The Senior Art Director is responsible for conceptualize ideas, develop art direction, supervise and produce finished artwork to a high level of quality. The role is responsible for coordinating with the client to present new conceptual design and maintain the integrity of the approved designs and themes.
Responsible for all phases of the creative process from concept through execution
Control the design, layout, typography and visual ideas for all aspects of the project.
Collaborating with Creative Directors, end-client and production team to identify project needs and design finished product to support the brand objective
Maintain the creative concept of the work, keeping it on strategy, meaningful and visually impactful.
Attend client meetings and makes creative presentations when necessary
Able to work and performed under no supervision, with only guidance about overall goals and objectives.
Work on other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned
Coordinate the flow of project materials and ensures that items meet specifications and deadlines. Tracks all pages through department and knows status at all times.
Constantly developing creative themes and designs, including circular identity and other print media, to support businesses and marketing objectives of client’s brand strategy.
Directs design staff to translate visual/verbal concepts and creative strategy into print advertising.
Work on the highest-profile or largest client accounts that are complex, non-routine and vary greatly in scope.
Attend client meetings and makes creative presentations.
Skills and Specifications:
Proficient knowledge of photo art direction and spends time on set working with photography staff.
Must be well versed on Macintosh platform (OSX) and industry standard applications: Quark, In Design, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Able to apply advanced and seasoned functional expertise and technical knowledge of graphic design
Able to communicate creative solutions with confidence, ease and clarity
Able to independently evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, and incorporate in to overall work objectives Able to communicate clearly and courteously with those who need to know of decisions/actions/problems
Be a team player with leadership skills
Possess good presentation skills.
Able to direct photography, and RTV productions
Be abreast with creative trends and innovations, especially digital media
Qualifications and Experience:
HND, BSc Design, Design Certification.
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Design.
NB: Please the job title “Senior Art Director” should be the subject matter of your application.