Content Maker - Art
Spark44
Toronto, ON
Department: Creative

Reports To: Associate Creative Director

Summary:
The Art Director/Maker is responsible for conceptualization and design of graphic solutions for collateral material, environmental graphics, online banners, web sites, print ads and outdoor. This person will also be expected to ideate on all medias (Social, Web content, etc.) This position will also be required to pitch in on some production work. The Art Director will concept on projects for luxury automotive account working with highly qualified market people and supervised by an award winning creative director. Ideal candidate will have an artistic eye, solid composition skills required to create mockups, be able to conceptualize and brainstorm with staff. This should be an idea person in addition to knowing their craft.

Responsibilities

Design and Art Direction for digital and social – specifically, but not limited to, online banner ads, mobile ads, social media apps/ad units, web site design, brochures/direct mail pieces, email campaigns, POS material.
Concept for both print/online/broadcast ideas, as needed, and in support of integrated campaigns.
Ability to produce tight mechanicals and orderly online templates for coders. Reviews design details to ensure accuracy of production specifications.
Works very closely with Copywriter/Maker partner to ensure copy is fit to layout and concept. Collaborates with Copywriter/Maker on new ideas and helps sell the idea to ACD/CD and to other team members.
Understands and follows the Spark44 production process carefully.

Tasks

Conceptualizes and develops visual layouts for digital and social ideas, collateral materials, in-showroom materials and CRM materials.
A partner on a daily basis with Jr. Copywriter/Maker to ensure layouts incorporate the right copy, and is accurate to specifications.
All assets/layouts/comps are filed in appropriate file servers and are easily accessible to other team mates.
Provides status updates, on a regular basis, to ACD and respective Project Managers.

Qualifications

Must be proficient in INDESIGN,PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR
BS / BA degree with 2+ years experience
Strong digital and print skills
Team player
Strong Organizational skills
Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible and team-oriented environment
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and in Teams
Plus if proficient inFINAL CUT PROand/or AFTER EFFECTS