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Art Director Needed
COMPANY:
Burnt Creative
JOB LEVEL:
Mid-Level Staff
FIELD:
Web Design
JOB FUNCTIONS:
Art Direction/Graphic Design, Client Relationships, Staff Development
DESCRIPTION
Burnt Creative is a a down-to-earth design firm with a variety of clients, each with unique needs and products. We focus on the simplicity and necessity of design strategy and branding, and we're in need of a part-time or project-based Art Director that is eager to grow with us.

Note: Strong background in design is preferred.

Reports to: Creative Director
Supervises: Graphic Designers, Freelance Graphic Designer(s), Interns

Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree (4 years); degree in advertising, communication design or visual arts is preferred.
• 3+ years design experience in an agency setting is required
• If no degree is possessed, then 5+ years related experience in an agency setting is required.
• 1-2 years of supervisory experience required.
• Must possess strong computer skills. Mac operating platform is a must. PC knowledge is a plus.
• Thorough knowledge of the following software applications is required; Adobe Creative Suite.

Objective: To routinely conceptualize creative solutions that effectively communicate the strategic intent for each tactic within the assigned product(s).

Job Responsibilities:
Primary Responsibilities: Art Direction/Graphic Design
• Personally work on the graphic development of current and future products
• Possess solid understanding of the science and market dynamics of assigned product(s)
• Work closely with the Account Manager to schedule and monitor all projects
• Provide accurate time and cost estimates for each tactic
• Perform miscellaneous tasks, as directed by Creative Director.

Secondary Responsibilities: Client Relationships
• Advise client on all technical visual recommendations and/or issues
• Help facilitate both the input and creative meetings
• Assist in making presentations to clients

Tertiary Responsibilities: Staff Development
• Provide detailed direction to designers
• Assist in the education and development of designers

Growth Path:
Increased responsibilities and direct reports as the Agency and its affiliates continue to grow. As a general guide, Art Directors will be trained and developed to become Senior Art Directors.
SPECIFIC SKILLS
Skills Required:
• Mastered composition techniques (multiple elements and interactive pieces) in producing polished final pieces (i.e. attention to detail)
• Comprehensive computer photo-retouching and image development skills
• Demonstrated complete understanding of:
• Color theory and color 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 correct disking procedures.
• Photography and the photographic process.

Demonstrated ability to:
• Communicate thorough knowledge of assigned product(s).
• Provide effective direction at photo shoots.
• Effectively check and approve work on press.
• Effectively collect electronic materials for output.
• Effectively handle multiple assignments at one time.
• Manage challenging situations both internally and with the client.
• Command respect of freelancers and designers and be able to effectively oversee their work.
SUBMISSION DETAILS
Please submit resume and portfolio to info@burnt-creative.com
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