Senior Art Director Financial Services

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Senior Art Director – Corporate and Investment Banking

Must have Financial Services experience!

Art director with extensive experience and documented success in print ads, collateral, and exhibit design. Works in a highly collaborative environment with copywriters, account executives and production managers. Manages and executes creative design from initial concept to final release to communicate the organization's business-to-business marketing objectives. Requires a bachelor's degree with 7 – 10 years of experience in the field. Experience in financial services, specifically corporate & investment banking, is a definite advantage. Strong conceptign skills, and an ability to communicate and discuss concepts with senior-level clients is critical.
Top-tier creative and problem-solving skills are expected.

Responsibilities:
• Develop strategies and design communication materials in all media
• Review and approve jobs at all stages
• Coordinate creative strategy, production specs and budget
• Define needs for photos and other art and research images
• Help set direction for client meetings
• Conduct all phases of project execution
• Present creative concepts and sell direction to senior management
• Partner with other disciplines (account, traffic, production) to provide comprehensive and inclusive project management
• Art direct internal and external photo shoots
• Provide direction to and supervise junior art directors as needed

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree and 7 - 10 years advertising/marketing communications work experience.
• Proficient in CS4 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat)
• Basic knowledge of financial/banking advertising.
• Working knowledge of printing processes and pre-press proofing and specifications.
• Strong communication skills and demonstrated experience in communicating and discussing concepts with senior-level clients is critical.
• Ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment.
• Strong strategic skills
• Highly creative out-of-the-box thinker.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.