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Interactive Art Director

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We are seeking an Interactive Art Director for a 12-18-month assignment for our Fortune 500 financial client's internal ad agency. The Interactive art Director develops digital solutions for a diverse range of integrated campaign needs, across multiple lines of business, and collaborates with both online and offline areas of the creative department / internal ad agency.


This is both a design and execution role, so the candidate must be comfortable fulfilling both functions.
You must be able to:

  • Understand a target audience's needs and other motivating factors.
  • Translate those needs and motivations into concepts for compelling interactions and experiences.
  • Execute the concepts to produce finished working solutions.

    Functional Responsibilities:
  • 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

    Organizational Responsibilities:
  • 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

    Required Skills:

  • 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.

    Technical Skills/Software:

  • Working cross-platform (PC and Mac) and with various presentation devices (projector, monitor, interactive touch screen) is required.
  • Action script 2 & 3
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe CS4 Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro
  • After Effects
  • Compressor
  • Dreamweaver
  • Final Cut Studio
  • MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • MS Windows Media Experience
  • Motion
  • QuickTime
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Sound Booth

    Additional Desired Skills:

  • Highly creative out-of-the-box thinker
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
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