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Art Director

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Contract opportunity with Fortune 500 Tech company in San Francisco!

Our client’s creative team is looking for a Senior Art Director. This person is an amazing designer/art director with a solid history of creating impressive interactive/offline experiences and campaigns. We are looking for you to have worked on websites, advertising, and social networking and mobile, to name a few.

You have a solid understanding of, if not hands-on experience, with multi-media interactive platforms and tools like Flash, video, 3D, coding and scripting, CS4, etc. You are experienced in working with designers, producers, videographers, action scripters, coders and animators to achieve high production values in the work.

You should also be able to able to manage and inspire a team, as well as work independently. The Senior AD is able to work collaboratively with other creatives and the ECD, CD’s, and ACD’s to arrive at solid concepts and then own those ideas through to completion.

You must have an exceptional portfolio and a solid broadcast reel is a huge plus.

You must be able to:

• Work in creative team, typically including an ACD and copywriter.
• Understand the client’s business and industry.
• Participate in all necessary internal and external meetings – client briefings, status, team briefings, brainstorming sessions and presentations.
• Collaborate with the team to deliver excellent work for every aspect of a project.
• Manage multiple projects for various clients and works with project management to meet all deadlines.
• Proactively identify and pursue opportunities on behalf of the client that go beyond the obvious or accepted solution.
• Present and sell work.
• Provide rationale for the team’s aesthetic and strategic thinking.
• Assert a point of view and for express it well.
• Maintain strong, proactive relationships with all members of the creative, as well as members of the client team.
• Mentor, train, and inspire less experienced Art Directors/Designers and other team members.
• Communicate regularly with the ACD and Creative Director about Client issues, team dynamics, workloads, new opportunities, etc.
• Participate in building a strong, profitable, and respected discipline.
• Stay current with and employ appropriate new technologies and opportunities.
• Contribute to all new business pitches whenever necessary and with a sense of urgency.
• Participate in building a collaborative, inspiring, and fun culture.

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

• You have a Bachelor’s degree.
• You’ve worked a minimum 7 years in an advertising agency or design shop, or other professional environment.
• You have an established portfolio which displays long-term client relationships, integrated campaigns
• You are conceptual (requirement).
• You have experience with corporate branding, and a clear understanding of marketing strategies and concepts.
• You are an expert presenter with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
• You have a passion for the medium and a familiarity with its possibilities are essential.
• You have a familiarity with current advertising and design trends, and practical knowledge of Internet and multimedia technology.
• Your attention to detail is flawless.

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