New York, New York / Local Projects,LLC
Posted: Sep 1, 2017
As a member of the Visual Experience Design Department, the Art Director leads the development and execution of bold design solutions for multidisciplinary projects.
The key measure for success is design excellence. Art Directors collaborate with Creative Directors with an eye towards the visual design integrity within the creative ideal for projects. Art Directors lead design teams towards cutting edge visual experiences.
Collaborate with strategists, content developers, UX designers, creative technologists, and client representatives to come up with unexpected, meaningful and innovative ideas and concepts
Bring new conceptual approaches to a complex creative process, lead ideation and design strategy and inspire across disciplines
Nurture junior talent through clear direction, constructive feedback and passing on knowledge and expertise
Coordinate with project team members to clarify design dependencies (hardware and software specs, content specs, architectural specs, etc.)
Provide accurate time estimates and expectations for yourself and designers on a project
Juggle multiple projects, establish expectations for designers and ensure deadlines are met
A design degree (graphic, interaction, communication, media design, or a related field)
Superior design and art direction skills exhibited in an outstanding portfolio
Experience across several types of projects -- e.g. visual language for physical spaces, web, mobile, interactive installations, large scale exhibition graphics, wayfinding systems
Confidence to make difficult decisions and guide designers towards aspirational design solutions
Experienced in structuring workflows and managing small design teams
Ability to express arguments for design ideas and integrity -- visually, verbally and in writing
Experienced in structuring and holding working sessions and presentations, internally as well as to clients and collaborators
Excellent typographic skills
The ability to cut through complex content and translate narratives into compelling visual experience design
Experience in designing for physical spaces
Progressive understanding of UX, graphic user interface (GUI) and interaction design as well as the workflow of time-based media
3D or animation and motion graphics is a plus!