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Senior Interactive Designers & Art Directors Wanted

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Our agency client located in Columbia, MD is looking for a few strong interactive Designers and Art Directors for freelance (potentially to freelance-to-hire) web design and interactive branding assignments. These roles won’t require coding skills, but any familiarity with CBT and Application/Software design is a huge plus.

**Agency experience is an absolute must. Please do not apply if you don’t have a few years of agency experience to showcase.**

Responsibilities Include:
- Design: interactive/web ads, interactive/web sites, web applications, graphical user interfaces, multimedia displays, web and computer based training applications, print ads, brochures, booklets, fliers, TV commercials, and billboards according to strategic plans provided by the Chief Creative Officer and by assignment from the Creative Services Director.
- Participates in documenting user requirements and associated functional requirements.
- Participates in all Quality Assurance steps throughout the production process including final project testing.
- Works with other art directors, copywriters and additional designated creative staff in production of said projects.
- Works with Chief Creative Officer in selection of outside sources/purchases needed to fulfill production of each assigned project.
- Strives to meet assigned deadlines. And alerts creative services director if deadlines cannot be met for any reason, or if an extension is required.
- Participates in creative review for all assigned projects and informs key stakeholders (account executives, creative services director, and production team) of direction.
- Oversees execution of direction.
- Works with production creative staff, providing complete input, and any instruction and supervision required to complete production of approved design.
- Provides all required specifications (colors, fonts, papers, sizes, etc.) to production department.
- Reviews all production materials on assigned projects, and signs off prior to forwarding job to Creative Services Director for further required approvals/outside production.
- Art directs creative staff and supervises freelancers assigned to art director’s projects as requested by creative services director.
- Assists with new business presentations
- Keeps senior art director/creative services director informed of need to upgrade design-related computer hardware/software.
- Maintains working knowledge of computer design software and hardware and strives to stay current in level of knowledge and abilities.

Ideal Candidates:
- Well-organized
- Creative thinker with strong design and production skills in digital mediums
- 5+ years of art direction and design experience
- Strong understanding of Flash including ActionScript
- Solid knowledge of design principles
- Experience in creating user interfaces
- Solid knowledge of web production
- Proven ability to think conceptually
- Working knowledge of XML, 3-D Modeling, After Effects, HTML, PHP, and ASP is a plus.
- Proficient building hand-comps, creating boards for presentation and other tasks as required for demos and presentation.

Interested candidates WITH AGENCY EXPERIENCE ONLY, please respond with links to relevant samples. Thank you.

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