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Sr. Designer / Art Director

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Immediate need for a Sr. Designer / Art Director! You'll prepare original art for print and electronic media. You'll produce creative layout and high-level design, transforming ideas into powerful concepts that meet business needs. You'll continuously enhance your design skills, and your knowledge of design, brand standards and production techniques.

You'll manage complex design projects from concept through production and delivery. This will involve balancing multiple priorities concurrently, establishing timelines and estimates, and identifying key resources. As Sr. Designer / Art Director, you'll need to feel comfortable working independently, be assertive, with a "get up and go" type of attitude. Confident, with no ego, is what we are looking for!

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ability to translate strategic needs into creative concepts, and produce, professional, practical deliverables, that are aligned with business needs
• Develop high-level concepts, and design innovative ideas for print and electronic deliverables, supporting the brand
• Work with multimedia staff, to provide structure, visual comps and basic programming, to create multimedia presentations, web design banners and on-screen presentations
• Develop leading practices, utilizing up-to-date techniques, equipment and advancements within the design community
• Produce creative, interactive presentations or proposals, using a variety of software and delivery methods
• Mentor staff in the use of brand standards, design principles, software, processes and design industry knowledge
• Help establish vendor lists. Build relationships with vendors, and work with them to produce and deliver products and services
• Arrange project meetings and discussions on appropriate graphic methods/techniques, to meet project requirements
• Persuade customers to choose effective and functional designs and deliverables, within budget
• Gain strong knowledge of the brand, and raise brand awareness
• Act as a project manager, communicating and negotiating project deadlines, project scope, cost estimates and scheduling changes as necessary
• Understand and strictly adhere to the client quality standards and procedures
• Produce designs that meet end-user as well as internal customer's needs

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills
• High-level concept-to-design skills
• Advanced technical understanding of print production, both in-house and with external vendors
• Ability to project manage multiple assignments, and facilitate meetings
• Some knowledge of Flash and Dreamweaver
• Ability to sell and support designs to meet business, time and budget requirements
• Advanced expertise with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat
• Advanced knowledge of troubleshooting technical issues in graphic files for prepress, printing, web and onscreen viewing, linking graphics, including fonts and creating color separations
• Exceptional knowledge of typography and appropriate use of brand colors, images and fonts, giving legibility and functionality
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 7 years of related design experience

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, and/or related discipline

Please apply to be considered. Successful candidates will be contacted by phone. Thanks!

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