Senior Art Director
SapientNitro - New York, NY

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Welcome to SapientNitro, where ideas reign supreme. Here, customer experiences are what drive us, game-changing marketing is conceived, awards are won, and technology is at the very heart of bringing our creative ideas to life. There’s no shame in being ambitious here; career growth is a priority for us – we help one another climb, we don’t climb over one-another. Clients aren’t just customers, they’re partners. Integrity and a team-driven environment serve as incubators for entrepreneurial minds. Getting goose bumps? Good. If you’re ready to be an idea engineer with some of the best collaborators in the industry, let’s see where you can put your talents to work.

Job Title:
Senior Art Director

Job Summary:
As Senior Art Director you are responsible for the development and execution of creative concepts for leading-edge marketing and Web solutions. You’ll be working in a creative environment with various designers, copywriters, content strategists, and interactive and front-end developers. We are looking for people who are passionate about design, and crave working with other smart people to solve the toughest design challenges. Your proactive approach to creative problem solving will be essential to the success of your team.

Primary Responsibilities:
Develop and frame creative concepts according to creative brief requirements
Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs
Visualize, design and conceptualize user experiences
Create visual prototypes or screens
Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation
Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
Contribute to the development of the creative team's culture and quality standards
Direct contribution to project design and development
Delegation of day-to-day responsibilities to other designers, art directors, writers and interactive developers
Educate other team members, not exclusive to the creative team, through project development and performance management
Present succinct ideas on the team’s behalf to the client

Experience Guidelines:
6-7 years of industry experience
Strong design portfolio with 4 years education
Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
A solid knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs: Mac OS, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.
A solid understanding of online and offline production
Passion for design and eagerness to mentor and elevate with other creative people
Self motivated, organized and accountable
Experience leading a team of designers, art directors, production specialists and writers to creative excellence
Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members and client
Understanding of motion design and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms
A solid understanding of Informational architecture practices
Worked in a large group environment of 10
Some travel may be required

Bachelor’s degree required

About SapientNitro
SapientNitro SM , part of Sapient®, is an integrated marketing and technology services firm. We create and engineer highly relevant experiences that accelerate business growth and fuel brand advocacy for our clients. By combining multi-channel marketing, multi-channel commerce, and the technology that binds them, we influence customer behavior across the spectrum of content, communication and commerce channels, resulting in deeper, more meaningful relationships between customers and brands. SapientNitro services global leaders such as Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target and Vodafone through our operations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @sapientnitro .

Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role, which include hearing, speaking, typing, and occasionally moving and/or lifting up to 15 pounds.
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