Art Director

Responsible for the development, design and production of creative concepts. Understands briefs and work with the Account Services, Creative, and Production Departments to refine direction if required. Develop and execute concepts through rounds of internal and external revisions, build comps for client presentations and mechanicals to vendors.
+ Responsible for the development, creation, conceptualization and design execution of campaigns and projects;
+ Define and maintain project schedules to ensure deadlines are met;
+ Collaborate with Copywriters and Account Services to develop strategic concepts and executions from creative brief through completion of project;
+ Provide art direction to Graphic Designers and Production Artists as needed;
+ Ensure the creative work of the agency is produced to the highest standards of accuracy and quality control;
+ Art direct photo shoots as required;
+ Ensures file integrity from comps through round one;
+ Responsible for the review of final rounds before final mechanicals are released to agency vendors by the agreed deadline;
+ Remain up-to-date on the latest developments in software applications, printing techniques and production technology;
+ Work closely with Production to ensure projects are efficiently produced within budget.
+ Understanding of integrated direct marketing principles;
+ Strong understanding of strategic direction;
+ Excellent conceptual, design and sketching skills;
+ High level of understanding in art direction and graphic design, including page layout, typography, photography and illustration;
+ Proficient in the use of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, including the ability to make changes quickly and accurately;
+ Proficient in photo editing and color correction;
+ Highly organized with an ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities;
+ Handle multiple projects with total accuracy and attention to detail;
+ Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Education/Experience:
+ Bachelor of Fine Arts, equivalent degree or equivalent work experience;
+ Minimum of 5 years experience preferred;
+ Wide ranging portfolio focused on direct marketing campaigns with a strong print emphasis including conceptual, design and production expertise.
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