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Interactive Art Director

The Job:

Traction is hiring an Art Director to join our client’s Marketing Communications group and be an integral part of a team that produces high profile projects across multiple digital platforms on a global scale.

As an embedded member of the client team, this role designs content and interfaces for the client’s website and other interactive platforms, particularly for product launches, under the limited direction of an Associate Creative Director.

Must be available to work onsite in Sunnyvale, CA exclusively working embedded with our client that is headquartered in Cupertino.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for successful conception and execution of visual creative direction
  • Regularly reviews creative work with the group’s senior creative staff to get feedback on direction, and to ensure the work is aligned with other activities in the group
  • Delivers the art direction of an interactive project, such as apps, emails, web pages, from concept through to code
  • Develops innovative and on-strategy designs and experiences that meet the objectives of the assignment
  • Solves problems conceptually in collaboration with the broader interactive team, including writers, UX designers, creative technologists, and developers
  • Presents persuasively and clearly articulates design rationale
  • Communicates effectively — verbally and in writing — with other creatives and product managers, engendering trust and respect

Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience specializing in visual design for the web, interactive art direction, design, and production
  • Experience in advertising, marketing, corporate identity, brand management, sales promotion and/or new media communication.
  • Expertise in developing creative solutions in a variety of campaigns, across a broad range of problems and media.
  • Proficiency with digital design software, including Illustrator, Photoshop and Sketch, as well as Mac OS
  • An obsession with delivering pixel-perfect work
  • A basic understanding of HTML (no coding required)
  • Education: BA or BFA in Graphic Design or other related design discipline preferred
  • Dimensions and Success Factors:
  • Thrives in a challenging and fast-paced work environment
  • Is self-motivated with strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Easily develops strong client relationships
  • Establishes rapport and collaborates will with other designer, developers, and project managers
  • Is resourceful, adaptable, creative, and results-oriented with high energy and a positive attitude
  • Adapts well to change and is flexible and nimble
  • Is highly detail-oriented, with a drive for perfection
  • Understands the importance of providing excellent service and consistently delivering client satisfaction

Extra Credit:

  • Experience working client-side or embedded at a client location

Our humblebrag:
Join an award-winning, digitally-focused, full-service, independent agency staffed by a bunch of folks who love what they do and do what they love. Still on the rise after 17 years of success, you’ll enjoy a satisfying suite of benefits, as well as the chance to work on the world's most well-know brand. 

Will you accept our mission?
Traction is dedicated to creating meaningful advertising, branding, and experiences for our clients and their consumers. In order to accomplish this, we have fostered a culture rooted in autonomy, empowerment, collaboration, and—occasionally—mischief. We believe that great work is spontaneous, and the best ideas come from a diverse team of creatively-minded individuals. Our goal is to be an agency where the journey getting there is as great as the work itself, and we’re looking for the right people to help us do it.

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