Job Title: Junior Art Director                                                

Department: Creative 

Reports To: Art Supervisor                                                 

FLSA Status: Full-Time/Exempt

Position Summary:

The Junior Art Director will develop designs, layouts, and concepts that strengthen brand awareness in all agency projects. Works with a copy partner to develop unique ideas and concepts in response to creative briefs. You will support the senior creative staff and assist teammates while taking direction. Must have a passion to sell ideas to peers and clients.

 

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Independently conceptualize, develop and design content based on strategic direction
  • Work with senior art staff and copywriters to develop concept and layout for client, in-house, and new business projects
  • Work with senior art staff to develop conceptual abilities
  • Prepare detailed layouts and storyboards
  • Work with in-house art department as well as outside suppliers for completion of comps and mechanicals
  • Work closely with the editorial and project management departments to ensure that projects are completed according to deadlines
  • Acquire knowledge of assigned product and category
  • Commit to the hours and effort needed to move on to the next level
  • Create and format content
  • Works to solve problems and effectively communicate solutions
  • Handles multiple projects simultaneously while working under tight deadlines
  • Works with all necessary departments to achieve final results, communicating status updates to ensure maximum workflow efficiencies
  • Possesses strong time management skills and is highly organized
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Proven presentation skills
  • Professional in all business conduct


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in graphic design, communication design, or art direction
  • 1-3 years design experience
  • Desire and ability to work with scientific material
  • Initiative, willingness to learn quickly
  • Excellent sense of design and layout 
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite experience, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Knowledge of Sketch and invision app is a plus
  • Strong communication and customer service skills with a commitment to superior quality
  • Must be self-motivated, professional, detail oriented, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working under pressure within tight deadlines
  • Advanced experience with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

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