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

QUALIFICATIONS:
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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• 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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