Art Director, Design Lead

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/05/18
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/05/18

The Art Director, Design Lead is responsible driving multi-channel creative initiatives to refresh and redefine the visual brand, lead our design efforts and own our web properties for Orion Advisor Services, LLC (“OAS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC (“NorthStar”). 

You love a challenge. You are smart. You can generate conceptual ideas; you can visualize the intangible and enthusiastically lead a team through the creative process. You possess the talent to articulate and defend conceptual and directional choices. You’re happier in a small entrepreneurial environment where you will make a difference. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
• Leads and implements creative for all Orion events, campaigns and promotions including design, illustration, web/mobile development, final art and video production
STRATEGY
• Leads strategic design and execution of Orion brand; ensures visual brand remains leading edge
• Collaborates with CMO to conceptualize campaigns for brand awareness and marketing initiatives 
PRODUCTION
• Manages/executes production of all print and digital marketing assets
• Oversees and executes creative solutions; ensures quality assurance of all creative deliverables
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
• Builds creative team within the marketing department over time and manages employees including but not limited to hiring, training and developing employees, delegating work assignments, etc.
• Selects and manages freelance services; provides review and approval of advertising and marketing collateral design

QUALIFICATIONS
• You are resourceful; you have a network of talent to call 
• You are business savvy; you support sales, contribute to client retention and manage work within budgets
• A strong working knowledge of brand development, interaction design, user-centered experience design, advertising, digital marketing and the creative process.
• Leads and manages the design process through ideation, conception, development, execution and follow through of the experience. 
• Drives the development of design processes and techniques both within and across other teams. 
• Identifies ways to improve the quality and process of design, and owns the sharing and approval of designs across the organization, communicates design goals and standards. 
• Stays aware of industry trends and techniques. Evaluates competitive products, and determines areas to improve or innovate.
• You can manage multiple, concurrent projects in any media

May perform other duties as required and assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS & CONTACTS               
• Collaborates with leadership across cross-functional teams including Product Management, User Research, User Interface and Software Development. 
• Works closely with audio and video team to create podcasts, social media videos and other types of media outputs. 


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• Ability to multi-task while maintaining careful attention to detail
• Ability to work effectively both individually and within a team environment
• Ability to work with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines and address competing priorities 
• Proficient skills with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 
• Effective written, listening and verbal communication skills 
• Effective problem solving and organizational skills

EDUCATION:*
• Bachelor in Arts for Graphic Design or Fine Arts

EXPERIENCE:*
• 7-10 years of relevant experience 
• Experience owning prominent visual brand
*Equivalent education and experience will be considered

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