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Art Director

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Contractor will work on several digital and mobile projects (mobile web/app, public sites, responsive sites, transactional/payment sites).

Candidates must have strong design portfolio to share. Web/interactive work should be the majority of their experience - not just banners and emails - looking for large-scale website experience. Agency experience is highly preferred.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Apply style/brand guides if necessary in the execution of existing concepts
Ensure quality and preparation of deliverable for handoff to interactive developers, printers, client, etc.
Create layouts applying design principles such as color, typography, photographic selection, organizing elements and usability
Provide rationale for design choices; assure design meets business objectives as stated in creative brief
Develop style of the presentation for existing concepts/directions; determine best format to execute upon ideas
Help define a brand’s visual language (color palette, logo, font, etc) across a range of media (may include print, online marketing, Web site, packaging, etc) with minimal oversight
Compare a brand’s visual language to other competitors; provide recommendations to the client/internal team
Collaborate with Project Manager and Project Director to assemble a quality team for small to medium projects
Lead and motivate the team to realize goals and deliver a successful project on time

Experience Guidelines:
4+ years of industry experience
Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education, Design related degree is a must
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, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, Keynote etc.
A good working knowledge of online production
Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people
Self-motivated, organized and accountable
Well-developed communication skills including ability to present to other team members (clients a plus)
Working knowledge of Informational Architecture practices, motion design, and the strengths and limitations of Responsive Design, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging web practices and platforms
Number of contractors: 2

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