Art Director

San Diego, CA | Freelance | Job ID #53300 |
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Onward Search has a bio/pharma client that is seeking an ART DIRECTOR to join a busy team for a year long onsite contract in San Diego!

This client is hoping an experienced Art Director will want to join them in creating everything from marketing collateral to tradeshow/event experiences, to print and digital marketing campaigns. This person will help create concepts and flesh them out with other team members, ensuring they are effective, objective and compelling. The Art Director is responsible for enhancing and protecting the brand by working with stakeholders to establish their needs, as well as researching the competition. Being involved in all aspects from knowing the trends and the audience is part of the role. The Art Director is responsible for the projects from concept to delivery, as well helping to establish best practices to make sure the design hits the brands requirements and look and feel.


  • Create concepts for all forms of branding, communication, digital/interactive
  • Collaborate with teams on concepts/ideation
  • Responsible for the visual design of all projects from collateral to trade-show graphics to marketing campaigns including overseeing the photography, type/infographics, and style of all marketing assets
  • Provide templates for materials that can easily be updated, revised and re-purposed
  • Excellent at presenting work and incorporating client feedback
  • Participate in improving work processes
  • Engage in creating style guides and assets
  • Oversee/mentor others on the creative team
  • Be industry savvy with current trend and standards information


  • 8 years design/AD experience, 2 as an Art Director min.
  • AA or Art School completion min requirement; BA preferred
  • Must have portfolio showcasing marketing campaign work from concept through completion
  • Able to break down creative briefs and objectives for the team to be able to comply with a solid design strategy
  • Experience with print, multimedia, digital and experiential
  • Work with style and brand guidelines as well as heavily regulated corporate standards
  • Organized, creative, well-versed in marketing
  • Receptive to feedback
  • Expert time management, presentation and leadership skills
  • Hands on expert with Adobe Suite

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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