Art Director II

Position Description

The Art Director is responsible for translating complex consumer and business needs into simple and elegant design solutions that are industry-leading and brand-defining. He/she will collaborate, develop solutions, and make recommendations based on experience, user research, marketing strategy, business partner input, and industry best practices. This position reports directly to a Manager on the Marketing Creative team.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty exceptionally. The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, knowledge, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Passion for technology and design, and the drive to stay on top of industry trends and best practices
• Persuasive communicator - able to explain complex or intangible concepts to stakeholders at all levels
• Good listener - weighs input from multiple perspectives when forming opinions and recommendations
• Collaborative and team-oriented work approach
• Solid understanding of design processes and ability to balance customer needs with business goals in developing solutions
• Ability to convert ideas quickly into concepts/prototypes
• Ability to perform design critiques and supply objective feedback to designers
• Strong critical thinking and analysis skills
• Strong knowledge of graphic design including typography, color, concept, and layout
• Experience designing solutions for web, mobile, and print
• Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

• Four-year college degree (Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Marketing, Communication, Graphic Design, Digital/Web Design, etc.)
• Five or more years of creative design experience preferred in an agency or in-house creative department
• Portfolio or work samples showcasing creativity and depth of thought coupled with fluency in best practices for Graphic Design/Art Direction
• Computer/software skills: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Have an understanding of:
o Motion Design/After Effects (animation, etc.)
o Google Web Designer
o Experience in digital advertising and email/web design is a plus
o User Interface/User Experience design experience a plus
o Design principles
o Prototyping methods and tools
o Web technology
o User-centered design process
o Presentation methods
o Collaboration techniques/tools experience a plus

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