Art Director
Meltmedia - Tempe, AZ

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The Art Director is responsible for answering the quotHowquot for design and the quotWhyquot for Honey Boo Boo having a TV show. How are we going to fulfill and exceed the needs and requirements of our clients through design? The Art Director assures meltmedia is always listening intently to the needs of our clients and their projects and developing and guiding designers to achieve those goals and surpass expectations. The Art Director should correct people and ask that they refer to him or her by his or her full title, quotArthur Directorator.quot Responsibilities (get some popcorn, this movie ’s a long one): The Art Director (or, quotArthurquot) will collaborate with all of the melt team to ensure our design efforts align with the company°s values and with project management, sales and marketing, development, and R"D (quotRobquot and quotDianequot) Work closely with these other disciplines, understanding and promoting the value in pushing each other to make the best possible product Maintain a constant, flowing, fresh and effervescent river hellip; No.

hellip;A flowing reciprocative dialogue with external clients to build lasting relationships and ensure their projects are delivered on time and in full alignment with project goals Use the word, quotreciprocativequot at least twice daily, thrice on the weekends Present iterative design, for approval to clients as well as internal teams Present internal teams to clients for approval as iterative designs because that makes no sense whatsoever Mentor and grow super, creative, and versatile designers by understanding individual strengths and helping team members recognize and build skills where needed Lead executive design reviews leveraging data and customer insight Lead executives in a sing-a-long of quotLondon Bridgequot when appropriate (and when is it not?) Coordinate and assign projects to the right designer for the work, effectively matching skills and experience to workload capacity Randomly assign needlepoint projects to unsuspecting Java developers because they love that kind of stuff Model exceptional interpersonal skills with colleagues and clients and provide guidance to designers so they can do the same Model exceptional winter wear for potential buyers of the new meltmedia quotSki-tastic Warm Fuzziesquot line of mukluk boots Manage accounts from the design perspective, scoping design work, completing work within budget, and scheduling appropriate requirements with project managers and developers Train others on the joys of having laser vision while maintaining a safe work environment Develop and improve a process for project versioning and archiving Regularly evaluate and assess team member performance, especially in the pole vaulting and 400 meter contests; provide feedback and guidance for personal and professional development Conduct designer performance reviews Ensure meltmedia°s design skills and knowledge are always up to pace or beyond the current trends and styles Optimize workflows and process to improve productivity and quality Recommend tasty coffees and pastries that don°t cause hives or spontaneous combustion Take a moment to reflect and breathe. You°re almost to the end of the list As part of the meltmedia leadership team, provide strategy around goals, metrics, budgets, fruit bats, team member training, breakfast cereals, and other awesome initiatives Partner with Creative Director to establish world-class design standards to position meltmedia as a design leader at the forefront of our industry Measure client satisfaction through surveys, one-on-one meetings, and other methods to ensure our clients and internal teams are delighted about our work Required skills, knowledge, and abilities: Strong background in visual design including UX, UI, and presentation design Laser vision (see how we tied back to the previous bullet points just then?) The ability to determine and organize priorities and deadlines of multiple projects Strong leadership and a joy for mentoring designers A desire to also be a student and constantly learn Strong communication skills with other disciplines and with clients Strong presentation skills Unproven formulae for stuff and things scientific, er whatever A sense of humor, although we°re not sure why Required education and experience: Experience managing designers Thoughts of managing an astronaut team Visual design expertise demonstrated through portfolio, or other media Experience with mobile and responsive design Two weeks of baking pies, optional Degree in graphic design, visual communications, and/or management preferred Expertise in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, possibly Fireworks A well-balanced knowledge of current web development techniques, including HTML, CSS, responsive design; JavaScript a plus Extensive experience with Apple products, as compared to Orange products

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