Art Director

Wilmington, Delaware | Freelance | Job ID #54552 |
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Day to Day Overview:

Our client, a premier financial institution, is seeking an up and coming Art Director to join their growing team in Wilmington, DE on a 12 month-extendable contract basis. The ideal candidate is passionate creative with a background in working on a variety of digital and print campaigns with a B2B focus. Looking for a fun and energetic individual who’s experienced in working on integrated campaigns with an omnichannel approach. If this sounds like you then this might be a role you have been searching for all along.


• Client interaction will be the responsibility of this role. Prior experience is a plus.
• Manages multiple jobs that range from campaign-based work (direct mail, email, landing page, internal cross-sell) and potential web work where needed. (design only-no coding necessary)
• Can fill in for Creative Director, if required
• Facilitates presentations and has strong presentation skills; can communicate tactically and strategically.
• Directs and supervises vendors, acts as the liaison to outside agencies and production services, and monitors creative intent
• Demonstrates expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translates business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively
• Demonstrates an understanding of the intended audience; interprets market research and test results and can use findings to focus targeted marketing messages
• Facilitates brainstorm sessions; recognizes ideas that should go forward
• Monitors projects to ensure creative intent is not diluted.
• Web, mobile and social experience a plus.

• Client interaction will be the responsibility of this role. Prior experience is a plus.
• 4-year degree (preferred) in design or similar discipline.
• 6+ years of design and art direction experience.

• Mid to High-budget print projects and campaigns involving supervising other designers.
• Demonstrates industry, conceptual and technical diversity.
• Likely to see unusual or unconventional formats. Brochures, videos, storyboards, ad comps, showing evidence of “thinking outside the box” while achieving goals.

Industry Knowledge:
• Direct Mail and/or web design experience required within any industry, (Financial Services, preferred).
• Brings processes, technology or people solutions to the table with regard to the design or print process.
• Proven ability to coach and challenge design team to improve the effectiveness of creative.

Technical Knowledge:
• InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are required.
• The sketch is a plus (but not a must-have as can be learned on-site)
• Web knowledge through CMS experience also helpful.
• No coding necessary.

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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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