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Art Director / Designer


Jul 24, 2018

San Diego, CA

Temp To Perm

Agent: Jamie N.

Job #: 135850

Salary: DOE

Job Description

Our client, a full service digital agency downtown San Diego, seeks a hands-on Art Director/Designer to join their team in a full-time, temp-to-hire capacity!

The Art Director leads the Creative Department and collaborates with cross-functional teams to deliver marketing services to clients. An essential function is to provide the creative direction, manage the creative team, lead client presentations with the agency’s vision, and hands-on design from concept through production.

Essential Job Functions

● Oversee design projects from conception, review, revisions to approval, ensuring quality along the way while providing detailed, constructive art direction on team member’s creative

● Primarily hands on-creation of digital marketing graphics, ideas, and concepts including but limited to: responsive WordPress website design, email marketing, social media graphics, infographics, campaigns and contests, digital advertising (display ads, social media, animated ads)

● Graphic design tasks including sizing images and creation of new graphics, design comps, and short video/animation ● Secondarily hands on creation of print design including but not limited to: brochures, flyers, catalogs, business cards, trade show banners, product packaging, in-store POP

● Branding and identity development such as logo, color palette, fonts, brand style style guide and business packages ● Capture photography and short video for various types of campaigns and uses

● Collaborate with Strategist and cross functional team to develop concepts that meet client goals, expectations and requested messaging

● Lead brainstorm, pitch meetings, and client presentations of creative work

● Communicate with our Web Development team to ensure best practices for design

● Communicate with Client Services to gain and maintain an understanding of our clients branding, expectations and goals

● Maintain and continue to improve on creative quality output that follows strategy, branding, requirements, guidelines, and best practices


Client Description:

What They Offer

● Positive, inclusive, team oriented work environment

● Guided training

● Fun company events

● Fun downtown San Diego location near the Gaslamp

​ ● Paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, parking reimbursement and healthcare to qualifying employees


Preferred Qualifications

● BFA, BA or higher (Graphic Design, Advertising or similar)

● Digital/advertising agency experience

● Minimum 4 years of paid working experience with relevant job duties in the digital marketing industry or similar

Skills & Knowledge

● Works well within a team oriented, process driven, structured environment but can also work independently

● Keen eye for design that is modern, current, and relevant to each client and is on brand

● Expert in Adobe CS required (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

● A foundational understanding of WordPress required

● Video production/editing, HTML5, GIFs experience is a plus

● Ability to work within a fast-paced, high pressure agency environment while managing multiple projects at once. Must be flexible and adaptable to changes.

● Ability to produce creative and quality work within time restraints

● Solutions oriented, takes initiative and accountability

● Expert understanding of online marketing technologies and marketing/advertising principles

● Clear and direct communicator with good listening skills

● Excellent phone and email communication skills, and grammar

● Google calendar, screen sharing, and conferencing tools

● Professional applications of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs

● Experience in MailChimp, Asana and Slack a plus

● Ability to learn quickly and retain information and directio​n

● Strong presentation skills


Want more details about this and other San Diego, CA opportunities? Meet Jamie Neal!

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