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Art Director

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Dynamic In-House Ad Agency of world renowned Pharma in Plainsboro, NJ is seeking a contract based Art Director! Please see the below job description, for more information about this opportunity:

***Looking for a 3 day schedule, unless it's busy then a full week.

Position Description and Responsibilities
• Responsible for the design of solutions from concept to completion- manages and executes design projects according to the creative brief and/or product specifications.
• Develop client relationships.
• Problem-solves with Studio Manager and/or Account Executive on complex marketing/communications challenges.
• Specializes in one or more brands, gaining deep knowledge of the brand character.
• Produces original designs with limited direction, including procuring photography and/or illustrations, integrating copy into the design, and building mechanicals.
• Collaborates with copywriters, web developers and print specialist during the creative process. As well as integrating direction from the Account Executive and/or Creative Manager.
• Manages creative staff-provides art direction to Associate Designers, Designers, Web Designers to ensure brand equity and ensure the project meets all requirements and marketing objectives of the design brief.
• Provides final project sign-off, ensuring compliance with creative intent and QA process.


Skills and Knowledge Desired
• Excellent command of graphic design principles and practices, formats, typography, printing, and layout.
• Excellent project management skills, with an ability to multitask and prioritize projects to meet deadlines.
• Ability to create and produce graphic design materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment.
• Ability to translate a creative brief into a design, solving the client’s marketing/communications problem.


Experience/Position Requirements Desired
• 5 years creative/graphic design plus 5 years agency/studio/publishing experience.
• Proficiency in MAC OS platform and all major desktop publishing apps, including QuarkXpress and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/Acrobat – PowerPoint a plus.
• 1 year in a medical/pharmaceutical or related design environment preferred.

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