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Manager/Specialist, Visual Design

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Candidates must have strong design portfolio to share. Web/interactive work should be the majority of their experience - not just banners and emails - looking for large-scale website experience. Agency experience is highly preferred.
Lead and motivate the art team to realize overall goals and deliver a successful project on time
Assist the Project Manager in the creation and overall management of the art schedule and resource plans
Provide direction to Designers and Senior Designers
Meticulous organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects
Creative vision, user experience, visual and motion design, and asset production. Designers should be versatile and multi-faceted
A deep understanding of web technologies and a strong grasp of the tools is expected
Create layouts applying design principles such as color, typography, photographic selection, organizing elements and usability
Strong knowledge in areas of typography and design
Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs
Present ideas with rationale to senior leadership
Develop style of the presentation for existing concepts/directions. Determine best format to execute upon ideas
Ensure quality and prepare deliverable for handoff to developers, printers, client, etc.
Evaluate a brand’s visual language (color palette, logo, font, etc.) across a range of media (print, online marketing, Web site, packaging, etc.) and share insights with the team.
Compare the brand’s expression across different channels and identify consistencies & inconsistencies, etc.
Explore typographic, photographic and color treatments for the brand
Document stylistic rules appropriate for the brand and the audience of the medium with oversight including color palette, typography and logo/wordmark guidelines
Experience Guidelines:
6-7 years of industry experience
Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education
Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
A solid knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs: Mac OS, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.
A solid understanding of online and offline production
Passion for design and eagerness to mentor and elevate with other creative people
Self motivated, organized and accountable
Experience leading a team of designers, art directors, production specialists and writers to creative excellence
Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members and client
Understanding of motion design and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms
A solid understanding of Informational architecture practices
Worked in a large group environment of 10+

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