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Art Director, eCommerce

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Our large Fortune 500 retail client in the Loop is seeking a talented Art Director! This is a solid one year contract position. You MUST have interactive and eCommerce experience to be considered!

The eCommerce Art Director will be responsible creating and overseeing the implementation of our style guide and brand standards across the rest of the design team. In addition the Art Director will be responsible for updating email and site templates as well as promotional assets. The Art Director will work within existing brand style guidelines but knows when and how to initiate improvements. The Art Director should be fluent in Branding and Style Guide creation, as you will take the existing Style Guide elements and help re-tool the look and feel of the promotional/marketing work. In addition, you will be tasked with implementing the revised look and feel and guiding other designers to incorporate it. The candidate will be asked to quality control the implementation of the work. You will attend the bi-weekly promotional creative reviews to approve design. A necessity for the candidate to design within an Adaptive/Responsive framework across mobile, tablet and desktop.

• They will be responsible for working with our internal UX and business teams. Strong communication skills are needed.
• The ideal candidate will be mature, professional and savvy enough to discuss and recommend solutions, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
• Ultimately the candidate should be able to be the sole representative in a meeting or presentation from creative perspective.
• Works closely with ACD to execute on the vision

SKILLS:
• Motivated and driven
• An excellent collaborator
• Fun to work with
• Detail oriented
• Exceptionally organized
• Thinks with a UX mind and is process oriented
• Has clean and sophisticated design chops
• Can come up with design solutions that will elevate the experience
• Motivated, proactive, self-starter with positive attitude and ability to easily adapt to changing priorities and directions
• Strong conceptualizer and can present a vision for future design work
• Is proficient in Photoshop and InDesign
• Has an understanding of "backend/technology" - in order to design for execution.
• Works with our Jira project management system
• Easy going, likes to have fun, fosters as sense of team spirit
• Believes in the company and stands behind the work
• MUST HAVE interactive and e-commerce experience.
• Working knowledge of designing for HTML 5 and Adaptive/Responsive experiences

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