With over 25 years in the creative industry as Aquent, our network of incredible design talent is unparalleled. Though we realize that no two design roles (or designers) are exactly alike, below are some of our most frequently requested design opportunities we fulfill:
Consider an Art Director your own personal Yoda. They know which design principles to employ for the production of whiz-bang interactive projects that wow end users and reach the best possible audience. They have enough programming prowess to know what's feasible across all interactive platforms and how to work with a team to ensure flawless execution.
Interactive Creative Directors are the Steven Spielbergs of interactive projects - they handle the big picture. In addition to determining the overall look and feel, they ensure that the right resources are in place - from designers to developers to copywriters - to execute dazzling creative output that achieves solid business results.
These folks live and breathe Flash. They design engaging interactive experiences that utilize everything Flash can offer, from online advertising to games, landing pages, microsites - even full site development. Not only do Flash Designers know how to build a useful site, they know how to make it melt your face (in a good way).
Here they are, artists who understand that ROI isn't a trendy new cocktail they're serving at those hipster bars in town. These folks combine visual branding, graphic elements, and typography to create knock-out imagery so stunning you'll wonder why it's not hanging in a museum somewhere. Oh, and they know something the design world doesn't always remember: Print is Not Dead.
You can't just slap something on a web page and expect people to know how to interact with it. Interactive Designers make sure your website or application sucks users in with a design approach that resonates with your target, meets your business objectives and stays within the bounds of what's technically possible in the real world (or something like it).
These doyens of design not only ensure that your products fly off shelves, they guarantee your customers won't curse your good name when they try to open it. Natural born leaders, their team walks the fine line between art and commerce and encloses it all into a beautifully-designed blister pack.
These lightning-paced designers work with everyone from VPs to the graphics department to create stunning presentations and the equally stunning books that accompany them. They're kings (and queens) of the last minute, it-needs-to-be-down-there-NOW changes. They create highly inspired sales pitches to keep an audience engaged and electrified.
These cats are the jazz musicians of the graphic design world. In a word, they've got the chops to jam through even the knottiest of print jobs without missing a beat. From margins and bleeds to master pages, these Pantone players tear up the whole Creative Suite.
User Interface (UI) Designers are the Sigmund Freuds of any interactive project. They know how people tick, and how to place content on a page in a way that gets users addicted to your online experience. They also know what it takes to make people buy your products online - and keep them coming back for more.
User Experience (UX) Designers are data junkies who can generate interactive experiences to satisfy even the most specific of audiences. They know the importance of putting yourself in the shoes of a user, and know exactly how to take an interactive project from soup (user analysis) to nuts (personas, site maps, taxonomies, and wireframes).
Visual Designers create emotional connections with customers through visual branding, graphic elements, iconography, and typography. They balance graphic design with an understanding of human responses to various types of imagery. And the way they breathe life and emotion into your website or application makes them seem a little bit like E.T.
Masters of the balance between form and function, Web Designers are pros at developing user interfaces that engage - and retain - visitors. They're up on what the latest tech can do, and they utilize every last drop of designer-y goodness to deliver an experience that is both easy to navigate and gorgeous to look upon.
Web Production Artists know everything there is to know about putting web pages together. From optimizing graphics to making a web page work across various platforms and browsers, these talented folks ensure that form follows function on any given web project.