Art Director
Extractable - San Francisco, CA

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About Us:
Extractable is a digital user experience design agency, and the Web Marketing Association's Top Agency of 2010 & 2011. We specialize in creating and maintaining websites, applications, social and mobile experiences for transactional, educational, lead generation, and entertainment purposes. For our Fortune 1000 and high growth clients, our designs have targeted more than 100 million consumer and business audiences worldwide. Clients include LeapFrog, Visa, FedEx, GE Money, HTC, John Muir Health, NPD Group, RedPrairie, Safeway, Vantiv, and Webroot.

Position Summary:
Extractable seeks a talented Art Director who can deliver inspiring ideas and stunning designs across all digital channels. Applicant must able to generate multiple aesthetics personally as well as inspire other designers to do the same. This role involves direct client contact. Seasoned presentation skills are a must both by phone and in person. Applicant's portfolio should detail experience stewarding interactive creative ideas from inspiration through execution for well know brands.

Responsibilities:
Deliver inspirational ideas and design executions
Lead multiple projects
Collaborate with strategy, client service, media and project management
Review and give input into strategic and creative briefs
Provide clear and ongoing feedback to team throughout project
Engage and build client relationships at junior and senior levels
Establish depth of knowledge and nuance in the client categories
Mentor mid-level and junior staff
Help ensure high quality of all work produced.

Requirements:
At least five years of professional experience in interactive advertising, web site design, graphic design, multimedia or another communications field.
Background in art direction graphic design mandatory
Previous experience supervising others
Proven ability leading creative work for major accounts
Strong problem-solving and creative conceptual skills
Ability to scope interactive work
Strong writing skills
Ability to guide and evaluate a team and manage projects
Strong project management, communication, negotiation and presentation skills

Bonus Points:
Photography, video, casting, Flash and motion graphics experience a plus.

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