Junior Art Director

Overview

The Junior Art Director will contribute to and work with design team to brainstorm ideas and bring these ideas to fruition and be responsible for look and feel exploration, conceptual and visual development and final execution of design directions. In addition, assist in asset creation and presentation preparation.

Key Result Areas

    1. Creative output that is on time and on budget
      • Build creative within a 5% margin of the time allotted
      • Client satisfaction survey
    2. Manage production of print and tchotchke project smoothly
      • Manage and deliver within a 5% margin of the time allotted
    3. Initiate successful video and photo shoots
      • Set up the pre-pro conversation and deliver all needed materials beforehand
      • Ensure product is delivered, on time, cut to order, and verified to be correct

Specific Responsibilities

      • Fully participate in creative strategy and concept development for client projects
      • Brainstorm/mock up concepts
      • Assist in the development of creative designs/layouts for client projects; projects include but are not limited to websites, blogs, ads (online and print), logos, e-newsletters, brochures, flyers, sell sheets and point-of-sale materials
      • Make revisions to designs
      • Stay current with design trends and software
      • Update Image Library as necessary and provide photography/graphics for projects
      • Identify and read publications that will inspire creativity in design concepts
      • Update project status in EasyProjects.net on a daily basis
      • See projects through the review and printing process and close projects out
      • Get printer quotes
      • Other work as directed

Qualifications

      • One year of working experience as a graphic designer (agency experience preferred)
      • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite CS5, Word press, social media applications; HTML and CSS helpful
      • Artistic sensibility
      • Understanding of design, color and typography principles
      • Understanding of branding
      • Ability to plan and organize content
      • Ability to stay on budget and meet deadlines
      • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
      • Quick and eager learner
      • Ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines
      • Strong organization, communication and problem solving skills
      • Understanding of printing process

Education, Training and Network

Bachelor’s degree in graphic design communications and/or related fields, with a strong portfolio. BFA preferred

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