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 mediaReview and approve jobs at all stagesCoordinate creative strategy, production specs and budget Present creative concepts and sell direction to senior managementEstablish job specifications to conform to budget parametersProvide direction to and supervise junior art directors as neededConsistently communicate with other team members regarding project details, production specifications and statusPartner with other disciplines (account, traffic, production) to provide comprehensive and inclusive project managementArt direct internal and external photo shootsMaintain job folders and documentation
Job Requirements:Bachelor's degree with 7 - 10 years of advertising/design work experienceProficient in CS5 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), MS Office, Filemaker Basic knowledge of financial servicesStrong strategic and out-of-the box thinkerBasic understanding of printing process and pre-press proofing and specificationsStrong communication skillsAbility to work well in a cross-functional team environmentComfortable working in a collaborative manner in a matrix environmentExcellent verbal and written communication