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Job# 36996 BH# 392721
Contact# 6028265

Art Director

Our client is a digital agency that provides faster service from the smartest in social with likeability guaranteed. They were one of the first-ever pure-play social media agencies and remain rooted in social-first thinking to this day. With a strong expertise in finance, food, and fun, they've been named a Top 50 Ad Agency and Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses by WPO and American Express OPEN as well as Crain’s 6th “Best Place To Work in NYC.”

The Art Director will:
-Design a wide range of creative deliverables, from day-to-day social content to 360 social campaign ideas; develop conceptual directions, both independently and as part of the team
-Partner with Content Strategists to lead client-facing creative presentations, provide strategic solutions and design rationale in a persuasive, professional manner, showing you understand their vision and needs
-Art direct photo/video shoots for online distribution
-Act as lead on multiple projects, adapting visual style and tone based on audience, channel, and industry
-See creative vision through from concept to completion on photo and video shoots, reviewing production documents, articulating vision to video and photo teams, and being on set for shoots
-Work closely with content strategists and copywriters to brainstorm concepts
-Collaborate with Content Director and Associate Creative Director to help produce creative guides for shoots- including location, styling, talent and photo/video style samples
-Develop and oversee the art direction and design language for everything from campaign identity to video, to photography, social assets, and physical collateral
-Collaborate with creative and production team to produce a wide range of creative deliverables (still images, gifs, cinemagraphs, presentations, stop motion, narrative video)
-Stay up to date on social media, culture and other aesthetic trends to ensure clients are staying up to speed and relevant in both content post types but also aesthetically
-Depending on experience level, this candidate may manage junior team members

The Art Director must:
-Be a great presenter who knows how to articulate their vision in a way that will excite and inspire clients
-Be able to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
-Be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing
-Have a strong sense of visual style; strong layout, typography and graphics standards.
-Have strong interpersonal skills—must possess a positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced agency environment
-Have a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, interactive design or advertising
-Have 3-7 years of related industry experience
-Be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, PowerPoint; UX/web knowledge a plus
-Have exceptional portfolio demonstrating conceptual thinking and creative execution
-Have a multi-disciplinary design background: strong typography, layout, photography,
illustration and motion skills (working knowledge of interaction and UX design a plus)
-Have the ability to communicate clear creative direction, both conceptually and aesthetically
-Have awareness of client budgets, costs and general management of financial concerns associated with projects
-Experience in fashion and beauty highly desired