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Lead Designer

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In this 9+ month assignment at Aquent's Fortune 500 tech client in New York, you’ll be responsible for the design and production of our editorial content. Partnering with content partners, project managers, editors, designers and web production, you will lead the design, development, and production of the inline graphics, infographics and other creative assets that live on our site. You will focus on humanizing their content and bringing data & insights to our audience in a relatable way. 

Overall Responsibilities: 

  • Design and produce creative assets for the site 
  • Work with editors and mid-level designer(s) to illustrate data points and insights and turn them into compelling graphics for our users 
  • Partner with Editorial team and design leads to understand and evolve the brand and content strategy, using this knowledge iterate and test the visual identity 
  • Ensure content on the site is fresh, on-brand and updated regularly 
  • Oversee creation of contact sheets from stock image searches for use in articles and in our image repository 
  • Maintain design asset library 
  • Attend status meetings to align with our cross functional team 
  • Understand design parameters within our CMS, WagTail 


Top Daily Responsibilities: 

  • Work with editors and mid-level designer(s) to consult on layout and design/produce inline web assets that add value to our users 
  • Custom illustrating editorial concepts and work on developing campaign strategies related to editorial concepts 
  • Work closely with web production to ensure quality of content/images 
  • Work closely with project management to align on resourcing/project planning 


Requirements: 

  • BA Degree (In lieu of degree, 5-7 years of relevant work experience) 
  • 5-7 years experience art directing, designing, and producing creative assets for a publication or advertising channel 
  • Experience designing outstanding web-based products for a B2B oriented website. Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project milestones and deadlines 
  • Portfolio showcasing strong design/illustration skills and ability to follow established design standards 
  • Strong attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to execute according to plan and deliver measurable results 
  • Commitment to creative excellence and demonstrated ability to own an idea from concept to execution, including detailed design 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and a strong knowledge of HTML and CSS used in different mediums 
  • Experience concepting, wiring and designing infographics 
  • Experience managing and mentoring mid-level designer(s) 
  • Strong ability to present creative work and explain rationale behind design thinking 
  • Competency sourcing photography in-line with brand/product guidelines 
  • Proven strong organizational, analytical, and independent problem-solving skills, as well as outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proven project management skills and ability to manage/resource multiple projects across cross-functional teams in a dynamic and collaborative environment

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