Senior Art Director

Evident is looking for a current or aspiring Senior Art Director to lead our team of graphic designers in creating campaigns that can bring about positive change.

Job Description

Main Tasks

  • Works closely with the creative director, senior copywriter, and creative team members in all stages of the creative process, from brainstorming to execution
  • Produces creative concepts and executions across multiple platforms for client briefs and new business pitches
  • Establishes compelling art direction, visual style, and tone for all creative output
  • Ensures that materials are clear, concise, and persuasive in bringing the strategy to life
  • Creates visual and interactive content that can educate, motivate, empower, and affect positive change
  • Manages and mentors a team of designers to ensure smooth delivery of tasks and continuous professional development
  • Inspires teammates and other agency associates with creativity, personality, and work ethic
  • Coordinates with the internal account team to ensure that team creative output meets the requirements of the client brief

Specific Tasks: Strategy and Planning

  • Contributes to creative campaign pitches for potential clients
  • Contributes in the ideation of content calendars for social media and web-based newsletters
  • Meets with clients to present project updates and new design directions
  • Provides recommendations to clients during design consultations
  • Researches on trends, technologies, and processes in the field of marketing communication and design
  • Performs visual audits and provides recommendations for clients’ existing digital presence
  • Participates in client workshops upon training by Evident

Specific Tasks: Production

  • Designs, develops, and manages visual branding for Evident and its clients
  • Creates and directs engaging and compelling visual content such as infographics, social cards, GIFs, illustrations, photos, and videos
  • Oversees work of partner web designers and developers during the production, development and deployment stage: wireframes, mockups, prototypes, web development, testing, deployment
  • Checks the quality of all visual output
  • Oversees photo or video shoots
  • Supervises in-house video editing 

Specific Tasks: Management

  • Manages and directs a team of graphic designers to meet the goals of the company
  • Monitors and assesses the individual performance of designers and interns 
  • Interviews and selects potential hires and external suppliers
  • Assigns tasks judiciously amongst designers, interns, and freelancers
  • Develops timelines and manages production of assets and output for the design team
  • Implements and improves intra- and inter-departmental processes to ensure efficiency of workflows
  • Ensures that all work of the design team are submitted in a timely manner
  • Mentors junior members of the design team to enable further professional development 
  • Regularly coordinates with creative director and senior copywriter regarding team projects and members

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ideally 6-7 years' significant experience in advertising, design, or visual communication
  • Strong portfolio with demonstrated examples of work across multiple channels including web, mobile, social, and experiential
  • Clear understanding of the creative process and capable of delivering projects on strat, on time, and on budget
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and with a fast-paced team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Capability to produce creative work that can achieve client and business goals
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptualize creatively
  • Adept at managing a team: displays leadership, maturity, responsibility, and responsiveness
  • Demonstrates accountability and is a team player

Key Competencies

  • Art Direction
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Organizational Skills
  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Communication Skills

Technical Skills

  • Digital Composition
  • Illustration
  • Storyboarding
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (advanced)
  • Basic Video Editing 
  • Basic Motion Graphics

Nice To Have

  • Basic photography skills
  • Wireframing skills
  • Familiarity with Web UX
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp and WordPress

Soft Skills

  • Displays an innovative attitude when accomplishing tasks and approaching goals
  • Develops a close working relationship with the other team members
  • Maintains flexibility and adaptability in the workplace
  • Maintains a sense of honesty, integrity, and confidentiality in the conduct of responsibilities
  • Proactively identifies ways to improve the efficiency of the team
  • Commits to continuous learning and development

What's next?

For interested applicants, please send a copy of your comprehensive CV, portfolio, and cover letter to Fatima Canillas, HR Associate  hiring@evident.ph

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