Art Director
Ketchum - Washington, DC

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Two simple words remind us that great ideas shatter expectations. Two simple words set Ketchum apart.

break through

When we say break through, it means our employees work to create the changes our clients seek, to exceed their expectations, and to bring tangible benefits to their business and fulfillment to our own careers. This belief has led to enjoyable and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with many of the best-known brands in the world, and with the up-and-comers that will be tomorrow’s top brands. It’s what sets Ketchum apart, what attracts people to Ketchum, and what makes them want to stay!

Additional information on Ketchum and its award-winning work can be found at www.ketchum.com .

Art Director

We are seeking a talented Art Director to join our digital & cross-channel creative team. Our Art Director will be responsible for creating digital and print solutions for consumers, B2B and everyone in between. We are looking for someone who understands user-centered design and possesses a sophisticated aesthetic sense that works across multiple digital media, a dedication to innovation and, most of all, a passion for the convergence of design and technology.

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of overseeing design solutions that focus on bringing our client’s communication goals to life in the most engaging ways possible. You’ll be responsible for ideas and execution of design solutions including digital social media, websites, print collateral and advertising, presentations, brand identity and video.

Responsibilities:
Develop concepts and designs for a variety of clients including social marketing, public affairs and consumer health
Partner with creative directors, digital strategists, producers and account teams
Understand the behaviors and best practices associated with interaction design and digital marketing projects
Work effectively across different media channels, including digital, print and video
Stay on top of emerging technologies and trends
Contribute your ideas and work as part of an integrated, inter-disciplinary agency team
Juggle projects ranging from existing client work to new business pursuits
Function as a brand steward by developing and comprehending client style guides while maintaining consistent graphic identities that align with other print and advertising media
Able to take abstract concepts and strategic content and using them to produce visually compelling presentations.
Design and layout of collateral pieces, posters, and hand-outs
Bringing data and ideas to life through the design of custom graphics and ensuring that all creative materials are delivered in a well-designed/laid-out, consistent and accurate manner.
In-depth industry knowledge: typography, illustration, photography, color theory, motion graphics, multimedia authoring tools and corporate identity

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia or related discipline from an accredited college or university
A minimum of 6 to 7 years of design and art direction experienc e
Experience working with government clients (Section 508)
Demonstrated ability to develop conceptual visual ideas and execute against them to create innovative digital solutions in a highly collaborative environment
Thorough understanding of best practices in web design and user interface/information architecture conventions
Strong presentation and communication skills
Experience art directing other designers
Thorough knowledge of user experience deliverables such as site maps, wireframes, flow charts personas, functional specifications and style guides
Software expertise including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
Working knowledge of presentation-layer technologies, including HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

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