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Art Director

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Art director/Senior Designer with extensive experience in print collateral, advertising and direct mail. Manages and executes creative design from initial concept to release to communicate the organization's marketing objectives. Works in a highly collaborative environment with copywriters, account executives and production managers. Experience in financial services, specifically the ultra high-net-worth market, is a definite advantage. Strong sense of typography, 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/li>
  • Review and approve jobs at all stages

  • Coordinate creative strategy, production specs and budget

  • Present creative concepts and sell direction to senior management

  • Establish job specifications to conform to budget parameters

  • Provide direction to and supervise junior art directors as needed

  • 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

  • Art direct internal and external photo shoots

  • Maintain job folders and documentation


  • Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree with 7 - 10 years of advertising/design work experience

  • Proficient in CS5 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), MS Office, Filemaker

  • Basic knowledge of financial services

  • Strong strategic and out-of-the box thinker

  • Basic understanding of printing process and pre-press proofing and specifications

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment

  • Comfortable working in a collaborative manner in a matrix environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
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