Jr. Art Director

US-NY-New York

Job Description

The Junior Art Director / Art Director is responsible for assisting the Art Department with the visual design, development and execution of the campaign; and for maintaining brand excellence and integrity. He/she creates designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts. 

 

 

Primary Job Responsibilities

 

General Responsibilities

  • Assist the Art Department with the development, design and execution of all Agency offerings, in particular the Senior Art Director and Art Supervisor.
  • Be able to use computer software to generate new images.
  • Understand the creative process and be able to follow jobs from the beginning stages of production.
  • Establish credibility with Clients by developing knowledge of Client’s business and brand.
  • Keep abreast of current advertising, design, and other visual communications. Continuously explore cutting-edge, current, and unique design styles and imagery.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in various forms of media including a working knowledge of the print production process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in various forms of media.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic marketing principles.
  • Keep supervisor briefed on creative projects. 

 

Brand Champion

  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles, brand guidelines, corporate guidelines (if applicable), and aesthetic design concepts.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with supervisors and making necessary changes.
  • Assist in ensuring that Agency work is on strategy and contributes to growing the Client’s business.
  • Clearly communicate rationale for design choices and conceptual ideas.
  • Assist in ensuring that all final products released demonstrate only the highest quality creative and effectively communicates brand messages to targeted customers.
  • Demonstrate ability to “zoom in and out” (big picture thinking as well as attention to details) as necessary.

 

Collaboration

  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate with Client/Agency Creative/Account teams.
  • Help create a collaborative work environment between all departments and demonstrate ability to handle conflicts in a positive, professional and productive manner.
  • Maintain positive relationships with and utilize the internal business group departments (electronic studio, editorial, traffic, imaging and production) appropriately.

 

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Communicate effectively and professionally both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrate good problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Remain calm despite high pressure situations.
  • Project a professional attitude and foster a positive team atmosphere demonstrating respect for peers and supervisors and establish credibility both internally and externally.
  • Assist other members of department/team as needed when workload allows.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager.

 

Qualifications

  • College degree.
  • Proficiency with Macintosh and the following programs - Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop CS4 or CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS2, & Adobe Acrobat.
  • Digital Experience, web design, or programming experience preferred.
  • Advertising or design portfolio.
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