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Art Director

San Ramon, CA | Job #320176
Job Title: Art Director
Location: San Ramon, California
Type: Freelance / Contract
Exciting new opportunity for an Art Director to join a best-in-class in-house agency! If you are interested in being on the client-side and exploring in-house capabilities, this could be an excellent move for you! 

The Art Director provides design leadership and art direction for the in-house agency. Working in collaboration with a copywriter who develops the verbal portion of concepts, the AD develops visual ideas in response to a creative brief. 

For selected assignments, the AD will also help develop creative strategies and lead the conceptual development. This opportunity is located in San Ramon, CA.

Art Director Responsibilities:
  • Lead in directing and executing the design of marketing assets as prescribed by creative/marketing briefs under the direction of the ACD, account teams and clients
  • Provide art direction on small- and large-scale projects from creative conception to completion
  • Brainstorm and strategize with creative team to help develop creative direction with a focus on the look and feel of marketing materials
  • Convert rough ideas into visual prototypes (e.g., sketches, layout drafts) to illustrate concepts for creative reviews
  • Recommend, research and develop imagery (e.g., photography, illustration) to support creative strategy and execution
  • Collaborate with writing team to artfully build creative solutions to address specific project objectives
  • Direct and be accountable for the final development and production of creative assets
  • Ensure brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions
  • Contribute to development of initial creative strategies to address core marketing and business objectives
  • Actively participate in the ideation process leveraging research, analytics and brand insights
  • Mentor new team members by offering support and counsel on various aspects of their role as requested by the design team lead
  • Take lead role and work directly with clients as dictated by the scope of the project
Art Director Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in design, advertising or related field
  • 5-8 years design experience
  • 1-3 years art direction experience
  • Advertising agency experience
  • Demonstrate proficient expertise in using Adobe Creative Cloud software
  • Understand design applications in traditional and emerging channels
  • State opinions clearly and can verbally describe visual concepts
  • Adapt well to changing priorities, deadlines and directions
  • Ability to work autonomously without micro-direction and can be counted on for accuracy
  • Demonstrated creative conceptualization skills

JOBID: 320176MN

We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 10 years running. And as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we proudly help clients meet diversity objectives, too. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.