Evolution Bureau

Sr. Art Director (or Sr. Team)

Type of work: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco
Company URL: http://www.evb.com
Date Posted: August 6th, 2012
Description:

Job Summary:
The Senior Art Director works with a Copywriter partner and Associate Creative Director to develop engaging and immersive brand experiences. The Art Director is responsible for all visual elements of any given project and must ensure that each assignment is designed in a manner that generates brand awareness, instills long term brand loyalty and deepens the consumer relationship through entertainment and interactivity.

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the creation of immersive brand experiences
• Concept and re-invent concepts to continuously support clients brands
• Set visual direction, working with designers to design effectively, using a UI as the guide
• Manage the fulfillment of concepts paying close attention to every last detail
• Know the goals of every project assigned and leverage each component to ensure the projects success; having a solid knowledge of their clients business
• Take personal accountability for on-time, on-budget, quality executions-know the time allotted to complete your work and manage your time accordingly
• Ensure that all work is in compliance with client style guides and graphic standards
• Understand naming conventions and store his/her work to make it easily accessible to team
• Proactively identify/resolve issues and know when to push back
• Actively work to train others on skills in which they demonstrate expertise, you mentor associate level positions and always act as a strong team builder
• Attend all Kick Off and Internal Meetings for assigned projects; articulating status in team reviews
• Always present work to ACD and/or CD before all Internal Review meetings and Client Presentations
• Work closely with producer throughout project, communicating regularly

Requirements:
• Highly Conceptual, full of ideas
• Demonstrate a variety of design styles
• Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and other necessary design tools
• Expert level knowledge of the principles of production and web development
• Must be able to work on multiple projects from concept to finish and prioritize tasks for each
• Manages entire projects independently, working effectively with all capabilities and uses their expertise appropriately
• Is flexible, can tolerate ambiguity and still operates effectively
• Displays professional, articulate, mature presence in all aspects of client relationship building
• Strong strategic thinking skills and the ability to create strong creative work without violating brand guidelines
• Strong presentation skills-presents effectively both internally and in client situations
• Must be able to manage a team; designers, motion, flash developers etc.
• Familiar with agency environment and works well with all disciplines
• Experience directing photographers, illustrators, producers, sound designers, and commercial directors to ensure that the video and/or photography aspect of all projects are successful and within budget

How to apply:

If you are a collaborative, highly creative person who is interested in working in a rapidly growing agency, please email notahippie@evb.com

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