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Art Director/Senior Designer

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We are seeking an 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. This person would 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
  • 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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