Art Director (NYC)

Location: New York, NY

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

AMP Agency is seeking an Art Director to join their growing team in NYC. The ideal candidate has a keen eye on social design trends and an unfiltered passion for beauty. Additionally, we’re looking for someone with an awareness of companies who are innovating in the digital/e-commerce space (think Glossier and Everlane).

If you’re the savviest one in your circle when it comes to discovering the newest cutting-edge brands and experiences (i.e. you knew about the Ice Cream museum and slept on a Casper mattress before everyone else), let’s chat. Agency and/or beauty e-comm experience with conceptual thinking and design is a must.

Core Responsibilities:  

  • Brainstorm conceptual directions, both independently and as part of an integrated team
  • Translate words and ideas into high caliber conceptual designs that engage, enlighten and inspire the end user, maintaining campaign and brand continuity and interactive usability
  • Develop a variety of creative materials for social campaigns, digital activations, and printed materials for agency clients. In addition, create assets for prospective client presentations, in-house communications, and anything else our clients or new business needs demand
  • Collaborate with Creative Director, Art Directors and Copywriters to revise work and refine concepts
  • Lead group reviews of creative work, adding perspective and taking direction as needed
  • Lead client, and internal creative review meetings, professionally presenting the department’s work, persuasively explaining design rationale to non designers, collecting and absorbing feedback and offering solutions in real time
  • Guide other designers in the development of all skills relevant to their growth as professional designers
  • Keep current on advertising campaigns, design trends, and industry technology, sharing findings with the department to facilitate new ways of thinking, working, and problem solving.

Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of digital communications and print production processes
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Mac OSX, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines on a daily basis in a team-oriented environment

Requirements:

  • 6-8 years creative agency experience
  • Experience with Fashion/Beauty/Retail clients is a must.
  • Please attach portfolio and references
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