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Art Director

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Detail: On-going support of Creative Services projects, visual brand evolution and trade-show graphics.

We are looking for an Art Director with excellent leadership and hands-on graphic design/art direction skills.
A highly effective team leader who is constructive, fearless, charismatic, smart and passionate, the AD will support the Senior Creative Director and lead and direct cross-disciplinary short- and long-term creative projects.

Art direction expertise and team management experience are mandatory for this role.
The AD will be responsible for directing designers as well as collaborating with copywriters, producers, project managers and stakeholders.

Other expectations include the application of conceptual strategy, brainstorm facilitation and day-to-day shepherding of projects from start to completion/evaluation.

Skills / Qualifications:
• Six years of professional experience in a corporate or agency environment
• Holds a degree in visual arts, graphic design or a related discipline
• Maintains a very strong and creative portfolio across different disciplines (digital, Web, interactive, trade shows, branding and motion graphics)
• Has successfully directed/managed creative teams in the production of integrated campaigns
• Hands-on creative skills
• Expertise in conceptualization, art direction, typography and design trends
• Successful experiences working with and presenting to stakeholders
• Strong time management and creative resource management capabilities
• Demonstrated ability to direct and multi-task effectively under pressure and tight deadlines

Key Responsibilities:
• Leads and directs the development and execution of short- and long-term creative strategies across disciplines
• Work with the Senior Creative Director to evolve Brand elements to align with our corporate strategy
• Ensures creative scope and schedule are accurate
• Develops or directs creative executions for any assigned project
• Coordinates with the Senior Creative Director and Project Manager to allocate and assign creative resources/team members to client projects
• Maintains awareness of project status and deliverables for all team member assignments
• Participates constructively in inter-departmental and cross-service communications
• Manages, prepares and presents new projects
• Contributes to the evolution and maintenance of each creative discipline through constant mentoring of team members

Portfolio submission is required along with resume to apply for this position.

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