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Digital Art Director

Apply Job ID 23507 Date posted Nov. 15, 2022 Location Flower Mound, Texas Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

The Digital Art Director is expected to possess an aptitude for creating and ideating strong digital and social graphic design concepts. Working directly with the Digital Creative Director, the Account team and support staff, the Digital Art Director must bring to life ideas that support client initiatives and goals. The Digital AD must understand and be aware of the Quad production/design capabilities/processes, and a knowledge of industry standards and best practices related to digital graphic design. The Digital AD must have the ability to multi-task and work with project management to coordinate project flow and deadlines. Additionally, the Digital AD

must have the experience/ability/maturity to read, understand, and work with client data to fulfill his/her role. 

The Art Director works closely with the Associate Creative Director and the internal creative team to develop on-brand, creative solutions for a variety of channels.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide clear and concise direction to support team in terms of developing digital design concepts, establish guardrails and troubleshooting issues
  • Own the consistency and accuracy of content grids/briefs
  • Must be able to manage project workload and concept development
  • Creative and design responsibilities for client work across all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc.)
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptualize creatively and see the campaign concepts through
  • Ability to work across multiple platforms including web, print, social and mobile
  • Provide creative direction for clients including visual assets, photography selection, and font style to follow established brand guidelines with accuracy
  • Raise the bar creatively by inspiring team and clients on the elements of good design
  • Stay up-to-speed on design trends
  • Attend client turnover meeting to gather critical information for the successful completion of the project
  • Attend client meetings and present creative materials and ideas
  • Create rough concept/layouts, to help communicate the wants and needs for the project. This includes sketches or making a rough digital comp
  • Ability to supervise key players in a project (illustrators, designers, copywriters, and production artists) on projects as needed
  • Assist in finding efficiencies in processes for the team
  • Must have strong project management skills, ability to think strategically and manage multiple priorities, anticipate demands, coordinate stringent deadlines and properly estimate time for work
  • Prepare inspiration for concept using digital assets including scanners and/or digital cameras
  • Have excellent typographic and graphic design skill, superlative production design skills with a great attention to detail
  • Ensure the overall quality of deliverables, ensuring accurate and timely completion on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines within established budgets
  • Research products/services to inform design ideas
  • Assemble layouts for final production and presentations
  • Efficiently enter and track project details (timekeeping)
  • Present professionally to internal and external teams
  • Perform other responsibilities, as they are developed/defined

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience designing for digital online applications and social media
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • 5-7 plus years of experience as an Apple/Mac operator and Graphic Designer with knowledge of industry-standard software programs including, but not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Figma, and Sketch. Experience in Premier and After Effects preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience as an art director, preferably within an advertising agency or in-house creative department
  • Must be comfortable working in an agile environment with changing demands and aggressive deadlines
  • Trend savvy and naturally curious about consumer behavior, needs and wants
  • Experience with motion graphics and or animation for online applications.
  • Passionate about problem solving and well-versed with of-the-moment graphic design and typography
  • Must have strong conceptual thinking and design ability with proven experience in visual composition across mediums
  • Must have strong project management skills, ability to think strategically and manage multiple priorities, anticipate demands, coordinate stringent deadlines and properly estimate time for work
  • Ability to demonstrate competency in layout sketching and typography in a portfolio
  • Knowledge of general advertising, marketing, and media terminology and processes preferred
  • Experience interacting with marketing and branding divisions in large companies
  • Familiarity with digital proofing systems preferred
  • Must have formal digital design experience creating web graphics, animations, user interfaces, icons, style sheets, color schemes, and templates and layouts.
  • Kean understanding of digital applications, internet, and social media applications 
  • Deep understanding of branding, marketing, advertising, and strategies within those disciplines
  • High-level expertise in constructing clean, layered files, and knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets
  • Adapts as needed to clients’ needs, feedback and critiques
  • Can adjust and streamline priorities within multiple assignments to ensure all goals and objects are met or exceeded


ADDITIONAL COMPANY INFORMATION:

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more. 

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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