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Senior Digital Designer

Augustine - Dallas

Jul 19, 2019 - Dallas


 

Senior Digital Designer

Dallas, Texas

job description:

The Senior Digital Designer occupies a high-level creative position in our growing company! He or she is expected to be able to take full creative, fiscal and production responsibility for any project. The Senior Digital Designer is expected to work in creative partnership with client services, digital services, public relations and creative services to conceive, develop and produce strategic visual solutions for integrated marketing campaigns, branding projects and collateral pieces. The position works closely with the ECD, VP Creative Director, Creative Director and ACDs in producing creative for agency clients by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leadership: Mentors and assists in training Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Production Designers and Interns. Participates in new business materials development and pitches. Helps set and achieve departmental goals.
  • Art Direction: Leads in the design and conceptualizing of print, digital and video art direction. Directs the design process by providing creative direction to Graphic Designers and Production Designers for specific projects. Drives creative look and feel for client’s brands–taking ownership of visual strategy, execution and quality standards.
  • Design: Works with Account and Creative Services to understand the strategy, design technical and business parameters to develop innovative, effective and creative solutions. Independently concept, design and produce creative for agency’s clients. Creates and delivers strategically designed comps for presentations. Recognizes project creativity/profitability tradeoffs. Self-manage design projects, including setting priorities and meeting deadlines. Presents design concepts and rationale behind design concepts to the project team. Leads and/or participates in agency creative meetings.
  • Branding: Digests and understands client corporate identity and branding guidelines and technical restraints. Helps to manage the client’s brand through design integrity and consistency.
  • Strategy: Helps clients define and solve the most complex communications problems. Conducts competitive research and analysis for specific projects. Vendor and photo image research. Strong business understanding and financial skills.
  • Production: Prepares finished art and handle production work—from final prep through vendor output. Oversees file production materials and finished creative.
  • Brainstorming/Concepting: Attends creative brainstorming meetings (along with internal team members) to develop creative strategies and implements all requirements including design for presentation decks, proposals, tactical collateral, etc. Provides additional creative concepting support to creative service team.
  • Research/Trends. Keeping up to date with current culture, industry trends and creative ideas. Researches new trends as it relates to specific clients, industries and projects–sharing and educating team members along the way. Knows the difference between paid media, owned media and earned media. Maintains current working knowledge of computer-related skills, software and programs.
  • Planning/Organizing: Meeting with client/creative services team to discuss client requirements and background on each job. Working on several campaigns at once; ability to self-manage tight deadlines and many different personalities; all under pressure.
  • Quality Assurance. Maintain proofing procedures to help ensure the quality and integrity of the agency’s designs.
  • Creative Presenting: Sells creative internally or to clients at the creative director’s or account executive’s request. Represents the agency at creative/professional/civic functions.
  • Motion Graphics, Digital and Video: Helps lead ideation and execution of digital media, such as websites, landing pages, social media, motion graphics and video. Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere Pro and After Effects, UI/UX website development from the ground up and can also revamp existing client websites. Designs digital content from concept to completion including digital, advertising, social media, e-mail marketing and e-commerce.

qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; 8 or more year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Agency experience desired.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Project Management. Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and within budget; manages project team activities.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibilities; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

 

For full listing of the job opening visit our website at:

http://www.augustineagency.com

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