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Art Director

Virtual Req #518
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The Art Director will partner closely with the Creative, Marketing, and Technology teams to craft and design exceptional digital brand marketing work including campaigns, content, social, experiences, and websites. 


The Art Director should be a creative thinker and doer, with awareness of the strategy driving them. They know what works and what doesn’t – what is worth advocating for and what isn’t. They’re fluent in concepting, developing, directing and executing design in multiple styles for various digital channels and contexts. They’re empathetic to the end-user and mindful of their journey through the digital brand ecosystem. They’re focused on creating brilliant design work that is progressive, pixel-perfect, and effective to drive action and engagement. 


The Art Director’s day-to-day could range from conceptual thinking like developing an integrated campaign idea with a Copywriter, to discovering, defining, and launching a new brand, to social media design, to web page and website design. This work will span across the Aquent, Vitamin T, Studios brands and more – and comes at a time of exciting transformational change at the organization. 



CORE COMPETENCIES / HUMAN SKILLS


  • Empathy and compassion

  • Strong communication skills

  • Adaptable and flexible 

  • Open to new ideas

  • Collaborative

  • Organized and proactive

  • Continual learning




MEASURING SUCCESS


  • Quality of creative work (ideas + execution + design craft)

  • Results of work

  • Continual elevation of brand

  • Delivery and timeliness

  • 360 Feedback


VALUES & BEHAVIORS


We Before Me

  • Openly share your knowledge

  • Give others your support and suggestions

  • Show appreciation for the support you get

Keep Growing

  • Expose yourself to fresh ideas and thinking

  • Seek out feedback and practice receiving it

  • Ask how you can make it better today than yesterday

Own It

  • Do what you say you will do

  • Lead the conversation, come up with ideas and solutions

  • Stay motivated to be on top of your game

Make It Matter

  • Be an enemy of average

  • Give it your all, everytime

  • Do it with passion



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES


  • Partner with the Creative, Marketing, and Technology teams to craft exceptional digital brand marketing work including campaigns, content, social, experiences, and websites

  • Collaborate closely with Creative Director, Copywriters, and Graphic Designers 

  • Help direct and mentor graphic designers, allowing them to grow and flourish

  • Execute and manage the quality of art and design deliverables and ensure they are elevated, on-brand, effective and clear

  • Assume the role of primary designer on various projects, supported by others

  • Balance day-to-day design work alongside strategic brand work

  • Clearly and succinctly present your ideas and recommendations to gain alignment with teams members and key stakeholders

  • Work with team members to ensure design assets are delivered on time

  • Understand the business strategy and key objectives to drive growth

  • Help modernize, shape, and elevate the Aquent brands

  • Push what is possible, and help discover what’s next

  • Leverage and help build-out the Aquent Brand Design System and pattern library

  • Stay current with evolving digital landscape, technologies and trends



EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, TECHNOLOGIES


  • You have 5+ years experience working in-house, at an agency, or combination

  • You have a digital portfolio showcasing exceptional and effective creative work for recognizable brands that includes integrated campaigns, experiences, websites, etc.

  • You have experience with B2B and/or B2C clients and industries

  • You have good presentation and communication skills (and it shows in your portfolio)

  • You collaborate well with strategists, marketers, creatives, and technologists

  • You are fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, and Slack

  • You have working knowledge of UX, UI and XD methodologies

  • You have experience working with and developing design systems and pattern libraries

  • You have some experience in branding, and brand design 

  • You have excellent organizational skills, file management, etc.

  • You are a self-starter who likes to be entrepreneurial

  • You understand best practices for digital channels and platforms

  • You possess positivity, resilience and determination

  • You are passionate about design, typography, and grid systems 

And as if that weren’t enough, look at all these perks!


  • Work/life balance. Aquent understands the importance of life outside the workplace and fosters an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet employees' needs and obligations outside of the office.

  • Generous benefits package: medical, vision, and dental benefits, generous 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, paid sick days, paid vacation, and more. 

  • Individualistic Approach.  Aquent encourages adding a personal touch to your work. We don't believe in a "one-size-fits-all" approach to staffing.

  • Great company culture. Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continual learning are part of our core values.

  • Sounds great to you? If so, apply online today!


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Aquent/Vitamin T is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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