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Art Director

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Our biotechnology client is in the process of growing their busy, internal ad agency and are seeking a talented Art Director. In this role, you will help develop high impact and effective concepts and bring these concepts to life with your advanced design and artistic/technical skills. This creative will be part of an integrated campaign and applied across various marketing tactics and deliverables. You will help establish and support leading practices that ensure design aligns with brand standards and corporate look and feel.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Develop creative campaign concepts, working closely with copywriters, art directors, designers, production team, brand management, integrated communications management, and product managers as applicable

• Develop original graphics and designs to support marketing, events, and promotional collateral such as, but not limited to, flyers, posters, brochures, booth graphics, banners, sales tools, promotional items, and other advertising material as required

• Participate in brainstorming sessions with other members of the creative team and outside agencies in order to develop ideas for campaign concepts, visuals, and copy

• Consult with functional departments throughout the company to develop designs and advertising materials in support of strategic objectives

• Develop templates to drive consistency and efficiency • Develop and improve design processes and standards

• Organize and maintain image and digital asset library

• Attend and participate in meetings as required

• Maintain professional business relations with external agencies, vendors, and suppliers.

• Coordinate marketing activities with printers, service agencies, advertisers, and vendors to complete design projects on time

• Mentor junior designers to promote their development and growth

Preferred Educational Background:

• Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field Preferred Experiential Background:

• Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in an agency or in-house corporate setting working on integrated campaigns

• Must have a strong digital portfolio demonstrating advanced concept and design skills for integrated, multi-channel campaigns

• Advanced design, artistic and technical skills with the ability to create original artwork and designs

• Demonstrated excellence on both Mac and PC platforms

• Expert skills in applications including, but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat) and Microsoft Office

• Expert knowledge of concept development, layout, typography, color, and branding with a strong eye for detail and design

• Expert knowledge of production techniques including printing, paper and materials

• Extensive experience with both digital and offset printing with on-press supervision

• Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects proactively and meet deadlines.

• Proven ability to work independently and as a team to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

• Consistently demonstrates a high level of customer satisfaction for internal and external stakeholders

• Scientific background and/or understanding of biology and genetics and/or pharma/biotech/medical industry experience strongly preferred

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