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Senior Art Director

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A top agency here in NYC is looking for an Art Director for a temporary gig ending August 26th.

Job Summary
- As Art Director you are responsible for the development and execution of creative concepts for leading-edge marketing and Web solutions
- You’ll be working in a creative environment with various designers, copywriters, content strategists, and interactive and front-end developers
- We are looking for people who are passionate about design, and crave working with other smart people to solve the toughest design challenges
- Your proactive approach to creative problem solving will be essential to the success of your team.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Develop and frame creative concepts according to creative brief requirements.
- Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs.
- Visualize, design and conceptualize user experiences and create visual prototypes and screens
- Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation
- Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
- Contribute to the development of the creative team's culture and quality standards
- Directly contribute to project design and development
Some delegation of day-to-day responsibilities for other designers and junior designers
- Elevate the production level of the work coming out of the creative team

Experience Guidelines:
- 4+ 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 working knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs -- Mac OS, Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator, etc.
- A good working knowledge of online and offline production
- Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people
- Self motivated, organized and accountable
- Experience leading a team of designers, interactive developers and writers to creative excellence
- Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members (clients a plus)
- Understanding of motion design and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms
- A good understanding of Informational architecture practices
- Some travel may be required.

Requirements:
- Must be hands on and directive.
- Must have responsive web design experience.
- Looking for fashion, beauty, luxury experience.
- This person needs to have “good taste”, meaning know how to crop a model/choose stock photos of models and handbags and clothing, keeps up with fashion site trends.

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