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Senior Art Director

Company Name:
Acosta
Position Type:
Full-time
Overview:
133473 - Nowalk, CT
At Hunter Straker, North America's only Purchase Design agency, we spend a lot of time in store deconstructing the category, channel and brand to derive insights from what the shopper really sees and does within the purchase environment. Combined with our retail communication and design principles, retailer intelligence and execution through Acosta we are an unmatched integrated sales and marketing agency delivering on insights to execution. We are looking for different thinkers and sensemakers to join our growing team as we tackle the next generation of shopper marketing, something we call Purchase Design. Find out more visit .
Responsibilities:
Function as primary creator and coordinator of creative concepts for the AMG Creative Services Team as well as vendor coordination.
Formulates concepts and then assigns and directs staff members to develop design concepts into art layouts and prepare layouts for printing. Reviews and confers budget, background information, objectives, presentation approaches, styles, techniques, and related production factors with Creative Director as well as staff.
Reviews, approves, and presents final layouts to Creative Director for approval.
Serves as one of the senior members of AMG Creative Services Team working directly with AMG Creative Director and Directors of Client Services to serve both prospective and confirmed clients.
Prepares all estimated costs associated with creative, design and finished art for assignments.
Prepares responsibility lists and status reports for each project as needed.
Participates in Creative Services Team brainstorming sessions by contributing/generating ideas/concepts to meet client's objectives, strategies and problems.
Confirms all elements of promotion are being executed at all levels as well as handle onsite execution where applicable.
Makes sure all materials comply with all legal regulations (if applicable).
Establishes positive and productive relationships with vendor partners - such as printers, coupon providers, FSI providers, Web providers and any other sanctioned partner for the duration of promotion, project or agency of record relationship.
Designs, develops and produces project recaps for all team members and clients on a project-by-project basis.
Assist in the graphic design needs and set up of prospective new client pitches and presentations.
On as needed basis, creates and produces artwork resulting in collateral materials to meet client needs. Includes, but is not limited to the creative layout and design for point-of-sale materials, direct mail pieces, banners, coupons, print advertising, free standing inserts (FSI's), electronic ads, consumer entry forms (sweepstakes) and web site features.
Qualifications:
Eight to ten years of graphic design experience with an ad agency, media firm or consumer packaged goods company with direct responsibilities for project budgets, vendors and personnel.
Full capabilities in commonly used graphics packages in either Mac or PC based, such as Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop and a working knowledge of Microsoft's suite of software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Company Description:
With dedicated teams focusing on major retailers and associates covering key territories, Acosta Sales & Marketing represents more top brand than any other sales agency in North America.

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