Art Director

Location: New York, NY Posted: Jun 23

Job Description

We have a roster of fantastic projects in front of us and are looking for a passionate Art Director who can lead the Visual Design point of view for our highly interactive public space projects. As a member of the Visual Experience Department, Art Directors are responsible for developing and executing impactful design solutions for a diverse range of interdisciplinary projects and for mentoring junior and intermediate designers.
In this position, the Art Director will provide a progressive point of view on design excellence. The Art Director will collaborate with the Project Manager and the rest of the design team on ensuring the creative vision on projects and direct design teams towards cutting edge visual experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop an understanding for Local Project’s ambition, process and culture
Be a leading member of the Visual Experience Department
Collaborate with strategists, content developers, UX designers, creative technologists, etc. to come up with unexpected, meaningful and innovative ideas and concepts
Provide art direction on visual experience design for projects of various scales and types – from web and mobile to interactive installations and large scale exhibition graphics
Develop, maintain and enhance the creative vision in collaborations with the project team
Bring new approaches to the creative process, ideation and design strategy and inspire across disciplines
Nurture junior talent through clear direction, constructive feedback and passing on knowledge and expertise
Provide compelling arguments for the design direction that foster internal and external understanding and agreement
Establish conceptual frameworks to solve complex design challenges
Establish smart, sophisticated and impactful visual systems
Encourage progressive thinking and the pushing of boundaries
Thrive for innovation and aesthetic excellence
Ensure integrity and quality of visual direction throughout all phases of a given project and esp. when translated to linear media, interactive media, and physical environments
Direct, collaborate, execute, mentor and support on projects from ideation through design development, asset production and launch with the fidelity needed for effective team collaboration at each phase
Flag stumbling blocks and develop solutions
Coordinate with project team members to clarify design dependencies (hardware and software specs, content specs, architectural specs, etc.)
Provide accurate time estimates and expectations for yourself and designers on a project
Juggle multiple projects, establish expectations for designers and ensure deadlines are met
Pursue professional development (workshops/classes/conferences)

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NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

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