Senior Art Director Job Summary:
Senior Art Directors are seasoned, accomplished professionals who lead the visual direction for all custom content created for advertisers across categories and platforms, including print, digital, video, social, and mobile. This freelance role is grounded in collaboration, working with internal teams to devise the most effective, strategic, on-brand content for client consideration. Senior Art Directors are present through the process—from conceptualization through execution, delivering necessary materials and managing the needs that arise along the way, including photo shoots. Senior Art Directors maintain a fluidity that allows them to work across brands and across platforms, staying ahead of the latest innovations in the marketplace to provide concepts that utilize the latest technologies available. They serve as the cornerstone of the creative team, connecting internally with writers, salespeople, event planning, film production, and more to ensure that all visual standards are achieved and stated goals are met. Senior Art Directors source materials and maintain budgets, and guarantee that projects are delivered on time and within given financial parameters. They anticipate future needs from other teams and assign work to art directors and interns accordingly. They are nimble, able to seamlessly move from print to animation to film to mobile and back again, displaying a high quality design aesthetic with each project. Finally, they are team players: they possess superlative interpersonal skills, a rock-solid worth ethic, and a spirit of participation that inspires those around them.
REQUIREMENTS The ideal candidate for this freelance position will have six or more years in graphic design, with at least two in a leadership role. They will also possess: Proven and noteworthy design proficiency across all design platforms—including print, social, digital, mobile, and video Excellent layout skills in all media An eye for clean and artful design Proven success and an exceptional portfolio of work Fluency in programs including but not limited to the Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InCopy, and other visual and wire-framing tools Experience with logo design, typography, animation, web design, and print production Experience maintaining budgets and sourcing work An ability to work quickly and efficiency on multiple projects at once in a fast paced environment A relentless attention to detail Exceptional time management skills The ability to take and give creative direction