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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JOB #R1903159

Art Director

 Creative  Art Director is responsible for conceptual development and the execution of creative deliverables. These responsibilities include creating and communicating concepts, implementing marketing strategies and developing interactive design solutions. You’ll work with a collaborative team of designers, copywriters as well as external vendors, such as production, photography, video, and more. Balancing creative thinking with interpersonal skills, this person will demonstrate an ability to justify concepts to both the client and the project team. 

You Are:  

  •  Risk   

  • Originality:Resists rules and conventions. Have a rebellious attitude because of a need to do things no one else does. 

  •  You recognize that art direction is, first and foremost, a people skill. 

  •  Effective communicator:  You will interface between clients and the creative team, you’ll be a “translator” and mediator.  

Your Key Responsibilities: 

Here’s what you’ll be doing day to day…

  • Conceptualize: Develop concepts and communicate  that hone in on  

  • Mentor: Direct & delegate   

  • Design: Directly contribute to project design and development:- . Produce clean, cohesive design with appropriate skills to deliver technically accurate files 

  • Maintain Relationships: Build  

  •  Contribute to the innovative development of the creative department 

  • Time Management: Ability to manage deadlines on concurrent projects effectively 

  • Collaborate: Work with senior management to gain approval of concepts and final design 

  • Brainstorming: Attend creative briefings, brainstorm sessions nd internal meetings/reviews as well as  

Your Experience & Intangible Traits: 

The ideal candidate for an Art Director position will possess the following competencies:

  • Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education, 4+ years design and interactive work experience 

  • Strong experience with Adobe Creative Suite CS5/CS6: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc. and Mac OS 

  • Comprehensive understanding of interaction and UI design 

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. 

  • Proven ability to design for HTML5 and CSS 

  • Experience leading a team of designers, production specialists and writers to creative excellence. 

  • Well-developed communication skills 

  • Ability to think creatively and justify concepts to clients and team members 

  • Experience with strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution 

  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines 

  • Keen knowledge of current design and technology trends 

  •  experience  

  • Appetite and ability to work closely with technology dept. to refine designs 

  • Solid brand/identity experience 

  • Experience working in an art director/copywriter team setting on conceptual development and integrated campaigns 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English 

  • Strong conceptual development, typography and interactive design skills 

  • Flexible, adaptable worker with superb multitasking abilities 

  • Effectively take initiative and complete projects thoroughly and on time 

  • Ability to collaborate and articulate creative ideas to the team 

 Bonus Points  

  •  hand  

  • Photography and photo manipulation skills 

  • After Effects/Motion Design experience  

Like what you see and think you’re a perfect fit? Apply today.

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We thank all candidates in advance for their application, but only those contacted for an interview will receive a reply.

At ICF Next, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. ICF Next is committed to providing accommodations. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Toronto, Canada (CD80)

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