Print Art Director

New York
May 21, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Lindsey Wilson
Advertising, Design, Other
Full Time
A leading Direct Marketing firm is looking for a solid Art Director to join our creative department. We are looking for strong conceptual thinkers who want to innovate in the Direct Marketing arena. You will be working on a creative team in an exciting Direct Marketing environment creating engaging and compelling communications for some of our biggest clients. You must have a passion for print and digital design and must be able to solve design challenges in a fast-paced team environment. A deep understanding of brand identity and guidelines is critical. This position will be a temp to perm opportunity for the right candidate. This position is located in New York City.

•Create sophisticated Direct Marketing campaigns across channels, primarily print.
•Deliver strong conceptual thinking and manage the creative process from conception through execution with both Senior and Jr. team members.
•Manage and oversee the artistic design of print materials and some digital assets while ensuring high quality in very tight time frames.
•Prepare optimized /print ready files for print production and web development
•Help to maintain design consistency and excellence across clients’ branded communications

•5+ years of professional print, web, and interactive graphic design experience. Direct Marketing experience highly preferred
•Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or related field
•Strong conceptual and outside the box thinking
•Excellent portfolio showcasing distinct design skills with attention to detail and typography
•Expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite. Flash and HTML experience a plus
•Very detail-oriented, strong proof reading, and an eagle eye for design details, such as typography, alignment, etc
•Strong photo manipulation skills for executing digital concepts
•Working knowledge of Flash animation and experience with motion design preferred but not necessary
•Ability to work independently as well as manage resources
•Must communicate well with all involved parties on a project, such as creative services team and key account leads as necessary

•Proactive team player with an overall positive can-do attitude
•Works well under pressure or tight deadlines
•Possesses an outstanding attention to detail
•Extremely adept at personal time management and project organization skills
•Pragmatic approach, able to multi task and juggle several open projects with various timelines

Please submit your resumé, salary requirements and online portfolio of your work when applying. Only eligible applicants will be contacted for an interview. If you have not heard from us, please do not feel the need to re-apply or inquire. We will attempt to contact as many eligible contacts as needed and will keep most applicants on file for future opportunities.