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/ART DIRECTOR

/Posted 19.06.2023

 

/Full Time

/International / Remote

/As soon as possible

/About us

Elephant Skin is a skilled and nimble creative agency that focuses exclusively on real estate development, architecture, and landscape projects.

 

We specialize in crafting sophisticated and uniquely creative storytelling, 3D renderings, animations, and films specially tailored to a property’s life cycle.

 

Our team comprises 90 talented people, among architects, 3D artists, designers, landscape architects, client managers, graphic designers, and real estate professionals, located in more than 20 different locations worldwide.

 

We have helped organizations meet their project marketing goals and currently have operations in Miami, Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, São Paulo, Curitiba, and Shanghai.

The Art Director is held accountable for maintaining exceptional creative standards across print, collateral, advertising, and web creative. The Art Director will play an active role in internal and cross-functional brainstorming sessions, so this person must possess a wide range of creative styles and feel comfortable expressing and presenting creative concepts.

 

KPIs

Time to the first draft;

Time per project;

Estimated vs Actual Project Time;

Client Satisfaction;

Rework time;

 

Responsibilities

Develop identity concepts and overview the campaign to keep strong storytelling across all deliverables;

Introducing and applying expert art direction to the visual elements of creative projects;

Ensuring a high standard of visual execution across all media and campaigns;

Inspiring and motivating the team to be creatively progressive, through the application of fresh and inventive visual work;

Taking ownership of the visual elements of creative work for new business pitches;

Uncovering new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into campaigns;

Ensure that creative work is compelling, consistent;

Meet or beat business goals on revenue, customer retention and customer acquisition goals;

Expertise in brand development, including a strong understanding of how to incorporate a brand throughout all aspects of a campaign;

Takes an idea and runs with it (with minimal supervision);

Work with the Marketing Manager to estimate project timeframes and balance great design with meeting deadlines;

Collaborate well across all departments;

Lead lively and productive brainstorming sessions that stimulate creative thinking and inspire new ideas;

Collaborate with cross-team and creative stakeholders on conceptual and strategy-driven projects;

Actively participate in the growth and evolution of the creative team;

Own, concept, create, design and drive process; curate and produce compelling original assets in collaboration with your team of designers.

 

Skill/Experience

Strong knowledge of typography, image manipulation, and illustration;

A broad understanding of marketing design and layout will also be expected;

The ability to generate a reliable supply of original ideas and visual concepts;

The confidence to explain and support your thinking, both internally and externally always presenting in an inspiring way;

A flexible approach and willingness to adapt your ideas to the needs of clients;

A keen eye for visual details and accuracy;

The resilience to perform under pressure and deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines;

A good awareness of digital media and evolving online platforms;

Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop experience required;

Self-motivated and collaborative spirit;

Has a solid portfolio with design concepts for print, digital and social;

Understands print production and pre-press;

Ability to find creative, unorthodox solutions when needed;

Proven experience working collaboratively with writers, photographers, multimedia talent and production artists;

Experience creating and applying brand guidelines across multiple channels;

Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously;

Must have a strong ability to influence and motivate others.

To Apply:

Send us an e-mail with your resume and cover letter, telling us why you want to be part of Elephant Skin, to career@elephant-skin.com. Please add on "Subject"  (LAST NAME, NAME) - ART DIRECTOR - CITY. 

 

 

 

Elephant Skin welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. At Elephant Skin, we believe that an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community because it makes our team, work, and the built environment better. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of color, race, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

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