Senior Art Director

Laguna Beach, CA

INK

Job Summary:

Looking for a great Senior Art Director to work on everything from hi-tech to tacos. The Senior AD is responsible for coming up with truly unique and creative ideas and then executing at the highest level possible. Extending those ideas across all touch points-traditional advertising, digital, direct, social, mobile and branding-is also a key component of this role. Natural born leaders are a must, as the Sr. Art Director is not only a leader in the Creative Department but a leader within INK as well.

Responsibilities:

  • Working from a brief with a copywriter, generating ideas to present to the client
  • Working on designs to produce an effective advertising campaign
  • Managing projects and working within a budget
  • Editing the final results for presentation to the client
  • Managing accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements
  • Commissioning specialists, such as artists and photographers, to work on projects
  • Conferring with creative, art, copy-writing or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities
  • Presenting final layouts to clients for approval
  • Conferring with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, presentation approaches, styles and techniques
  • Training and directing staff members who develop design concepts into art layouts or who prepare layouts for printing
  • Working with creative directors to develop design solutions
  • Reviewing illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications
  • Attending photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the products needed are obtained
  • Creating custom illustrations or other graphic elements
  • Preparing materials for typesetting or printing
  • Conceptualizing and helping design interfaces for multimedia games, products and devices
  • Preparing storyboards for television production

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of Art Direction experience with a strong traditional and digital background
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is a must
  • The ability to work quickly to break through creative barriers to achieve the best possible solution
  • A thorough understanding of photography, typography and printing
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work well as part of a team, with a range of people
  • An interest in social and cultural trends and fashions