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Art Director

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! 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.

Period: 03/08/2013 to 09/05/2014
pay rate $28.50-$30.50
Location: 1020 N FRENCH ST WILMINGTON DE 19884

Art Director – Consumer 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 at least 5 years of experience in the field. Experience in financial services and consumer banking is a definite advantage. Strong concepting ability and skillful client interaction are critical. Broad creative and problem-solving skills are expected. May direct the work of others. Need strong working knowledge of: · CS4 (includes Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) · Optional skills: · Flash · HTML.

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.
•Collaborate with other disciplines to provide comprehensive project management.
•Art direct internal and external photo shoots and manage budget, props, location, etc.
•Provide direction to and supervise junior art directors.

Job Requirements
•Minimum of 5 years advertising/graphic arts-related work experience.
•Proficient in QuarkXPress, Creative Suite 4 products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) Filemaker, and Excel.
•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.

Software Requirements
•Need strong working knowledge of: · CS4, including Indesign, Photoshop & Illustrator
•Optional skills: Flash HTML

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