Lead Art Director

Location: Richmond, VA
Discipline: Marketing
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 22984
Date Added: 02/22/2022

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Profiles is seeking a Lead Art Director to join the Marketing team of a Fortune 200 Financial Services Corporation. This position is a contract assignment headquartered in McLean, VA, but contract is fully remote.

The Lead Art Director should be an experienced, innovative, and strategic Lead Art Director with a proven track record of developing and executing strong creative strategies for big brands. Someone who is a natural storyteller and LOVES creating solutions that really make a difference. 

We are looking for someone who has a grasp for the conceptual (campaign big ideas), exploratory work (competitive research, brand landscape research, mood boards, look & feel), has a credible presence during presentations, and is able to speak to their work with excitement, clarity, and passion. 

Lead Art Director Responsibilities: 

  • Create compelling marketing assets for web, direct mail, mobile, and other applicable channels that effectively balance brand and business goals and inspire consumers to act. 
  • Leverage experience working in either/both client servicing Ad-Agency or in-house creative corporate culture. 
  • Push into new channels and territories like content, video, and social. 
  • Work directly and collaboratively with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications. 
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translate business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intended audience; interpret market research and test results, as well as use findings to focus targeted marketing messages. 
  • Manage multiple concurrent jobs, as well as fill in for your Creative Director, if needed. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with a network of partner groups (digital, operations, legal, etc.) to anticipate and proactively address obstacles, and establish creative as a thought partner and ally—not just an executor of deliverables. 
  • Present (up to a senior leader level) with a convincing and inspiring style to increase buy-in and open the door for new opportunities—both for your team and department. 

Art Director Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Web Design; or equivalent Military Experience.  
  • At least 5 years of experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)  
  • At least 1 year of experience with Figma and Sketch Software .
  • At least 2 years of experience in UX/UI or wireframing. 
  • 5+ years of experience developing creative for digital and traditional marketing channels. 
  • Expert level knowledge of Adobe InDesign. 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.  
  • An impeccable eye for design, compelling imagery, and composition. 
  • The ability to inspire and drive the development of powerful, concise marketing. 
  • Strong creative strategies rooted in consumer insight and marketing objectives. 
  • Understanding of the media (print, online, mobile) and its limitations. 
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to identify, address, and incorporate emerging trends into strategic development. 
  • Online portfolio required. 

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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