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Managing Art Director, Direct Response

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Have you been craving an opportunity where your creativity and conceptual design experience truly makes an impact? This is an exceptional contract-to-hire opportunity to finally be heard and have creative influence, while working with a group voted one of the top workplaces in Baltimore. This group is looking to "raise the bar" on their creative and will look to this individual to lead this evolution. In this position you will:

  • Grow and Mentor an existing small team of Designers
  • Work closely with Copywriters, Content Producers, and Department Heads to create the overall look and feel of all new online and print promotions
  • Manage, assess, and grow the current Art Department
  • Generate clear ideas and concepts in tandem with internal stakeholders for promotional and branding efforts
  • Understand marketing initiatives in order to strategically present company message to their target audience
  • Review, suggest, and approve designs, artwork, photographs, and graphics developed by team members for marketing and editorial copy
  • Delegate responsibilities to team members, making sure deadlines are met, and prioritize based on company needs
  • Be a leader and inspiration for all new trends and best design practice

Qualified Candidates Will Have:

  • -8+ years’ experience as an Art Director/Creative with an emphasis on marketing/advertising, printing, and publishing
  • Experience as a Manager or Team Lead
  • Evidence in your portfolio of marketing-focused, direct response/lead generation design
  • Strong Digital design experience (with relevant portfolio samples)
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with quick turn-arounds
  • Hands-on experience with web design, print production, direct mail design, typography, logo design, and image selection
  • Proficiency with all Adobe Creative Suite applications, general web applications, MS Office, stock photo/graphics/media sources
  • Experience editing HTML/CSS
  • Experience with and desire to be "hands-on" as well as lead and manage
  • Publishing experience is desirable
  • Financial savvy/interest highly desirable

 

Please apply with a resume and link to portfolio and a short summary of your relevant experience. Thank you!

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