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Art Director

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful staffing firm specializing in the creative space. We place print, web, and marketing professionals in contract positions all over the world.

We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Our client is a large bank in Wilmington, DE and they have asked for Aquent's help in identifying their next ART DIRECTOR. The ART DIRECTOR will work in the bank's inhouse ad agency.



Art Director-corporate design experience
Period: 12/10/2012 to 06/06/2014
Location: WILMINGTON, DE 19884
PAY RATE:$28.50-$30.50

Art Director – Corporate and Investment Banking

Art director with extensive experience and documented success in print ads, collateral, and exhibit design. Works in a highly collaborative environment with copywriters, account executives and production managers. Manages and executes creative design from initial concept to final release to communicate the organization's business-to-business marketing objectives. Requires a bachelor's degree with 5-7 years of experience in the field. Experience in financial services, specifically corporate & investment banking, is a definite advantage. Strong concepting and the ability to communicate with senior-level clients are critical. Top-tier creative and problem-solving skills are expected.

Responsibilities:
• Develop strategies and design communication materials in all media
• Maintain job folders and documentation
• Review and approve jobs at all stages
• Coordinate creative strategy, production specs and budget
• Define needs for photos and other art and research images
• Help set direction for client meetings
• Conduct all phases of project execution
• Present creative concepts and sell direction to senior management
• Establish job specifications to conform to budget parameters
• Consistently communicate with other team members regarding project details, production specifications and status
• Partner with other disciplines (account, traffic, production) to provide comprehensive and inclusive project management

Job Requirements:
• 10 years advertising/graphic arts-related work experience.
• Proficient in QuarkXPress, CS4 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), MS Office, Filemaker
• Basic knowledge of financial/banking advertising.
• Basic understanding of printing process and pre-press proofing and specifications.
• Working knowledge of Direct Mail and/or Direct Marketing communications.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment.
• Strong strategic skills
• Highly creative out-of-the-box thinker.
• Comfortable working in a collaborative manner in a matrix environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.


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