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Sr. Art Director (Medical Device)

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*Prior experience in B-to-B medical technology, biology, genetics, pharma or healthcare industry
is required.*

The in-house advertising agency for our client seeks an exceptionally talented Senior Art Director with a well-rounded design background for our highly creative team.
The Art Director will collaborate closely with the Creative Director to interpret strategic direction for creative solutions, provide conceptual and stylistic direction, and enable the design team to deliver excellent, leading-edge creative work that consistently supports our master brand. The Art Director will be responsible for the development and execution of original creative concepts for print, digital and interactive mediums. He/she will work with various designers, copywriters, account managers, product managers, content strategists, and interactive and front-end developers. We are looking for a person who is passionate about design and enjoys collaborating with other smart people to resolve tough design challenges.

The ideal candidate must also possess excellent problem-solving skills, strong writing skills and a willingness to learn the features and benefits of the client's products. He/she is undaunted by the newest creative tools and is able to deliver effective creative on time and on budget in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities
• Inspire, manage and mentor designers; promote development and growth.
• Collaborate with Account Services to interpret and develop creative briefs.
• Develop and frame creative concepts according to creative brief requirements.
• Direct creative work in a manner that supports our brand, culture, team, capabilities, expectations, working style and other elements.
• Provide clear and comprehensive design direction and assess resulting performance
and progress.
• Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables.
• Present succinct ideas and persuasive rationales for campaign approaches to clients.
• Apply visual systems of brand identity, including typography, photography and color appropriately to devise innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs.
• Produce and manage photo and video shoots and corresponding logistics.
• Continually study the creative marketplace to propose and implement solutions to competitive threats.
• Constantly improve creative quality and expand our in-house capabilities.
• Manage outside resources, including outside agencies, photographers, photographic retouchers, freelancers, and web and interactive subcontractors.
• Develop and improve design processes and standards.
• Attend and participate in production, staff, and other meetings as required.

Qualifications
• Minimum of 10 years design experience with large clients, several years of leadership experience and proven project management skills
• Minimum of five years management experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design
• Experience leading a team of designers, art directors, production specialists and writers
• Significant brand-building experience including concept development, website design, identity design and marketing campaign development
• Strong ability to communicate effectively with creative professionals and various levels
of management
• Demonstrated talent for high-caliber creative concepting and writing
• Advanced knowledge of MS Office and the full Adobe Creative Suite including web authoring/motion graphic tools

Experience in the B-to-B medical technology, biology, genetics, pharma or healthcare industry
is required.
Understanding of HTML5/CSS3, AJAX, popular JavaScript libraries for example, jQuery Ext JS, cross-browser compatibility, mobile (touch) interfaces, user experiences and visual prototypes is
a plus.

To be considered for this position, please provide your resume and a PDF of samples, or a link to your online portfolio.

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