Art Director

Washington, DC
May 19, 2017
May 22, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
Art Director Creatives at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insight to create and bring to life beautiful ideas that move the world Skilled storytellers and conceptors they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop labors of love that delight customers and deliver results for clients Art Directors play essential roles in the strategy conception and design of beautiful ideas products and services They bring exceptional creative thought and craft output delivering projects from brief to end user They approach every brief with fresh eyes and avoids familiar solutions while generating useful usable ideas across all existing and emerging platforms Located on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington DC as part of AKQA you will have access to world renowned thought leadership from influential authors athletes artists and entrepreneurs ROLE REQUIREMENTS Implement a combination of strategic conceptual and art direction skills Inspire and embrace challenges and new ways of thinking Create and manage original persuasive conceptually compelling work for campaigns content and experiences Collaborate with the client and various teams within AKQA Work with designers to implement primary design direction and incorporating the best design and technology practices Works with the creative team to learn about art direction of photography and illustration Proactively research and pursue ideas for professional development Demonstrates competent execution of innovative and effective digital communications and interface design across different digital platforms Proficiency with the latest versions of Illustrator Photoshop InDesign and other design programs QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS Compelling portfolio of work High quality of copywriting within a variety of campaigns and projects Breadth of cultural reference points Exceptional design aesthetic and solid typography skills Strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail Seeks out creative mentorship from Senior Art Directors when required