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Senior Art Director

Malka

This is a Contract position in Jersey City, NJ posted March 27, 2020.

MALKA is looking for a Senior Art Director who is an expert of all things brand and visual identity. The right candidate can equally concept a vision for a campaign or project and drive the creative executions across multiple touch points and audiences. They should have a background in design with experience in concepting and creating pixel perfect identity systems and digital content. They should be comfortable driving a project from idea, sell-in, pre-production, production, post-production and delivery. They should thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and be confident in working on multiple projects concurrently, while leading and inspiring a team of designers.

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes design systems and oversees concept development and execution.
  • Presents their creative concepts to clients.
  • Constantly seeks out information to remain current on media and advertising trends.
  • Distills client asks and briefs into actionable art direction.
  • Recommends targeted, innovative creative ideas.
  • Can be a valuable and trusted design resource with clients.
  • Work closely with the creative team on conceptualizing, developing, and refining dynamic creative solutions and content
  • Articulate and enforce the visual tone, style guide, and core values to ensure seamless creative development and implementation to marketing strategies and brand experiences.
  • Energetic team player that is able to not only lead the design process but also help build employee growth with a hands-on and collaborative approach.
  • Examine and approve the quality of the final artwork and materials by engaging closely with the production team to ensure flawless execution of design deliverables.
  • Brief, motivate and collaborate with our in-house Designers, Illustrators, Copywriters, Animators, Editors and Production Artists on each project.
  • Committed to a thoughtful and strategic design approach, while not afraid to think outside the box.

Skills:

  • Must have extensive knowledge of design systems, type hierarchy, and best practices.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator. AfterEffects a plus.
  • Can speak design, animation, and copy with confidence.
  • Creative thinker and collaborator.
  • Is a designer by trade, but possesses excellent writing skills.
  • Fantastic with clients.
  • Proactive and Entrepreneurial.
  • Always looks for solutions.
  • Knows what audiences can connect with.

Requirements/Experience:

  • 6-10 years of experience in a creative/media agency, production company, or related creative service industry; 2-3 of those years in a leadership role.
  • A self starter who can run with projects without hesitation. 
  • Is a designer but has a thorough understanding of what makes great copy.
  • Interest or experience in creating B2B content and marketing campaigns – a plus.
  • Extensive design background with a portfolio reflecting 6+ years of experience in a professional design studio or creative agency.
  • Ability to think conceptually, especially as it relates to brands.
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills to effectively direct and guide the creative team and client from the beginning phase to delivery.
  • Understanding of systematic design and best practices for both print and digital design.
  • Proven ability to drive results through strategic, creative solutions.
  • Sophisticated sense and in-depth knowledge of design across multiple mediums, specifically video, digital, photography, UX/UI.
  • Ability to manage several projects and/or accounts simultaneously, while remaining sensitive to deadlines.
  • Ability to naturally inspire and foster a collaborative and energetic studio culture.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Detail driven and excellent time management skills.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

About MALKA:

MALKA is a creative studio leveraging the instincts of a creative agency but built on the backbone of an agile production company. We are the makers. We don’t just dream it, we create it; because we know how. From original productions like Netflix documentaries and branded episodic series on Verizon Media, to VR/AR, animated videos, social content, content strategy and marketing campaigns, our 80+ full-time creative staff work in every creative medium. We took what was typically done by multiple vendors and built it under a single roof, allowing our creatives expand their capabilities while elevating every piece of content that comes out of the studio. This is content at the speed of culture. With facilities in Santa Monica, CA and Jersey City, NJ and some of the most talented creatives in the industry, we plug in anywhere, anytime, on projects large and small, for clients across every industry. 

 

At MALKA we are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V.