Senior Art Director Job Description

Senior Art Director Job Description

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Senior art director provides graphic design capabilities using various software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Flash, InDesign, etc., in support of web design, newsletters, and other graphical support as required by the customer in support of all web-based applications.

Senior Art Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Oversee photography, work with producer in booking of models and photographers
Help manage the production of all collateral materials related to events including collateral materials
Consistently drive creative behind each creative brief
Partner with copywriters to advance ideas, develop campaigns and deliver both a unique visual look and a strong “voice” to each and every execution
Be a valuable partner with the Account, Strategy and Project Management teams to ensure that all work delivers on the creative brief
Owner of delivering exceptional creative work on time, and on budget
Continue to drive and enhance the visual look, tone and feel of all of the work
Lead the creative through the production process
Design a wide range of complex projects including catalog covers, pages, ads, brochures, gift cards, truck/boat wraps, signage, posters and logos
Discuss and review creative projects, with Creative Manager and and/or client

Senior Art Director Qualifications

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

Education for Senior Art Director

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior art director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Design, Advertising, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Art, Art Direction, Composition, Media Design, Technology, Visual Communications

Skills for Senior Art Director

Desired skills for senior art director include:

Digital landscape
Adobe Creative Suite
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Fashion and retail
PowerPoint
Flash
CSS
Client’s business

Desired experience for senior art director includes:

Knowledge of and experience with production including digital, video, photography, event and print/collateral
Work experience includes time at a leading advertising or public relations agency
Portfolio that shows a range of styles and types of clients including food, technology and healthcare
Ability to play a strategic role on account teams – a thinker, not just a doer
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with both creative and account teams
Speed and agility in the usual range of creative software

