Agency Function Creative Level of Experience Manager Supervises Graphic Designers, Freelance Graphic Designer(s) Salary 45-55K
OBJECTIVE: To routinely conceptualize creative solutions that effectively communicate the strategic intent for each tactic within the assigned product(s).
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary Responsibilities: Art Direction/Graphic Design
Personally work on the graphic development of at least one product.
Interact with Copywriters/Content Developers to develop creative concepts and executions of assigned product(s).
Possess solid understanding of the science and market dynamics of assigned product(s).
Work closely with account executives to schedule and monitor all projects.
Provide accurate time and cost estimates for each tactic.
Perform miscellaneous tasks, as directed by Supervisor.
Advise client on all technical visual recommendations and/or issues.
Help facilitate both the input and creative meetings.
Assist in making presentations to client.
Staff Development: Provide detailed direction to designers.
Assist in the training and development of designers.
Mastered composition techniques (multiple elements and interactive pieces) in producing polished final pieces (i.e., attention to detail, good knife).
Comprehensive computer photo-retouching and image development skills.
Demonstrated complete understanding of:• Color theory and color relationships.
Typographic terms that identify type forms and the specifications required to refer to typographic settings (i.e., points, leading, picas, kerning, tracking, cap-height, x-height etc.).
Perspective and space relationships.
Page composition and grid structures.
Print production process, knowledge of production techniques, and correct disking procedures.
Photography and the photographic process.
Demonstrated ability to:• Communicate thorough knowledge of assigned product(s).
Provide effective direction at photo shoots.
Effectively check and approve work on press.
Effectively collect electronic materials for output.
Effectively handle multiple assignments at one time.
Manage challenging situations both internally and with the client.• Command respect of freelancers and designers and be able to effectively oversee their work.
A minimum of an associates (2 year) degree in advertising, communication design, or visual arts.
A bachelor (4 year) degree is preferred.
3+ years design experience in an agency setting is required.
If no degree is possessed, then 6 - 8 years related experience in agency setting is required. 1-2 years of supervisory experience required. Must possess exceptional computer skills.
Thorough knowledge of the following software applications is required, After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, CorelDraw, scanning software, Adobe Photoshop, and any widely utilized word processing application.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide marketable solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics.