Art Director

Employer
Quad Graphics/Candi Olivo
Location
Fort Wayne
Posted
Jul 18, 2014
Closes
Aug 17, 2014
Contact
Candi Olivo
Category
Design
Duration
Full Time
The ideal candidate will have a strong design background in retail inserts, direct mail and in-store signage, and a thorough knowledge of the print production process and display a high degree of creativity utilizing industry trends and visual design skills. They will work closely with our Creative Director, as well as the internal creative team in the Do it Best Corp. Graphics Department to develop on-brand, creative solutions for a variety of channels. Other responsibilities include:


* Develop well-designed, cohesive, dynamic visual elements
* Presents concepts cohesively, persuasively, and in a form that generates long-term trust with member stores and ultimately positive revenue
* Study, use and fully understand creative briefs
* Understand Do it Best Member's brands and properly adhere to guidelines/requirements
* Proactively guide members towards enhanced brand execution through effective communication and conceptual development
* Ensures the overall quality of deliverables, ensuring accurate and timely completion on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines within established budgets
* Direct and maintain the creative standards of our production and design team
* Create roughs of conceptual/exploratory ideas
* Research products/services to inform design ideas
* Take art direction from the Creative Director and client's creative team
* Assemble layouts for final production and presentations
* Review digital or printed proofs as needed (onsite or at vendor)
* Travel as needed to client-related work opportunities
* Maintain archive of professional records/ detailed housekeeping (email, timekeeping, expenses)
* Present professionally to internal and external teams
* Preflight files to release for production




Qualifications


* 5-10 years experience designing for retail inserts, catalogs, direct mail and in-store signage

* Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design (or equivalent)

* Knowledge of all steps required for the print process and an understanding of production methods to ensure designs can be produced for print delivery

* Proficiency in all Mac-based, industry-standard software programs including, but not limited to, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Some knowledge of the Windows platform is also required

* Deep understanding of branding, marketing, advertising, and strategies within those disciplines

* High-level expertise in constructing clean, layered files, and knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets

* Possesses exceptional typographic and clear, concise solution-based design skill

* Proactive, appropriate and timely communication skills across department, agency and clients

* Allocates time efficiently to the most important issues and completes work in a timely fashion

* Holds high regard for personal performance and professional accountability

* Adapts as needed to clients' needs, feedback and critiques

*  Can adjust and streamline priorities within multiple assignments to ensure all goals and objects are met or exceeded




Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k) and profit sharing plans, holidays, vacations and more.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Drug Free Workplace




The ideal candidate will have a strong design background in retail inserts, direct mail and in-store signage, and a thorough knowledge of the print production process and display a high degree of creativity utilizing industry trends and visual design skills. They will work closely with our Creative Director, as well as the internal creative team in the Do it Best Corp. Graphics Department to develop on-brand, creative solutions for a variety of channels. Other responsibilities include:


* Develop well-designed, cohesive, dynamic visual elements
* Presents concepts cohesively, persuasively, and in a form that generates long-term trust with member stores and ultimately positive revenue
* Study, use and fully understand creative briefs
* Understand Do it Best Member's brands and properly adhere to guidelines/requirements
* Proactively guide members towards enhanced brand execution through effective communication and conceptual development
* Ensures the overall quality of deliverables, ensuring accurate and timely completion on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines within established budgets
* Direct and maintain the creative standards of our production and design team
* Create roughs of conceptual/exploratory ideas
* Research products/services to inform design ideas
* Take art direction from the Creative Director and client's creative team
* Assemble layouts for final production and presentations
* Review digital or printed proofs as needed (onsite or at vendor)
* Travel as needed to client-related work opportunities
* Maintain archive of professional records/ detailed housekeeping (email, timekeeping, expenses)
* Present professionally to internal and external teams
* Preflight files to release for production




Qualifications


* 5-10 years experience designing for retail inserts, catalogs, direct mail and in-store signage

* Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design (or equivalent)

* Knowledge of all steps required for the print process and an understanding of production methods to ensure designs can be produced for print delivery

* Proficiency in all Mac-based, industry-standard software programs including, but not limited to, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Some knowledge of the Windows platform is also required

* Deep understanding of branding, marketing, advertising, and strategies within those disciplines

* High-level expertise in constructing clean, layered files, and knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets

* Possesses exceptional typographic and clear, concise solution-based design skill

* Proactive, appropriate and timely communication skills across department, agency and clients

* Allocates time efficiently to the most important issues and completes work in a timely fashion

* Holds high regard for personal performance and professional accountability

* Adapts as needed to clients' needs, feedback and critiques

*  Can adjust and streamline priorities within multiple assignments to ensure all goals and objects are met or exceeded




Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k) and profit sharing plans, holidays, vacations and more.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Drug Free Workplace



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