Assistant Art Director Job Description

Assistant Art Director Job Description

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Assistant art director provides course instruction in any of the following areas: design research, production, publication design, branding an identity using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop on MacIntosh.

Assistant Art Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Select and contact illustrators
Attend all turn-ins for newspaper (ROP) and magazine advertising and create shoot charts with attention to detail to styling notes, ad sizes
Collaborating with external suppliers, partners and agencies to ensure consistent quality
Receives direction or advice from Senior Creative Director, but is expected to bring ideas and present solutions to issues raised
Design magazine and digital pages that reflect and elevate our brand standards
Work closely with our Art, Photo, Editorial, and Digital departments to create compelling content
Guide stories though the entire design /production process
Commission photography, illustrations, and infographics
Responsibility of handling art and print production for the publications in the Medical Communications portfolio--i.e
Review all creative deliverables throughout the design and production process

Assistant Art Director Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Assistant Art Director

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the assistant art director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Art, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Design, Graphic Arts, Education, Arts, Architecture, Commercial Art, Theater

Skills for Assistant Art Director

Desired skills for assistant art director include:

Photoshop
Illustrator
Drupal
Facebook
MS Word
Quark XPress
Tumblr
Twitter
Four-color print processes
InDesign

Desired experience for assistant art director includes:

Collaborating with production and post-production teams, ensuring that you are conscious of timelines
Expert in idea generation, collaboration with copy and photography creative partners
Develop seasonal collateral materials, mailers, in store signage, packaging, identity, for TH anchor stores and wholesale in collaboration with wholesale partners
Concept development, design and production of creative materials for all marketing projects for Retail, Wholesale, Licensing
Support development and execution of all collateral materials for seasonal runway shows, including invitations, run of shows, signage
Ability to work both independently in a collaborative team environment

