5 Jun 2017

Full-Time Creative Director

KetchumToronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

We are seeking a talented Senior Art Director to join our Toronto office. We are looking for someone who understands user-centered design and possesses a sophisticated aesthetic sense that works across multiple digital media, a dedication to innovation and, most of all, a passion for the convergence of design and technology.

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of overseeing design solutions that focus on bringing our client’s communication goals to life in the most engaging ways possible. You’ll be responsible for ideas and execution of design solutions including digital social media, websites, print collateral and advertising, presentations, brand identity and video.

Responsibilities:

Develop concepts and designs for a variety of clients
Partner with creative directors, digital strategists and account teams
Understand the behaviors and best practices associated with interaction design and digital marketing projects
Work effectively across different media channels, including digital, print and video
Stay on top of emerging technologies and trends
Contribute your ideas and work as part of an integrated, inter-disciplinary agency team
Juggle projects ranging from existing client work to new business pursuits
Function as a brand steward by developing and comprehending client style guides while maintaining consistent graphic identities that align with other print and advertising media
Able to take abstract concepts and strategic content and using them to produce visually compelling presentations.
Design and layout of collateral pieces, posters, and hand-outs
Bringing data and ideas to life through the design of custom graphics and ensuring that all creative materials are delivered in a well-designed/laid-out, consistent and accurate manner.
In-depth industry knowledge: typography, illustration, photography, color theory, motion graphics, multimedia authoring tools and corporate identity
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia or related discipline from an accredited college or university
A minimum of 8 years of design and art direction experience
Demonstrated ability to develop conceptual visual ideas and execute against them to create innovative digital solutions in a highly collaborative environment
Thorough understanding of best practices in web design
Strong presentation and communication skills
Experience art directing other designers
Software expertise including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
About Ketchum:

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients. We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it. We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way. And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands. We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it. How? Very simply—our people. By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.

Interested? We’ve got an opportunity for you.

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