SENIOR DESIGN LEAD [SAN DIEGO]

One of our San Diego clients, a 30 person (and growing) boutique creative, advertising and branding agency, is looking for an experienced Senior Designer / Art Director. This company is an entrepreneurial Mecca, walking distance to the beach (hello!) and filled with talented, spirited people, all driven (and stoked) to go above and beyond every-single-time.

This position works directly with ownership and is able to lead and create from concept through to final product, including identity/brand development, advertising campaigns, interior concepts, web sites, viral and guerrilla marketing. The successful candidate will be organized, dependable, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, able to work both autonomously and as part of a team and possess the ability to multitask and handle multiple projects simultaneously without freaking out. You will be responsible for taking briefs from Account Managers and ownership, working across a wide range of projects, and have the ability to direct a design team and get your hands dirty on projects. 

  • Create design solutions for our various clients, including but not limited to print, web, TV, social, environmental and more. 
  • Prepare files for printing and publishing
  • Interface with merchants, creative, pre-press, and traffic teams to ensure design approvals
  • Work in conjunction with different teams on collaborative projects
  • Lead a team of designers
  • Design and work on your own projects while multi-tasking with the team on various other projects
  • Work on various hospitality experiences from casinos, hotels, restaurants and beyond.
  • BA required in design, graphic arts, interactive media or related field
  • Minimum of 6-7 years of prior agency work experience in a similar position
  • Ability to prepare final mechanical files for release to printer
  • Proficient with Mac OSX and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator proficiency and efficiency REQUIRED)
  • Well developed typography skills (with knowledge of visual hierarchies)
  • Strong conceptual and brainstorming skills
  • The ability to work in a timely manner to meet deadlines
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and social personality
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, initiative-taking
  • Exposure to diverse project work

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