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Art Director

Swoon San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: 7 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Swoon is Now Hiring!!!

Job Title: Art Director

3-6 Month Contract

Location: San Francisco, CA

• Works across agency teams (accounts, pm, strategy, development) to produce top-notch, cross-disciplinary interactive work
• Collaborates with project teams and UX team to plan, analyze, organize and execute assigned projects
• Stewards the look, tone and feel of client brand
• Creates a wide range of ideas/designs to ensure the creative execution supports the brand strategy, under the direction of CD or ACD
• Develops and designs the aesthetics, visual design and layouts of digital and print projects
• Creates a range of ideas and designs to ensure the art direction and visual presentation supports the concepts
• Partners with copywriters to develop ideas that are on-brief and on-strategy
• Prepares materials from client presentation through studio hand off
• Takes ownership and presents creative to internal teams and clients
• Contributes on concept/pitch work to open new business and grow existing relationships
• Identifies opportunities to innovate and grow with client based on client needs and pain points

Skills & Requirements:
• Awesome attitude
• 3-5 years of experience as an Art Director at creative, advertising or interactive agency. Leadership experience required
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Brilliant aesthetic and a passion for all things design
• Hands-on understanding of fundamental principles of digital marketing
• Knowledge of industry relevant multimedia software/programs: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, etc
• Clear focus on speed, efficiency and quality of execution
• Experience in designing email, landing pages and/or interfaces
• Ability to creative vector illustrations and gifs to help tell a story
• Strong comprehension and execution in User Experience around a multitude of interactive channels
• Pixel perfect attention to deal and ability to follow brand style guides
• Understanding of Information Architecture and Systems
• Contributes to the creation of the brand style and brand voice guide and quality of the creative materials from client presentation through final production.
• Illustration/sketch skills preferred
• Strong conceptual/ideation experience
• Great in a crowd (i.e. strong presentation skills, great personality, quick-thinking)
• Presents to clients and/or internal groups as needed to sell and defend work
• Passion for new technology, mobile trends & tech innovation
• Functional understanding of technology, programming languages and developmental requirements
• Upholds agency’s creative standards while continually seeking new ideas and services
• Good sense of aesthetic when selecting stock photography and illustrated art
• Works with pre-media on color correction and photo retouching
• Be able to design and suggest specs within established budgets in both digital and print environments
• Refined skills of typography, practicing knowledge of information design.
• Manages multiple projects and/or mentor less experienced peers
• Maintains file-management, using consistent naming conventions and procedures


Why Work Here?

Our focus is on the people first, and the placement second and we live by our mantra “Listen. Place. Care.”

Swoon connects with job candidates one-on-one to learn exactly who they are and understand which of our Fortune 1000 clients would have their dream jobs. We form relationships, not just connections, and we pride ourselves on our contractor care initiatives. Our accomplishments continue to increase each year, and we have received some of the highest honors in the industry. We were named a “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2014.


San Francisco, CA