Art Director
February 27, 2007 8:51 AM

My sweet little office in San Francisco is expanding. We work in a beautifully redesigned warehouse in Potrero Hill within walking distance of fine french restaurants, the culinary academy, impeccable mexican food, anchor steam brewery, a gym and several bus lines. We drink good coffee. 4 out of 6 of our employees are pee-your-pants hilarious. The other 2 are very capable and appreciative of our antics.

The benefits are ample, the salary is generous, the company is strong.

Position Summary

Be an integral part of a growing San Francisco office of a recognized and established national Web design and development company. We are looking for an art director with excellent Web design skills who enjoys working with a team. As our company's focus is e-commerce and other "transactional" design, your portfolio should include some transactional Web sites.
If you are looking to design sites that truly accomplish something, work with a friendly team, and enjoy high ceilings, skylights and big windows, this might be the job for you. We are looking for a strong designer who is interested in improving his or her presentation and strategic skills and wants a position he or she can grow in.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create and develop concepts collaboratively with Creative Lead. Work on concepts through development, refinement of direction, and final production.
  • Develop visual design to support and accommodate user interface design, interactive design, current technology, and client requirements.
  • Participate in internal and client creative reviews to present concepts and refine direction of site as well as coordinate on the daily needs of the project.
  • Collaborate with IA, Project Management, Production, Engineering, and QA to produce and manage creative documentation, concepts and assets.
  • Support Sales Executives, Creative Leads, Program Managers, and Project Managers by scoping new/existing projects and providing timeline/project hour estimates.
  • Works with quality assurance staff to correct performance problems.
  • Conscientious of budgetary, timeline, and workflow responsibilities.
Job Specifications

Art Directors must be conceptual and strategic as well as strong designers. Candidates must have expert skills in PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash and ImageReady and a strong understanding of user interfaces design. Familiarity with HTML, CSS and ActionScript. Print knowledge and it's associated software a plus (Quark). Travel will vary - expected average: 1 to 2X a month.

Minimum 4 years of Web design experience. Advertising, Design or Interactive experience a plus. BFA (or equivalent college degree specializing in design) or equivalent on the job experience.

Must be able to communicate closely with team members to guide conceptualization and production of a project. Must be an able to grasp a client's brand and business, and be able to make intelligent choices regarding design imperatives and technical requirements.

payscale: Market
job type: full-time
posted by cior to Art/Media/Design

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