Job Description :
Job Description:
Career Level & Job Title: Senior Associate; Art Director (46427)
Duration: 3 plus months, could go perm
Start Date: ASAP
Location: NYC
Remote work allowed (y / n): No

Must have Luxury Brand Experience

Primary Responsibilities:
Apply style/brand guides if necessary in the execution of existing concepts
Ensure quality and preparation of deliverable for handoff to interactive developers, printers, client, etc.
Create layouts applying design principles such as color, typography, photographic selection, organizing elements and usability
Provide rationale for design choices; assure design meets business objectives as stated in creative brief
Define outlines and storyboards for Flash (or equivalent software) animations (identifying the range of assets to be used, the story to be told, etc)
Develop creative ideas based on criteria in creative brief and/or direction from senior leadership, collaborating with team members and copywriters
Direct 1-2 designers to help develop sketches/storyboards to present to senior team; assist in rationale and strategy for ideas in final deck
Develop style of the presentation for existing concepts/directions; determine best format to execute ideas
Help define a brand’s visual language (color palette, logo, font, etc) across a range of media (may include print, online marketing, Web site, packaging, etc) with minimal oversight
Compare a brand’s visual language to other competitors, identifying trends, etc. Provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings

Experience Guidelines:
3+ years of industry experience
Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education, industry related degree is a plus
Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
A solid working knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs Mac OS, Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator, etc.
A good working knowledge of online and offline production
Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people
Self-motivated, organized and accountable
Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members (clients a plus)
Understanding of Informational Architecture practices, motion design, and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms
Some travel may be required

Education:
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent military experience