Senior Art Director Examples

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Senior Art Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a senior art director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior art director
  • Attend meetings and keep abreast of upcoming projects, campaigns and photoshoots
  • Execute effective time management while prioritizing dynamic work processes relative to pagination, product turn-over
  • Works with the Design Director on art/concept planning on feature layouts some FOB design when needed
  • Provide creative thought leadership in the development of high-quality print and broadcast, environmental, experiential and digital design
  • Create a range of concepts and designs for each project that supports the strategy and concept
  • Communicate visual concepts and proposed executions
  • Collaborate with client services, technology, strategy and external suppliers
  • Confidently juggle several projects at the same time
  • Play an active role in new business acquisition and organic growth
  • Complete any tasks assigned
Qualifications for senior art director
  • Fun attitude and mature social skills within the department and company
  • Proven ability to concept and produce strategically–focused, multi-media content campaigns that produce results for clients
  • Consistently takes initiative and is capable of thriving in a high-pressure, highly-dynamic environment
  • Ability to work across geographies remotely
  • 7+ years experience, 2+ years in a leadership position
  • Multiple years management experience effectively leading and developing creative teams consisting of graphic designers, artists, copywriters and/or production staff
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Senior Art Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior art director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior art director
  • Work with the company’s CMS (Creating Pages, Updating Content )
  • Understand our target audience needs and other motivating factors relating to user experience
  • Work in an Agile POD system with dedicated writer, business partners and analysts to drive deposit growth via integrated acquisition and retention campaigns
  • Lead and participate in brainstorming sessions to generate ideas
  • Collaborate with copywriters and web/graphic designers to formulate creative strategy and develop concepts
  • Positive outlook and attitude, able to build good rapport with team members
  • Consistently deliver high-quality work on time
  • Ability to create advertising/marketing conceptual design across all channels
  • Have an appreciation for the relationship between textual and visual elements
  • Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for user experience for all platforms
Qualifications for senior art director
  • Previous CRM development is desired
  • Photo shoot direction/experience and/or experience producing top-quality fashion photography for women's apparel retailer is a plus
  • Ability to motivate and work within a collaborative team environment and adapt to emerging priorities and unexpected challenges
  • Superb typographic, design and production skills
  • Practical knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and/or other industry comparable tools
  • Ability to articulate and sell concepts to management through creative presentation
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior art director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior art director
  • Maintains awareness of the latest advertising and marketing trends in the advertising/marketing industry, in web, social media and print
  • An eye for details, and must be detail oriented
  • Support your design work using all available insights including customer feedback, quantitative data and usability findings
  • Present concepts in fully-produced pitches to the internal team outside clients
  • Adhere to demands of production schedule
  • Work with the creative director, copywriter and designers to develop on-strategy, on-brand concepts, layouts and videos
  • Participate in input sessions by asking smart questions that could help uncover brilliant ideas
  • Work through strategic challenges that could benefit from your experience and insights
  • Stay connected to your work to ensure a flawless finish
  • Provide art direction and design support for a range of clients and project types
Qualifications for senior art director
  • Understanding of capabilities and restrictions of selected technologies in the online space (HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, Flash, etc)
  • A professional portfolio demonstrating creative fashion expertise for brand oriented retailers
  • Skilled in providing direction and driving to project completion
  • Must have managed a team or individuals within a creative group
  • Must have a strong understanding of photography process and the ability to lead your project through the shoot and post production phases
  • Must be a good creative partner with creative teams and other departments that are part of the creative process
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Senior Art Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior art director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for senior art director
  • Develop concepts that reflect the agreed upon strategy that are appropriate for the client’s brand personality and tone
  • Maintain consistently high standards that will enhance the agency-client relationship
  • Helping drive overall creative direction on key clients
  • Reporting to a Creative Director but as part of a larger creative team, which includes working with copywriters, collaborating with Strategists, digital experts, producers and an Executive Creative Director
  • Help shape the visual expression of the brand
  • Serve as resource, mentor and coach for design staff to improve the quality of their work
  • May provide direction to photographers and stylists on photo and video shoots
  • Reporting to a Creative Director but as part of a larger creative team, which includes working with copywriters, all overseen by a Strategist and an Executive Creative Director
  • Produce exceptional work for assigned projects that works across multiple channels, such as digital, email marketing, social, print, retail, broadcast, packaging, and collateral
  • Design key art and produce all assets needed for projects as required by the creative services manager
Qualifications for senior art director
  • Must have solid written and verbal skills and be comfortable presenting within team settings
  • 7+ years of experience as an Art Director, preferably within an advertising agency or in-house creative department
  • Must have experience in print, broadcast/video and digital creative and production
  • Need to be skilled in providing direction and driving to project completion
  • Must have a strong understanding of photography process, and ability to lead your project through the shoot and post production phases
  • MUST be able to provide an electronic portfolio/samples of work
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Senior Art Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior art director. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior art director
  • Keep track of timelines and internal processes, keeping other team members updated in every step of each project
  • Work with Photography Production Manager to bring shoot concepts to life from pre-production and on set with photographer and crew
  • Maintain best practices for file and server management, including the consistent application of naming conventions, file/folder organization, versioning control, job slugs, and more
  • Proficiency with image manipulation, color-correction, scanning
  • Possess a positive and respectful attitude when working with colleagues, associates, and partners
  • Keep current on the latest techniques of design, graphics, layout, typography, and photography
  • Works with Integrated team to develop creative concepts and executions of assigned product(s)
  • Leads photo shoots, both location and table top, including prep, styling, and editing
  • Help define a brand’s visual language (color palette, logo, font, ) across digital mediums
  • Compare a brand’s visual language to other competitors, identifying trends, Provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings
Qualifications for senior art director
  • 8+ years of experience in beauty/fashion/media industries
  • Keen interest and knowledge of fashion, beauty, media and design trends
  • Experience in both model and product photography art direction strongly preferred, or expertise in either
  • Fluent understanding of current social and digital trends and technologies
  • Knowledge of design, color separations and printing
  • World-class creative video portfolio

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