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Art Director

Job title: Art Director
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Chicago, IL
Discipline: Creative
Remote: Yes
Reference: 400190
Contact name: Mackenzie Keever
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Art Director

Client Overview: 

  • Our client is a well-known company that operates as a financial services firm. The Firm offers trading, investment, clearing, and execution solutions, and is looking for an experienced Art Director to join their team.

Art Director Overview: 

  • As an art director you will see projects through the phases of production, edits and final execution, and will rely on your technical skills to help the team get the job done.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate clear ideas and concepts in tandem with the copywriter
  • Produce sketches, storyboards, roughs to visualize ideas
  • Understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning and target audience
  • Cooperate with the rest of the creative team across different types of media
  • Take work from concept to final execution within deadlines
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities to other designers and provide directions
  • Present completed ideas to clients/team members
  • Stay on top of all trends and maintain best practices

Requirements:

  • Proven working experience as Art Director
  • Hands on experience with logo design, typography, color, web layout design, print production, image selection and package design
  • Proficient use of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Incorporate feedback and take/give direction well
  • Team player with strong communication and presentation skills
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