Art Director

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Are you a seasoned creative lead with a unique ability to see the big idea, and to execute on it flawlessly? Our company is looking for an Art Director to join a multi-talented, multi-disciplinary dynamic digital design team in our Reston Office.

Key Responsibilities:

Work closely with Design Director and VP of Creative to ensure the highest level of quality for all creative deliverables
Maintain communication between and within project teams using internal communication systems
Lead the development of creative design directions and original concepts, and guide the work of other designers to ensure the direction is clearly communicated and appropriately executed
Manage multiple projects simultaneously, and plan and track deadlines with account team
Thoughtfully interpret creative brief and client goals
Create visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation
Design and produce exceptional creative solutions, color comps and style and branding guidelines
Facilitate client meetings and design presentations
Develop interactive campaigns for social media, mobile and extended digital channels
Work collaboratively with other designers, information architects, copywriters, content strategists, and account members.

Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Commercial Art, Graphic Design, or similar
6+ years designing for the web and digital channels.
Proficiency with Mac OS-X systems
Advanced skills with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop)
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Must be organized and highly motivated
Strong communication and client facing skills
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Previous experience managing creative projects from concept through final execution
Ability to be flexible and creative in a wide range of project types
A strong understanding of web standards, interface design principles, responsive design accessibility and CSS
Ability to lead a project team and help guide clients toward appropriate design solutions
Information architecture and wireframing, in addition to Marketing and Agency experience a plus.