Freelance Senior Art Director

Austin, Texas | Freelance | Job ID #50564 |
Posted Last Month
 

Onward Search is hiring a Freelance Senior Art Director for an international Agency for 3 months+, on-site opportunity in Austin, TX.

If the outside the Austin Area, must be willing to travel to Austin office Tuesday-Thursday each week.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and frame creative concepts according to creative brief requirements
  • Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs
  • Visualize, design and conceptualize user experiences
  • Create visual prototypes or screens
  • Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation
  • Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
  • Contribute to the development of the creative team's culture and quality standards
  • Direct contribution to project design and development
  • Delegation of day-to-day responsibilities to other designers, art directors, writers and interactive developers
  • Educate other team members, not exclusive to the creative team, through project development and performance management
  • Present succinct ideas on the team’s behalf to the client

Requirements:

  • 6-7 years of industry experience
  • Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education
  • Heavy digital campaign and social experience, preferably with luxury brands
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
  • A solid knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs: Mac OS, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.
  • A solid understanding of online and offline production
  • Passion for design and eagerness to mentor and elevate with other creative people
  • Self-motivated, organized and accountable
  • Experience leading a team of designers, art directors, production specialists and writers to creative excellence
  • Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members and client
  • Understanding of motion design and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms
  • A solid understanding of Informational architecture practices
  • Worked in a large group environment of 10+
  • Some travel may be required

Education:

Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent military experience

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Disclaimer:

  • 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.
  • 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.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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