize and handle multiple projects to meet tight deadlines while maintaining a professional and positive attitude.
Accountability to the company calendar & deadlines, as well as the administration of team & individual project schedules.
Meet all budget and financial stewardship responsibilities.
Adhere to full cycle performance management of your direct reports.
Lead daily design reviews.
Analyze performance data and keep team aware of what works, what doesn’t etc.
Design for all mediums, including print, web, environment, interaction, etc. (i.e. signage for events/tradeshows, infographics, graphics for email campaigns, collateral pieces, business cards, web graphics, brochures, mobile apps, etc. etc.).
Be strategic and plan to scale brand support for a growing organization.
Employ tool and process changes to create efficiencies.

JOB SKILLS:
Must have 3+ years of graphic design experience and a strong portfolio
Art Direction experience a plus
Must have experience leading and mentoring a team
Must have excellent communication skills and be receptive to feedback
Must have strong project management / organization skills / ability to multitask and “pivot” as needed
Must know Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Keynote
Must have be an exceptional creative talent
Must be an “ideas person” who oozes passion and loves to think creatively / push boundaries / seek inspiration
Must enjoy working with a team and remaining calm under pressure / tight deadlines
Must have own laptop with Adobe Creative Suite for first few months
Must come to office - not a freelance position

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