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Mid-Senior Level Digital Art Director

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Aquent is partnering with one of our coolest clients in Plano who has a need for a Mid-Senior Level Digital Art Director. This Art Director works directly and collaboratively with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications. Is self-organized and manages multiple concurrent jobs. Can fill in for Creative Director, if needed.
• Facilitates presentations and has strong presentation skills; can communicate tactically and strategically.
• Directs and supervises vendors, acts as the liaison to outside agencies and production services, and monitors creative intent
• Demonstrates expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translates business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively
• Demonstrates understanding of intended audience; interprets market research and test results and can use findings to focus targeted marketing messages
• Facilitates brainstorm sessions; recognizes ideas that should go forward
• Monitors projects to ensure creative intent is not diluted.
• Web, mobile and social experience a must.

Digital first (HTML landing pages, micro sites, websites, mobile, online display banners, social) with print/traditional coming in a close second (posters, direct mail, brochures, out of home, video).

40% Art Direction: Has grasp of development for the conceptual (campaign big ideas), exploratory (does due diligence in competitive research, brand landscape research, mood boards, look & feel exploration), credible presence during presentations and able to speak to the work with excitement/clarity/enthusiasm and passion (good at selling the idea and the execution). Background in photography shoots, re-touching and video shoots to provide direction for the photography. Able to collaborate with external vendors/collaborators for projects and campaigns on a consistent basis, which will include reviews/feedback/conf-calls.

60% Art Production: Very strong attributes in a production role. Has demonstrated exceptional skill-sets in graphic design, typography, interface design (User experience design, User Interface design, Information-architecture-wire framing), information design, highly capable in illustrator creating custom iconography and info graphics based on our One Design visual language. Has experience in shooting photography and photo re-touching (custom photography as well as stock photography). Is comfortable in the dynamic space as well as static by being capable of bringing the story/campaign/narrative to life in motion (through storyboards, animation, rough-cuts) and experiential (digital channels as well as traditional environments). Has experience/expertise working in the traditional space (posters, flyers, OOH) to bring the creative to life all the way to press ready. Have experience working-in digital environments such as HTML5/ action-script banners, responsive email and landing-page/microsite expertise.

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