Art Director in San Diego, CA at Volt
Employee Type: Contingent
Location: San Diego, CA
Job Type: Trades
Duration: 20 weeks
Date Posted: 11/22/2018
Job ID: 122717
Contact Name Volt Branch
A leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty Claims Industry is seeking an Art Director for a short term 4.5 month contract and potential freelance work!
We are seeking an experienced Art Director or Sr. Graphic designer for a short-term 4.5-month on-site contract (Oct - Feb) position in a well-established B2B in-house creative team.
Qualified candidates must be highly experienced in creating on brand, professional, goal driven creative solutions and marketing campaigns, experienced in effectively art directing and supporting a team of creatives, have proven experience supporting incoming project requests, reviewing work from freelancers, and ultimately overseeing each project to success from concept to completion.
Confident, proactive, and forward thinking, you will support workflow with a team of talented in-house designers. Reporting in to the Creative Director, you will be the â€œgo-toâ€ point of contact for the creative team, handling art direction, project management, and daily operations. You must be comfortable giving and taking constructive feedback and have excellent communication and presentation skills. We want you to support our capabilities and thinking, bringing fresh ideas, technologies or methodologies to the table that will elevate our game.
Art direct team of creatives, must possess ability to provide detailed, constructive, art direction.
Lead creative strategy and project kick-off meetings with customers.
Collaborate with Creative Director to develop creative concepts and path of execution.
Possess solid understanding of all related best practices, industry trends, and new methodologies.
Ability to manage and multitask a variety of different projects in a demanding environment.
Work well under extremely tight deadlines, as well as managing your time on longer deadlines; must be adaptable and flexible.
Strategically advise customers on technical/visual recommendations.
Candidates must have a minimum 5-8 yearsâ€™ experience as a senior-level designer or art director and at least 2-5 years of art direction experience.
An associate (2 year) degree in advertising, communication design, or visual arts is acceptable; however, a bachelor (4 year) degree is preferred. If no degree is possessed, then 68 years related experience in agency or related setting is required.
Thorough knowledge of the following software applications is required:
Creative Cloud programs with high level skills in:
WorkFront OR Experience working in a project management platform
Mastery of layout and composition techniques.
Exceptional attention to detail and communication skills.
Excellent image correction and manipulation skills.
Demonstrated understanding of color theory and color relationships.
Exceptional understanding of typography, perspective, and spatial relationships.
Highly experienced in pre-press and print production processes.
Experienced in photo shoot art direction.
Ability to manage conflict management internally and with customers.
Ability to command respect of designers and freelancers to effectively art direct their work.
Can HTML code emails responsive within an email client, and ability to build OFT (outlook file type) emails to support overflow a bonus
Volt is EOE
In order to promote this harmony in the workplace and to obey the laws related to employment, Volt maintains a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity without unlawful regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or parental status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.