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Exciting opportunity for a Sr. Visual Designer/Art Director in Austin!

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A global agency client, is in need of talented senior visual designers/art directors to bring their creative visions to life. The Visual Design team transforms ideas from concept to reality, combining business strategy, research, content, and interaction into a digital experience that’s compellingly simple and stunningly beautiful. As an Art Director, you’re obsessed with creating order out of chaos and are the force that drives a team toward incredible design solutions. You’re a seasoned designer who has a reputation for exceptional design work, being reliable and trustworthy, and contributing to the design community. You’re kind of a big deal. You regularly push the boundaries of design and technology, motivate team members toward greatness (and glory), and advance the level of design craft within the company. If you believe user experiences and perfect kerning can change the world, we’re ready for you.

Responsibilities include:
● Leading the creation of interactive design concepts across multiple projects and teams
● Ensuring the quality, strategy and integrity of all creative deliverables
● Applying an expert understanding of client needs, business objectives, and brand goals
● Presenting design work and rationale to team members and clients
● Leveraging an expert understanding of technology, user interface design, and visual design to generate and lead creative solutions
● Sharing and strategically applying the latest technology advances, industry best practices, and design trends
● Contributing to and/or participating in client proposals, pitches, and presentations
● Mentoring one to three junior designers

The ideal candidate will have:
● 6+ years of design experience, 2+ years in a senior/lead role at a digital agency
● An ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and partners
● Expert command of Adobe Creative Suite, Google services, and Keynote (experience with project management software a plus)
● Expert awareness of the digital landscape with an emphasis on mobile, including transactional/commerce, core product, social media, customer self-service, marketing, and machine-to-mobile experiences
● Strong understanding of the production process (asset creation, specification creation, and handoff to development)
● An understanding of agile methodology
● A basic familiarity with project planning, forecasting, and resourcing
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● An affable personality and healthy sense of humor

A portfolio that demonstrates:
● Exceptional digital design capabilities, with an emphasis in mobile and touch
● The ability to connect user needs to business objectives

Preferred, but not required:
● Experience with video editing, motion graphics, and prototyping software

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