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Senior Art Director

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Job Summary:
As Senior 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
Create visual prototypes or 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
Direct contribution to project design and development
Delegation of day-to-day responsibilities to other designers, art directors, writers and interactive developers
Educate other team members, not exclusive to the creative team, through project development and performance management
Present succinct ideas on the team’s behalf to the client

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+
Some travel may be required

Education:
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent military experience

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