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Executive Art Director Job Openings by Grey Dog Media in West Des Moines

Grey Dog Media Hiring 2020 - Grey Dog Media offer an opportunity to apply Executive Art Director that will be placed in West Des Moines.

Grey Dog Media Job Vacancies 2020

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Our team is growing and we are looking for an experienced Executive Art Director to provide strategic leadership, vision, concepting, and expertise to all design and editorial disciplines.
This position will lead and direct the strategy, design and production of ’s print and/or digital publications. In addition, create drawings, backgrounds, lettering, or other original graphics for commercial use in keeping with the design aesthetics of our in-house and client parameters. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio. About us is a growing, national-award-winning creator and publisher of custom and consumer media. Our products include magazines, catalogs, books, websites, videos, commercials, and collateral. This is a fast-paced, yet relaxed environment with experienced professionals. We offer a friendly, professional workplace, full-benefits, competitive salary, and remarkable opportunities for creative-skills development, and career advancement. JOB DUTIES Create an aesthetic that raises the quality bar while consistently delivering on brand strategy and message
Collaborate across departments to implement design standards, messaging and processes to produce consistent, high quality results
Attend and lead weekly progress meetings to help brainstorm ideas and report on work progress
Under the direction of the Creative Director template and design content for commercial use in keeping with client approved style guides
Submit completed work to Creative Director for approval and re-design as directed until work has met client expectations.
Build best practices, workflows and processes to drive improved planning, prioritization and communication to better meet fast-paced, high-volume and high-quality demands and deadlines
Manage art staff in a manner that facilitates teamwork and ensures deadlines are met, and produces quality work
Mentor junior staff and provide support and feedback to help them advance
Provide clear, concise, and direct feedback and design critique
In cooperation with department staff, determine appropriate assignments and allocation of work
Direct photo shoots in the studio and on location
Ensure photo shoots are conducted in accordance with the style guide and senior management directives.
Remain up-to-date on marketplace, industry and design trends, including insights into cultural trends, competition and target audiences
Work in a collaborative manner to meet client deadlines
Demonstrate knowledge, understanding of and respect for media law
Maintain a positive can-do attitude and support that attitude among junior staff
Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Art or related field
Minimum eight (8) years’ experience as an Art Director on a consumer magazine or catalog (or similar equivalent experience)
Portfolio demonstrating proficiency in skill and a sophisticated sense of design, photography and typography
Expert fluency in Adobe Creative Suite with advanced layout and typography skills
Solid understanding of the elements of design
Able to adapt skill to the aesthetics of each project
Flexibility and the ability to adjust to the needs of clients
Experience in directing studio photography; experience photographing food and models preferred
Able to interpret editorial direction and vision to alight visual design with magazine content
Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills; able to balance multiple priorities and demands simultaneously
Strong attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong leadership skills; proven successful experience in supervising, mentoring and team-building
Able to work collaboratively while maintaining high standards
Maintains a positive attitude, even while working under pressure in an environment where job demands are constantly changing
Web/Interactive Design experience preferred

Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Position/Type: Full-Time/professional
Benefits: Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO/Vision
Compensation: Highly Competitive

Should you meet the qualifications required, please register and apply to Grey Dog Media website with link as follow :

Notes :
  • All applications will be treated confidentially.
  • Only candidates that meet the above qualification will be shortlisted.

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