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Art Director

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Our SF-based Fintech client is looking for a talented freelance art director to join their growing team. The ideal candidate will be have a strong brew of competitive technical skills and hand-on experience, knowledge and education, and be able to both manage, execute and deliver high quality creative materials on time. You ideally have experience working with a variety of mediums, including print, social media content, digital advertising, and video and TV. This role is approximately 80% individual contributor and 20% oversight of other more junior designers.

A MUST: 360 campaign/broadcast/social video experience. This experience has to be on your portfolio as well. 

Responsibilities

  • Partner with copywriter to develop campaigns from conception to execution on a wide variety of new and existing products.
  • Lead the design and creation social media ads and digital advertising with minimal oversight.
  • Develop photoshoot concepts and shot lists that continue to elevate our brand. Work closely with photographers from pre to post production.
  • Concept, execute and deliver high-quality broadcast and print, as well as experiential, environmental, and digital design.
  • Evaluate marketing and campaign strategies.
  • Work with team leaders to ensure each project, in accordance with briefing, are clearly outlined.
  • Adhere to internal processes, budgets, and timelines for each project
  • Come up with creative thinking during brainstorming sessions, creative reviews, and project kick-off meetings.
  • Guide, influence, and motivate others with thought-provoking ideas and recommendations.
  • Assist ACDs in oversight of the creative work and help to promote an inspiring atmosphere to achieve the best work possible.

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of art direction and graphic design experience, preferably with a mix of agency and in-house experience.
  • Experience identifying and managing external vendors and timelines.
  • Strong collaboration skills in working with diverse teams and across all levels.
  • Team Player: You must be able to manage and work with various team of artists
  • Flexibility: You should be able to manage your workflow for multiple projects and deadlines
  • Fast thinker: You must be able to think fast, particularly during critical or stressful times
  • You must have the ability to work independently, and should be a self-starter, as well as with your team
  • Excellent proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and G-Suite mandatory. Video and motion graphic skills a plus.
  • Great with Adobe Creative Suite and G-Suite
  • Great communication, negotiations, and presentations skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent skills in creating unlimited concepts
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Possess in-depth knowledge and experience in developing and creating campaigns
  • Ability to make use of market research and internal analytics to influence strategic marketing and advertising
  • Demonstrated ability to take projects from initial stage to delivery of final product
  • Extreme attention to details plus the ability to communicate clearly and briefly
  • Smart, self motivated, articulate, diplomatic, approachable, confident, passionate, curious and fun.
  • Ability to be current with the latest trends of visual influencers across the entertainment and tech industries
  • A minimum bachelor’s degree together with at least 5+ years of experience required

 

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