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A Fortune 200 Financial Services Corporation is seeking an Art Director to join the internal creative team for a long-term onsite contract opportunity in Plano, TX

Art Director Responsibilities:

  • Work directly and collaboratively with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications.
  • May act as a liaison to outside agencies and production services, and monitors creative intent.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translates business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively.
  • Demonstrate understanding of intended audience; interprets market research and test results and can use findings to focus targeted marketing messages.
  • Facilitate brainstorm sessions; recognizes ideas that should go forward.
  • Monitor projects to ensure creative intent is not diluted.

Art Director Requirements: 

  • 4-year degree (preferred) in design or similar discipline.
  • 6+ years design and art direction experience.
  • Web, mobile and social experience a plus.
  • Self-organized and manages multiple concurrent jobs.
  • Portfolio: Mid to High-budget print, digital and experiential projects and campaigns involving supervising other designers.
  • Demonstrates industry, conceptual and technical diversity.
  • Within portfolio: unusual or unconventional formats; brochures, videos, storyboards, ad comps, showing evidence of "thinking outside the box" while achieving goals.
  • Industry Knowledge: Direct Mail and/or web design experience required within any industry, (Financial Services, preferred).
  • Brings processes, technology or people solutions to the table with regard to the design or print process.
  • Proven ability to coach and challenge design team to improve the effectiveness of creative.
  • Technical Knowledge: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat are required. Sketch is preferred.
  • Web program experience also helpful: Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver.

About Profiles

An award-winning Marketing and Creative Technology staffing agency, Profiles places the highest caliber candidates in Fortune 500 companies and successful organizations across the country. Our experienced recruiters focus on candidates drawn from the top 20% of job seekers nationwide. Profiles professionals are available for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, Profiles has regional offices in Philadelphia, Richmond and Washington D.C.

Have you considered a contract position? Profiles offers the following benefits: competitive salary; 401(k) plan; weekly paycheck and bonus pay; health, vision and dental insurance; online software and soft skill training.

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