ART DIRECTOR

  • Nova Interaction Ltd
  • Phoenix, Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius
  • 04/12/2018
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

We are looking for a highly creative, dedicated and accountable art director who will take the lead on all conceptions.

The Art Director will work directly with the Managing Director to ensure that the artwork created are up to standards, on time and within budget.

 

Qualifications required

Degree holder in one of the following fields: graphic design, multimedia, art;

A minimum of 5 years of experience in design, marketing and communication;

 

Key competences:

 

  • Ability to manage and motivate people;
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • Excellent customer-service skills and strong communication skills;
  • Impeccable organization skills;
  • Overall understanding of marketing and advertising strategies, analytics, and digital-marketing strategies, as well as the overall creative / development process and workflow;
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, processes, and budgets;
  • Basic understanding of web and mobile UI standards
  • Working knowledge for designing UI/UX, digital ad, social media, mobile, wire framing tool and print production;
  • Demonstrate understanding of best practices related to email designs, responsive UX, social media and print;
  • Very strong written and verbal communication;
  • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality, and a critical eye for design aesthetics;
  • A strong work ethic with critical thinking skills;

 

Duties & Responsibilities
The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Translate / collaborate with client and internal marketing / business development teams’ objectives into clear creative strategies, and design briefs;

 Supervise design staff, freelancers, photographs, copywriters in the course of the production of any creative / marketing materials lead by the company;

 Take ownership of all studio artworks, presentations applications, visual interfaces, prints, video and animations, photo/ video shootings, copy writing by:

Leading brainstorming/creative sessions to generate ideas;

Providing creative direction, setting the pitch, tone and moods and overall style

Designing and developing the information architecture, content skeleton;

Reviewing, approving visual appearance, consistency to brief and in line with the creative direction as well as ensuring that all design and quality standards are met for publication online, onscreen, print;

Coordinating with the operation and production manager / management team to ensure that all task related to production are planned accordingly and ensure proper communication to other team members for the delivery of materials as planned; 

Interacting with clients or third parties for requesting content where needed;

Optimise the time of delivery of materials to ensure efficiency and productivity with respect to deadlines, internal reviews, load of work and planning;

Ensure that all works and materials related to the visual production are stored, backup and secured as per company operational processes and policies;

As part of the management team:

Review performance of the design staff and ability to grow within the organisation;

Contribute in building team spirit, motivation and engagement;
Contribute in the company strategy, and ensure the operational profitability; and Any other cognate duties that may be required by the employer.