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Art Director

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This position will be part of a creative team that develops a weekly flyer for a retail client. Seeking a passionate, inspiring and enthusiastic designer who is a typography fanatic and a glutton for guidelines. A visionary, who will embrace the brand system as a challenge and bring energy and creativity to the execution of that system-- pushing the envelope where applicable.
In this role you will see projects from inception through to final execution while working hand in hand with your creative tea and assisting mentoring junior designers. Strong editorial or retail experience is preferred. As a designer you will work in files creating unique materials as well as perform production artist tasks in effort to maintain the ebb and flow of the department. In addition, hand rendering skills may be called upon to execute weekly projects.
Experience
Design
8+ years of design experience (with at least 3 solid years art directing)
Ability to effectively and positively support and help guide a design team
Proven ability to interpret, implement and defend company brand
Excellent conceptual and technical skills
Ability to communicate rationale behind design concepts
Outstanding visual style and eye for professional design
Critical and logical eye for detail
Portfolio must emphasize polished typography, layout, color, imagery, space, and interactive elements
Ability to develop solutions under tight deadlines
Required Skills
Bachelor’s degree in discipline related field with 8+ yrs. of experience in creative efforts for high-profile clients or national brands
Possesses a strong portfolio of imaginative work
Excellent professional communication skills - written and verbal
Organized and effective time manager
Ability to lead several initiatives and projects at the same time
Able to perform effectively and positively under pressure while meeting tight deadlines
Highly self-motivated, accountable, and responsible manager
Committed to professional growth and continued education for self and team
Team player who looks out for others, provides guidance and shares knowledge
Ability to maintain a professional relationship with clients, coworkers, and management
Forward thinking with the ability to creatively solve problems and resolve issues quickly
Experience producing photoshoots a plus
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