Ivie & Associates

  • Art Director

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 4:25 PM)
    # of Openings
    Department Category
    Creative Services
  • Overview

    Company Overview

    Ivie & Associates is a full-service marketing solutions company that works with many of the world’s top customer service organizations.  In short, we know marketing and advertising, and we’re comfortable remaining behind the scenes, working hand-in-hand with our clients with a can-do attitude to help them achieve their marketing goals.  Acting as an extension of the client, we define our successes by their success, and we measure our accomplishments by their satisfaction. When you work with Ivie & Associates, you work with some of the biggest retailers in the U.S. and the world.


    Job Overview
    The primary role of the on-site Art Director is to concept and develop creative ideas; that communicate the client’s marketing objectives to the consumer, while working directly on-site with the Client’s Marketing Leadership.


    Ivie & Associates expects that the Art Director will act at all times to assure the highest level of ethics, professionalism and personal performance possible. He or she will work enthusiastically to meet or exceed all performance goals set by Ivie & Associates, and will contribute his or her utmost to assist Ivie & Associates in achieving its stated goals. Ivie & Associates, Inc. expects that all employees, including the Art Director, to fully support Ivie’s position/relationship with its Clients.


    The Art Director is expected to:

      • Work directly with Client Marketing Teams in the development of marketing and promotional materials
      • Create layout comps, roughs and presentation materials as requested.
      • Mentor, demonstrate and empower critical thinking for on-site Designers and Artists.
      • Work with illustrators, graphic designers, copywriters, photographers and production artists on projects as needed
      • Work closely with the Associate Creative Director on projects as needed.
      • Attend client meetings and present creative materials and ideas
      • To strategize, design, and produce high-end results
      • Propose creative concept elements for potential and new projects
      • Assist in project and/or client customer service needs
      • Assist in finding efficiencies for the team
      • Be aware of Graphic & Advertising Trends
      • Attend Client meetings to gather critical information and participate in strategizing by making recommendations for the creative functions of the projects to meet the marketing objective, combat competitive threats and support the strategic campaigns
      • Assure timely communication with all parties of project directions and design of the projects with rough concept/layouts, to help communicate the wants and needs for the project. This includes sketches or making a rough digital composition along with detailed notes and insights to the campaigns and direction of the program
      • Manage, critique and direct Client proofs to provide brand consistencies and ensure brand standards are followed by all internal and external parties.
      • Ensure that our high quality of creative and production is upheld by maintaining high standards for themselves and others on the team.
      • Possess an understanding of magazine production and editorial direction processes is essential
      • Have excellent typographic and graphic design skill, superlative production design skills with a great attention to detail


    Education and Experience

    • 4-year college education or equivalent in graphic design
    • 5-plus years of experience as a Mac Operator and Graphic Designer II or Sr. Graphic Designer
    • Ability to speak, read and write in the English language
    • Expert familiarity with visual design process and visual design principles
    • Ability to demonstrate competency in layout sketching and typography in a portfolio
    • Accuracy in page building
    • Demonstrates the ability to perform well and remain organized under pressure and tight deadlines
    • Knowledge of prepress, digital output processes. Preflight and packaging of files necessary. Familiarity with prepress
    • troubleshooting software
    • Familiarity with digital proofing systems (Network and Online)
    • General advertising, marketing, media, TV and radio terminology and processes
    • Kean understanding of digital applications, internet, and social media applications
    • Knowledge of POS and store signage
    • Knowledge of technical solutions and troubleshooting techniques
    • Experience interacting with marketing and branding divisions in large companies
    • Desire to continue education through trade shows, seminars, special courses, etc.


    System Skills Required

    • Consistently demonstrate the ability to understand and use:
        • MAC Based hardware/software systems
        • Laser printing devices
        • Basic understanding of remote conductivity to communicate from various locations
        • Graphic Design Software: CS, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Font Management Systems, Microsoft Office — familiarity with UI/UX a plus.
        • Knowledge of Ecommerce operations & CMS tools preferred



    • Travel as required by supervisor
    • Temporary assignments (out-of-town)




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