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Art Director

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Vitamin T's client, a busy creative and advertising agency, is looking for an energetic and creative Art Director to help them with full-time (40 hours a week) freelance work. This could become a temp-to-perm role if the client is happy with the fit! They are located in the New Brunswick, NJ area. *It is required that you have a laptop for this role.*

This position will be part of a dedicated team of project management and creative professionals serving one of our largest accounts: a group of clients across a global pharmaceutical company. These include HR/communications directors/managers with diverse needs, including: websites, infographics, branding, and videos, as well as other projects.

This full-time position requires a skilled designer with the ability to think creatively and work effectively as part of a cohesive team. They work in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative environment with a high-volume workload requiring short turnaround times. Depending on deadlines, it will require some evening hours at times. But they also believe in having some fun! If you have the right skills, and you want to be part of a close-knit team with a flexible, supportive culture and proactive, hands-on, "let's get it done" approach, this position may be the right fit for you.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Conceptualize creative solutions that effectively communicate the strategic intent for each tactic within the assigned product(s).
- Develop graphic designs for various client projects.
- Oversee designers, provide direction, and check and approve work.
- Work closely with the account team to schedule and monitor all projects.
- Work closely with creative directors on various tasks.
- Collect electronic materials for output.
- Meet all production deadlines.
- Understand and maintain brand guidelines.

Secondary responsibilities:

- Advise clients on technical and visual issues.
- Facilitate input from clients and creative meetings.
- Assist in making presentations to clients.
- Assist in the training and professional development of designers.

Requirements:

- Minimum 5 years of design experience in an agency setting with bachelor's degree in advertising, communications design, or visual arts preferred.
- Minimum 1–2 years of supervisory experience.
- Exceptional Mac skills and thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
- Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide marketable solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics.
- Proven ability to manage challenging situations.
- Comprehensive understanding of art and design theory and technique, including composition, computer photo-retouching, image development, color theory and relationships, typography, perspective and space relationships, and page composition and grid structures.
- In-depth understanding of print production processes and techniques.
- Proven time management skills in a deadline-driven environment.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple activities and prioritize conflicting demands.
- Ability to understand the unique needs of many different clients across a variety of disciplines.
- Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and build strong relationships with co-workers and clients.
- Ability to mentor junior staff members.

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