Art Director

Employer
Location
New York, NY, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 05, 2017
Closes
Jan 05, 2018
Ref
1432804613
Contract Type
Full Time
What you'll be doing...

Why work here?

At 140 West, you will be part of the energy that's evolving the Verizon brand to become a leading technology player. The new Tribeca space will bring together some of the industry's sharpest minds across a multitude of disciplines, creating an integrated team that can be responsive and innovative across every Verizon touchpoint.

OVERVIEW

The Art Director (AD) provides design leadership and art direction for the in-house agency. Working in collaboration with a copywriter who develops the verbal portion of concepts, the AD develops visual concepts in response to a creative brief. The AD is responsible for supporting the Creative Director, creative peers and Account Services teams in developing marketing collateral and internal communications materials for clients. The Art Director must exhibit outstanding design judgment and work collaboratively with the writing and design team in achieving the highest possible standards for all materials requiring design across all mediums. The AD needs working knowledge of clients' business challenges, and leads the art direction to address specific marketing objectives as defined by the brief. For select assignments, the AD will also be expected to help develop creative strategies and lead the conceptual development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

+ Executing the concept and design of marketing assets as prescribed by creative/marketing briefs.

+ Provide art direction on small-and large-scale projects from creative conception to completion.

+ Converts rough ideas into visual prototypes (e.g., sketches, layout drafts) to illustrate concepts for creative reviews.

+ Recommends, researches and develops imagery (e.g., photography, illustration) to support creative strategy and execution.

+ Collaborates with copywriter to artfully build creative solutions to address specific project objectives.

+ Is accountable for the final development and production of creative assets and ensures accuracy, attention to details and overall meets or exceeds the design objectives.

+ Ensures brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions.

+ Plays an active role in contributing conceptual ideas in brainstorms or offline creative development.

+ Works to improve the integrated team's overall performance and embraces a collaborative approach.

What we're looking for...

skills and Knowledge required

+ Demonstrates proficient expertise in using Adobe Creative Cloud software as required by the job function.

+ Understands design applications in traditional and emerging channels.

+ Contributes in developing initial creative strategies to address core marketing and business objectives.

+ Actively participates in the ideation process leveraging research, analytics and brand insights

+ States opinions clearly and can verbally describe visual concepts.

+ Produces work that adheres to brand standards, but also able to explore new interpretations of the brand and develops out-of-the-box approaches to grow the visual identity of the brand.

+ Can take direction well from creative directors.

+ Understands that all projects require attention to detail so that work is on-time, on-budget and on-strategy.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQIUREMENTS

+ Degree in design, advertising or related field preferred.

+ Minimum of three years professional level experience required; as graphic designer or art director.

+ Portfolio required.

+ External agency experience desired.

+ In-House agency experience preferred.

+ Demonstrated creative conceptualization skills.

When you join Verizon...

You'll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America's fastest and most reliable network, we're leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we're about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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