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Interactive Art Director

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The full service, in-house advertising agency for a large/Fortune 500 financial institution seeks an experienced Interactive Art Director.

The Interactive Art Director is focused on delivering digital solutions for variety of marketing and integrated communications needs, across multiple lines of business. The Art Director must be able to understand a target audience's needs and motivations, translating them into concepts for compelling interactions and experiences. He/she participates in all activities related to the development of digital solutions, including collaboration with both online and offline areas of the agency.

• 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
• Maintain job folders and documentation per established ECS processes

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/business 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

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

**TO APPLY, please submit your resume in Word document format, along with a 1-2 paragraph professional bio and portfolio link.

All resumes must:
• Outline the minimum requirements
• Be clear, easy to read and formatted properly
• Include month/year of all employers
• Explain employment gaps greater than 3 months

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