Assistant Art Director Examples

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Assistant Art Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of assistant art director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for assistant art director
  • Work closely with Studio Director, Art Director, and/or Category Manager to deliver artwork to meet key time lines for retailer specials while maintaining the integrity of the product and PMG’s design leadership role in the industry
  • Work with Art Directors to assure continuity of design and adherence to CNN design standards
  • Utilize multiple graphics delivery systems to develop, test and implement graphics
  • Motivate, train and manage other members of the department and actively contribute to overall creative atmosphere of the Graphics department
  • Work with individual program Producers and CNN management to develop time and budgetary guidelines for department and individual projects
  • Direct the efforts of staff and freelance Art Directors/Designers and technical staff, as assigned, to provide design elements
  • Oversee the execution of contracts with design vendors, and assume responsibility for actual production of set design, animation and music creation
  • Keep abreast of new developments in related technologies to maintain state-of-the-art look and presentation
  • Supervise continuing education of staff members, and provide input on new equipment purchases
  • Travel as necessary to personally direct the creation and placement of production design elements
Qualifications for assistant art director
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects with adherence to deadlines and budgets
  • Must have 3+ years working as a Senior Graphic Designer or 2+ years as an Art Director
  • Must have a strong understanding of design fundamentals and able to apply Overwatch design values on a wide variety of media projects
  • Must be willing to complete a test if requested to do so
  • College degree in Graphic Arts, Fine Arts, Theater, Commercial Art or Architecture, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience working with and leading/anchoring a team of designers
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Assistant Art Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of assistant art director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for assistant art director
  • Responsible for all phases of graphic design from concept to completion including the design of websites, html emails, sales materials, brochures, magazines, multimedia presentations, billboards, digital ads, and in-stadium signage
  • Work with university and Sun Devil Athletics staff to develop ideas and efficient design systems and brand standards to produce a large body of work
  • Work closely with Sun Devil Athletics directors and delegates and will play a critical role in reporting progress, establishing priorities, coordinating with other designers working on related projects, and training others on the Athletics and University brand standards
  • Will be required to understand and adhere to a variety of university brand standards, FERPA policies, SDA, NCAA and Pac-12 compliance policies
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with professional organizations, contractors, university administrators, coaches, faculty and staff
  • Represent the Enterprise Marketing Hub and serve on various department and university workgroups
  • Participate and may facilitate planning meetings, review sessions, photo direction, and brainstorming
  • Reorganize and prioritize meetings when the calendar is full and an additional meeting needs to happen
  • Art Direction of studio photography and photo editing
  • Concept, design and execute assets for social marketing
Qualifications for assistant art director
  • You are curious and constantly self-improve as a leader and as an artist
  • Exceptional typography skills with knowledge of proper kerning, tracking, leading
  • Minimum of 4-5 years experience as Art Designer or Designer in medium-oriented environment
  • Experience with Vizrt software or comparable program(s) beneficial
  • Heavy emphasis in electronic graphic arts, scenic set design and construction, drafting, theatrical lighting, wardrobe and/or make-up preferred but not required
  • College degree in Art or related field or equivalent work experience required
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an assistant art director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for assistant art director
  • Ensure consistency of design/layout and adherence to the brands standards, and ensure highest design standards are maintained
  • Aligns layout design with merchandising goals/objectives
  • Establishes and adhere to schedules for design and layout reviews
  • Delivers presentations to team and/or senior creative staff
  • Researches new approaches and evolve layouts and templates
  • Provide leadership for the Business Office that provides business, human resources, payroll, and research support for the School of Art and Design, including supervision of staff
  • Responsible for providing meaningful, timely and accurate financial reporting to school director and to faculty on their ICR, HASS, gift and sponsored project accounts
  • Act as the primary liaison for the school to units within the Office of Business and Financial Services, Internal Audits, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants and Contracts
  • Ensure that financial, purchasing and human resource transactions are processed in an efficient and cost-effective manner in compliance with university policies and procedures
  • Establish, modify, and maintain financial file and record keeping systems to support the administrative and accounting functions performed by the business office
Qualifications for assistant art director
  • Master of Fine Arts degree required
  • Must be broadly skilled in a variety of technical processes with an emphasis on carpentry/welding with significant safety experience
  • Must demonstrate strong personal communication skills in assisting students
  • The minimum technical qualification for this position is in-depth training and work experience in technically related fields
  • 4-year degree in art or graphic design or equivalent experience
  • Must have a good eye for color and sense of humor to design articles, covers and collateral material
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an assistant art director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for assistant art director
  • Provide training and guidance for school personnel on procurement activities
  • Manage the business office staff to provide a high level of customer service, teamwork, efficiency, and effectiveness
  • Recommend and develop draft policies relating to business and human resource functions of the school
  • Receives direction or advice from Global Online Art Director, but is expected to bring ideas and present solutions to issues raised
  • Works with art director to determine how best to tell stories visually and prioritize how to display the stories
  • Reviews advertising layouts and develops a visual plan that best represents each story
  • Follows through to completion all assignments
  • Produces creative layouts and presentation of stories within the boundaries of established styles and design
  • Manages and hires illustrators to represent stories visually
  • Provides feedback for graphics and photos to pull together the best assets for each story
Qualifications for assistant art director
  • You have a portfolio that backs up your ability to set a marketable artistic vision
  • Must be able to work with illustrators and photographers art directors and editors
  • Web design skills are a plus
  • Self-starter on projects with little direction from supervision
  • Experience with vendor relations
  • Experience applying human-centered, insights-driven design process
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Assistant Art Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of assistant art director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for assistant art director
  • Produces pages that reflect the high journalistic standards of the WSJ
  • Participates in the conversations for weekly and future section planning
  • Provides input on digital presentation of stories
  • Fills in for Art Director as needed
  • Working with each brand’s design director to maintain the look of both magazines while continuing to push each brand’s visual identity
  • Working with editors to visually illustrate and strengthen their ideas for FOB stories
  • Working with the photo team to plan and execute photo shoots
  • Layout and design of print editorial pages from concept to final production
  • Collaborate with art and editorial teams in future story ideation
  • Provide design support for digital editorial content (social, e-newsletter drives)
Qualifications for assistant art director
  • You have an infectious passion for games, art and WoW that inspires your team to work to their highest potential
  • You think broad strokes and make decisive decisions with enough clarity to align a team and enough flexibility that you don’t need to own every detail
  • Experience in implementing, leading and coordinating best-in-class, branded communications (both print and electronic)
  • Experience in creating static graphics and animation designed in ways that deepen engagement with the brand
  • Experience in designing for an athletics-based brand
  • Experience designing for time and across media in a user's journey

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