Our financial industry client is seeking an Interactive Art Director for an 18-month assignment in Wilmington, DE. The Interactive Art Director will work within the company's internal ad agency, delivering digital solutions for a diverse range of marketing and integrated communications needs, across multiple defined lines of business, and anticipates in all activities related to the development of digital solutions, including collaboration with both online and offline areas of the creative services department.
Understand a target audience's needs and other motivating factors.
Important: This is both a design and execution role, so the candidate must be comfortable fulfilling both functions.
He/she must be able to:
Translate those needs and motivations into concepts for compelling interactions and experiences.
Execute the concepts to produce finished working solutions.
Develop and implement unique, creative and innovative concepts and design strategies across the full spectrum the rich interactive media environment
Execute new concepts and strategies (including storyboards), or repurpose, rework, revise existing content when appropriate and necessary
Present creative concepts and sell direction to ECS creative management
Define needs for photos and other art and research images
Establish job specifications to conform to project scope and budget parameters
Execute all phases of the project lifecycle – both creative and execution
Maintain job folders, documentation
Work closely with both online and offline areas within the agency to ensure consistency of branding and messaging
Help set direction for client meetings
Develop and maintain a solid relationship with technology, architecture, ecomm and other work groups whose activities intersect with multimedia creative
Collaborate with art buying and partner agencies
Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret brand/LOB needs, and to develop innovative, creative and results-oriented rich media solutions to address those needs
Strong understanding of the process of concept development, copywriting and storyboarding for presentations
Proficiency in a broad scope of multimedia applications, strong technical skills, and the ability to conceptualize with writers and clients to produce powerful creative solutions in a financial services environment.
Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with tech support, executive management, creative supervisors, etc.
Working cross-platform (PC and Mac) and with various presentation devices (projector, monitor, interactive touch screen) is required.
Action Script 2&3
Adobe CS4 Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro
Final Cut Studio
MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
MS Windows Media Experience
Desired Additional Skills:
Highly creative out-of-the-box thinker
Comfortable working in a collaborative manner
Excellent verbal and written communication