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Art Director

Company: Working Not Working
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Do you hate storytelling, good design, and mentoring? Then you'd really hate working as an Art Director at Advoc8 in Washington, DC, USA and should stop reading now. Seriously. About The Art Director is a self-motivated creative who is focused on the daily operations of developing and executing impactful visual solutions for our portfolio of clients. This person has creative vision and supports their creative decisions with sound rationale. They understand the fundamentals of design and the importance of strategy and leverage both to develop cohesive, forward-thinking creative. The Art director is both a doer and a delegator who is motivated by collaboration, continued learning and creative excellence. ADVOC8 is an experiential communications agency. We work with corporate brands, nonprofits and associations to tell their stories by transforming existing mediums into divergent experiences that build lasting connections. We use the power of strategy based experiential storytelling to partner with brands boldly seeking to change perceptions, actions and beliefs. We prefer to push boundaries with our creative and innovate beyond the industry expected, while offering a fluid project management process. We build lasting relationships with our clients and consider ourselves extensions of their team. At ADVOC8, our approach to creativity is collaborative. All ideas are welcome, curiosity is encouraged and growth is a priority. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Art Direction, Design, Experience Design, Experiential, Management of Teams 1-10 Date Posted February 1, 2021 (Originally posted January 29, 2021) RESPONSIBILITIES
-Manage the day-to-day tasks of yourself and your creative team members to ensure projects are moving smoothly, needs are being communicated clearly and deadlines are being met
-Collaborate and communicate with project teams and manager on a daily basis, working together to move projects across the finish line
-Move approved concepts, from ideation into execution, bringing them to life through design applications
-Establish appropriate priorities, project timelines and deliverable deadlines and manage them across your team
-Communicate creative vision and delegate responsibilities as needed to creative team members
-Review design deliverables to ensure work has been completed to the highest standard
-Lead creative client communications
-Develop and implement creative with minimal oversight, keeping an open dialogue with your manager to ensure fluid transfer of pertinent information
-Ideate, workshop and design deliverables independently as projects dictate
-Identify opportunities for growth within the team, including departmental process improvement and professional development
-Evaluate the evolving needs of the company and collaborate with leadership to determine how our team can evolve alongside of those needs
-Stay up-to-date on industry trends, including design, animation, technology, events and design tools SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
-5+ years of experience in marketing, design, or advertising
-2+ years of management experience as an Art Director
-Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign and XD
-Proficiency in Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Acrobat and Google Suite
-Strong knowledge of graphic design, branding, digital design and experiential marketing; experience in video, motion design or web development is a plus
-Ample experience working directly with and presenting to a variety of client types demonstrating the ability to effectively build client relationships
-Detail-oriented, organized and efficient
-Collaborative and self-motivated with a positive, solutions-oriented mindset
-Strong communication skills
-Ability to balance multiple projects, delegate work effectively and consistently meet deadlines
-Ability to communicate creative vision verbally and visually via sketches, moodboards, or mockups
-Shows enthusiasm about both learning and mentoring This position is based at our office (under non-pandemic circumstances) in Washington D.C. with occasional travel required and the flexibility to work from home as we evolve. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, at this time we are not able to provide sponsorship. Advoc8 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to achieving a diverse workforce and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Advoc8 is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Advoc8 are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Advoc8 will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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