Art Director

Wilmington, Delaware | Freelance | Job ID #43720 |
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Are you ready to apply your expertise to a dynamic Fortune 200 company? Are you looking for a place where you be curious, drive change, and grow in ways you never imagined? If so, we want to talk to you. Our client is one of the most stable, fastest-growing financial institutions in the country, with a nationwide in-house creative network that values work-life balance and strives to continually up its game.


  • Works directly and collaboratively with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications
  • Is self-organized and manages multiple concurrent jobs
  • Can fill in for Creative Director, if needed
  • Facilitates presentations and has strong presentation skills; can communicate tactically and strategically.
  • Works with outside vendors, agency partners and internal process management teams
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translates business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively
  • Demonstrates understanding of 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
  • Experience: 4-year degree (preferred) in design or similar discipline
  • 6+ years design and art direction experience
  • Portfolio: 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 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
  • Acrobat helpful. Web program experience also helpful: Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver


  • 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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