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The Creative Services – Graphic Designer Manager (Senior Art Director) 

Job title: The Creative Services – Graphic Designer Manager (Senior Art Director) 
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Industry: Creative
Remote: No
Salary: $175,000 - $185,000
Reference: 449316
Contact name: Jennifer Gonzalez

Job description

The Creative Services – Graphic Designer Manager (Senior Art Director) 

Our client is a Global Law Firm seeking a proven strategic thinker, an experienced hands-on designer, and a strong visual storyteller. This role is central to the overall output of the firm’s global Brand & Communications Department, ensuring every project delivers on the creative vision and aligns with the brand. You must have significant B2B or Professional Services Experience to be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads projects from concept to execution, including design campaigns and templates,
  • logos, advertisements, collateral, presentations, microsites, digital platforms, and
  • video/motion graphics, among other projects
  • Contributes to creative discussions with colleagues in Public Relations (PR), Digital Media,
  • Video, Internal Communications, and Editorial Services teams, as well as colleagues in Business Development, Recruiting, and Attorney Development
  • Collaborates with the Traffic & Operations team on the Digital Asset Management (DAM) tool, developing guidelines, and ensuring proper organization and usage of assets
  • Stays abreast of firm priorities and developments, as well as news and current events relevant to the firm and legal industry and trends in the design field
  • Helps the Creative Services team move to a digital-first mindset
  • Contributes to the concepting, development, and production of internal and external-facing campaigns; executing multiple projects concurrently and within designated timelines
  • Maintains high standards for innovation, presentation, and attention to detail
  • Works with Creative Services leadership and Traffic & Operations team to delegate work
  • Promotes effective work practices, work as a team member, and show respect for coworkers

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design required
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • A minimum of 7 year’s experience as an Art Director or Associate Art Director in a professional services organization or agency
  • Experience with Content Management and Digital Asset Management systems, digital and social marketing, web design preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Expert typography (kerning, leading, tracking), hierarchy, color application, grids, layout, and accessibility skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, Invision, Sketch, Figma, PowerPoint, Canva, and email marketing software
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, ability to communicate skillfully to different audiences
  • Well-developed professional and interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm and outside the firm
  • Excellent leadership skills (i.e., organizing, planning, problem-solving, and decision-making) necessary for effective management
  • Eye for great photography
  • Organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines
  • Strong understanding of design, digital, social media processes
  • Demonstrated ability to pivot quickly to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to explain the “Why” behind design decisions/recommendation and navigate subjectivity
  • Ability to work and lead in a team environment with a customer-service focus
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion
  • Must be comfortable and productive in highly visible, high-pressure environments; must understand and defend the importance of brand consistency
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