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Sr. Art Director

Job title: Sr. Art Director
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Irvine
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Salary: 35/hour
Reference: 443456
Contact name: Anique Stemmer

Job description

Our client, a notable consumer brand, is looking for a Sr. Art Director to join their team in a contract role.

                                    MUST have Food & Bev experience 
Hybrid in Irvine 

Craft and curate the visual identity & creative direction of the brand, collaborating with all levels of the design team. 

  • Strong presentation skills, both internally and externally. Selling in creative ideas and the strategic rationale behind them with enthusiasm
  • Understanding and appreciation of the importance of strategy and can create compelling, creative solutions
  • Mentor and coach art directors and designers by providing inspiration and direction
  • Implementing process to make sure deadlines are met on each project
  • Ensures projects adhere to the approved brand and messaging guidelines to maintain our Brand Codes
  • ??Effectively improve processes and look for efficiencies
  • Schedule and/or work with PM's to create check-in’s and priorities with design team and copywriter
  • Ability to carry branding seamlessly across multiple channels
  • Ability to take industry experience and apply it towards better processes and creative output
  • Think holistically about each project across all categories of the business
  • 7+ years of experience at agency/in-house concepting and art directing ideas for brand and product
  • Strong digital and web design experience
  • Photography, Motion graphics, animation, video skills a plus
  • Strong Design and Branding Experience
  • Ability to carry branding seamlessly across multiple channels
  • Must stay current with skill sets and have a mastery of the Adobe design applications along with sketch and comping skills

The Day-to-Day
  • Design, articulate and present visual direction to partners. Exceptional presentation skills with the ability to articulate conceptual creative
  • Able to make strategic decisions based on marketing objectives
  • Photoshoot Direction—working with Art Director of Photography and designers on pre-production documents, set design, food styling, hero selects and retouching.
  • Prioritizing team projects and time management. 
  • Simultaneously direct multiple projects while managing one’s own design project(s).
  • ??Effectively improves processes and looks for efficiencies
  • Schedules creative check-in’s and priorities with design team, copywriter and reporting back to ACD's.
  • Provides inspiration and initial direction
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