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Art Director

Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH.
Company Description:

At Axis41, we believe in following insight first, and instincts second. Building meaningful relationships with customers starts with understanding what they’re thinking, feeling, and wanting to do. That’s how we can reach them in the best, most relevant ways and improve their interaction with organizations and brands. Our strategists and UX designers build upon those insights, working together to create experiences that establish and strengthen relationships and deliver incredible experiences

Job Description:

Why we want you:

If you are able to create surprising new solutions to old problems, take great and turn it into amazing, and hone a project down to it’s perfect essence, then we want you on our team. We are looking for an art director who is as obsessed with the tiny details as they are with the big picture. Someone who can lead others to create beautiful and simple solutions, by example.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead break-through brand expressions, campaign creative, and digital forward design
  • Bring a human-centered mentality to every project
  • Design elegant, thoughtful solutions for complex digital workflows through the use of type, hierarchy, interactions, and design patterns
  • Be highly creative, motivated, and enjoyable to work with
  • Translate a brief into its creative parts
  • Determine how to best represent a concept visually
  • Develop the overall visual expression of a project
  • Oversee design projects, from concept to delivery
  • Help define and carry out strategic initiatives
  • Present and defend ideas to internal teams and clients.
  • Deliver beautiful, simple, and strategic experiences that users can relate to
  • Work across digital, app, print, and environmental formats
  • Create original conceptual artwork
  • Maintain brand consistency
  • Work with project managers to create project plans, budgets, and timelines
  • Collaborate with other creatives, strategists, account executives, developers, and clients
  • Employ and teach best practice skills regarding typography, file housekeeping, production for release to a printer or developer
  • Review, comment, and approve creative from other designers
  • Work with design team to create presentations
  • Inspire others by thinking beyond the obvious.
  • Stay current with industry tools and trends

 

Qualifications:
  • 8+ years proven experience as an Art Director or similar role
  • Ability to think strategically on your own as well as in a group
  • Ability to create strong brands and be a steward for already established brands
  • Strong aesthetic sensibilities
  • Ability to create thought-provoking, creative solutions
  • Refined verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate why specific creative decisions were made to stakeholders
  • Professional, considerate, and passionate
  • Superb organizational skills to coordinate complicated projects
  • Attention to visual, technical, and mechanical details
  • Ability to talk technical jargon with developer team, (basic HTML/CSS skills a plus)
  • Ability to build strong relationships and generate opportunities for repeat business
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with a team
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • Solid knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (XD, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Additional Information:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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