Senior Art Director

Evident Communications

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Senior Art Director

Evident Communications

Job Description

Art Director: Main Tasks

  • Works closely with the creative director, copy lead, and creative team members in all stages of the creative process, from brainstorming to execution
  • Produces creative concepts and executions across multiple platforms for client briefs and new business pitches
  • Establishes compelling art direction, visual style, and tone for all creative output
  • Ensures that materials are clear, concise, and persuasive in bringing the strategy to life
  • Creates visual and interactive content that can educate, motivate, empower, and affect positive change
  • Manages and mentors a team of designers to ensure continuous professional development
  • Inspires teammates and other agency associates with creativity, personality and work ethic
  • Coordinates with the internal account team to ensure that team creative output meets the requirements of the client brief

Specific Tasks: Strategy and Planning

  • Contributes to creative campaign pitches for potential clients
  • Contributes in the ideation of content calendars for social media and web-based newsletters
  • Meets with clients to present project updates and new design directions
  • Provides recommendations to clients during design consultations
  • Plans, designs, and supervises user experience design
  • Researches on trends, technologies, and processes in the field of marketing communication and design
  • Performs visual audits and provides recommendations for clients’ existing digital presence
  • Participates in client workshops upon training by Evident

Specific Tasks: Production

  • Designs, develops, and manages visual branding for Evident and its clients
  • Creates and directs engaging and compelling visual content such as infographics, social cards, GIFs, illustrations, photos, and videos
  • Oversees work of partner web designers and developers during the production, development and deployment stage: wireframes, mockups, prototypes, web development, testing, deployment
  • Checks the quality of all visual output
  • Oversees photo or video shoots

Specific Tasks: Management

  • Manages and directs a team of creative designers to meet the goals of the company
  • Monitors and assesses the individual performance of designers and interns
  • Interviews and selects potential hires and external suppliers
  • Assigns tasks judiciously amongst designers, interns, and freelancers
  • Develops timelines and manages production of assets and output for the design team
  • Implements and improves intra- and inter-departmental processes to ensure efficiency of workflows
  • Ensures that all work of the design team are submitted in a timely manner
  • Mentors junior members of the design team to enable further professional development
  • Regularly coordinates with creative director and copy lead regarding team projects and members

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years' significant experience in advertising, design, or visual communication
  • Strong portfolio with demonstrated examples of work across multiple channels including web, mobile, social, and experiential
  • Clear understanding of the creative process and capable of delivering projects on strat, on time, and on budget
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and with a fast-paced team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Capability to produce creative work that can achieve client and business goals
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptualize creatively
  • Shows maturity and readiness for leadership
  • Demonstrates accountability and is a team player

Key Competencies

  • Art Direction
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Organizational Skills
  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Communication Skills

Technical Skills

  • Digital Composition
  • Illustration
  • Storyboarding
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (advanced)
  • Basic Photography a plus
  • Basic Video Editing a plus

Nice to Have

  • Wireframing skills
  • Familiarity with Web UX
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp or Wordpress

Jobs Summary

Job level
Associate / Supervisor
Job category
Media and Creatives
Educational requirement
Graduated from college
Recruiter response to application
Office Address
8th Floor, ACE Bldg., Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Marketing / Advertising / Sales
1 opening

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About Evident Communications

The world is evolving. There were much simpler days—days when we could walk out to the streets, pay a village shouter, and have an announcement heard by the entire village; days that were friendlier to oddballs like Archimedes, who—after discovering how to measure the volume of irregular objects—shouted “Eureka” and proceeded to run naked through the streets to share his discovery. But things changed. Villages grew; attention spans shrank. In the age of Snapchat and Vine and the globe’s collective ADHD, we need to try a little harder. We always tell our clients: If a tree falls in a forest, and no one was around to see it, did it really fall? Which really is just the philosophical iteration of the profound internet aphorism: Pics or it didn’t happen. Evident is a team of pop psychologists, armchair anthropologists, humble futurists, data nerds and digital media natives. We help empower clients to stand out in an ecosystem teeming with information. We tell stories based on reality in a landscape of press releases. We weave narratives while others read drearily from old, moldy missalettes. We make music in a world of noise, and our clients are able to inhabit a position they didn’t think existed: a fertile middle ground between what the audience wants to hear and what the audience should hear. The world is evolving, and the goal isn’t to keep up. It’s to spark the evolution. Evident is always looking for kindred spirits: imaginative, competent, creative, and a little weird. If you feel like we’ll get along, get in touch with us. Let’s change the world.
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