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Art Director/Senior Designer NYC

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Art Director/Senior Designer

Global Fortune 500 firm. Global Wealth and Investment Management

MUST HAVE- strong Corporate, Agency, or Financial experience!!

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 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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