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New York, USA
Senior art director
at Doubleday & Cartwright

Doubleday & Cartwright has an opening for a senior art director to join its firm in New York, USA.

Senior art director

Department: creative
Reports to: creative directors

Position summary

As senior art director at Doubleday & Cartwright, you are responsible for creating visual assets that can be used across all advertising channels including online, film, television and print, experiential. You work within the parameters of a brief agreed upon with the client, creative director, planning and account teams. You develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the approximate media and style to meet the client’s objectives.

Role qualifications

Organisational:

  • ability to manage various and multiple projects at once
  • ability to strategically approach a creative project, problem, or situation
  • teamplayer that understand the dynamics, constraints and brief of a project

Technical:

  • working together with art, copy, strategy, and PM staff to provide creative, strategically sound solutions for client, in-house and new business needs
  • proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and broad knowledge of the latest design and image processing software
  • a thorough understanding of photography, typography, digital and print processes
  • proficiency creating production-ready assets for print and digital media
  • excellent time management and organisational skills
  • working with others in the creative department to develop conceptual abilities
  • interpret the client’s business needs and developing a visual concept to suit their purpose
  • think creatively to produce new ideas and concepts across media
  • preparing rough drafts of material based on agreed brief
  • presenting visual concepts to creative directors, business directors and clients
  • working with a wide range of media, including photography, illustration and design programs
  • designing presentations and materials for new business pitches and agency communications
  • contributing to interactive design and banner production
  • developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos and website
  • keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs
  • working collaboratively with a team of copywriters, PMs, producers, photographers, stylists, illustrators, designers, web developers and clients

Demonstrated complete understanding of:

  • colour theory and colour relationships
  • typographic terms that identify type forms and the specifications required to refer to typographic settings (i.e., points, leading, picas, kerning, tracking, cap-height, x-height etc.)
  • perspective and space relationships
  • page composition and grid structures
  • print production process, knowledge of production techniques and file prep procedures
  • photography and the photographic process
  • work closely with PMs to schedule and monitor all projects
  • provide accurate time and cost estimates for each tactic
  • perform executional tasks, as briefed by creative director

Philosophical:

  • accuracy and attention to detail
  • an understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • a passion for all things design
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • ability to identify, incorporate and complement a brand’s ethos into active briefs and projects
  • experienced at designing at small through large scale brand projects
  • foster a culture and an environment that is conducive to creative development
  • make creative sessions a ‘safe’ place where all participants are heard and respected, resulting in superior creative solutions

Position responsibilities:

  • attend and/or lead client meetings and pitches
  • present concepts to clients
  • plan, develop, and defend creative recommendations, goals, and timelines
  • accountable to creative director for scope, deliverables and timelines
  • execute creative efforts to ensure they are on strategy and on schedule
  • maintain accurate and current knowledge of new design techniques, trends and applicable software
  • work in conjunction with creative director to ensure the success of active projects

Reporting to this position

Freelance team members eg. illustrators, designers, in addition to delegated senior and junior design staff.

Key performance indicators:

  • quality and proficiency of creative
  • growth and ambition within projects
  • good teammate and creative partner

Please submit applications using the ‘apply’ link below.

www.doubledayandcartwright.com

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