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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
Discipline: 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.

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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