Art Director

Washington, DC
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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 REQUIREMENTSImplement a combination of strategic, conceptual and art direction skillsInspire and embrace challenges and new ways of thinkingCreate and manage original, persuasive, conceptually compelling work for campaigns, content and experiencesCollaborate with the client and various teams within AKQAWork with designers to implement primary design direction and incorporating the best design and technology practicesWorks with the creative team to learn about art direction of photography and illustrationProactively research and pursue ideas for professional developmentDemonstrates competent execution of innovative and effective digital communications and interface design across different digital platformsProficiency with the latest versions of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and other design programsQUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICSCompelling portfolio of workHigh quality of copywriting within a variety of campaigns and projectsBreadth of cultural reference pointsExceptional design aesthetic and solid typography skillsStrong organizational skills and extreme attention to detailSeeks out creative mentorship from Senior Art Directors when required