AQUENT is looking for a conceptual Art Director who can deliver, strategically grounded, insight-driven and produce high-concept work. This is a 40 hour per week, onsite, contract position with a Fortune 500 / In House Agency located in Richmond, VA. The right candidate is a champion of original ideas, has exceptional design skills, and has an integrated marketing background, and understands how to create powerful work across multiple channels, including digital, mobile, banner ads, etc. You should be able to: • Create marketing efforts that persuasively communicate marketing objectives to the end consumer. • Brainstorm with a team to generate ideas and creative concepts. • Use Mac-based prepress programs to build preliminary layouts of marketing materials for eventual production. • Collaborate with internal account executives, other Brand team members, and line-of-business clients to help formulate marketing strategy. • Be self-organized and able to manage multiple deadlines on numerous, concurrent projects. • Have strong presentation skills—you will be expected to articulate and sell your work. • Have a positive attitude and work well in a classic art director/copywriter partnership. A good sense of humor never hurts. • Have strong integrated thinking skills. • Consistently deliver quality work on time. Attention to detail is a must. Experience: • 4-year degree specializing in graphic design or similar discipline • Minimum of 5 years design/art direction experience • Financial services experience preferred, but not required Interested applicants please send your online portfolio and resume to Rdavenport@aquent.com for immediate consideration!