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Art Director

at Amplify Education, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY   —   Jul 05, 2014   |  
Overview
Wireless Generation is seeking an Art Director to lead design initiatives for next generation educational applications. We're looking for creative visionaries with a broad interactive, mobile and graphic design background. The Art Director will report to Design Directors and the Creative Director, and is responsible for translating both 'user' and 'stakeholder' needs into functional, creative design solutions, while managing a team of designers to communicate both brand consistency and unique approaches to curriculum design. The ideal candidate will push the limits of creativity and storytelling with a deep understanding of new technologies.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds

Wireless Generation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V
Responsibilities
Develop original creative concepts and approaches with the project team, including product owners, UX designers, and programmers.
Develop original design concepts and oversee project design from concept through execution.
Design innovative and intuitive layouts and interfaces that utilize a diverse range of visuals (photography, illustration, 3D graphics, animation, infographics, and icons).
Produce exceptional work in short timeframes, manage time efficiently while multi-tasking across different projects and clients.
Communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale to other members of the design, development and client teams.
Design according to internal style guidelines and contribute to the creation of a digital brand strategy.
Experience
An outstanding online portfolio and a well-maintained sketchbook for in-person presentation
Passion for design and a true interest in innovative approaches to interactive user experience.
7+ years of experience in design and art production.
Experience designing for mobile applications is a plus.
1-2 years experience managing others, formally or project-based.
Experience in creating and working with wireframes, sketches, UI and final visual design.
Skills
Strong conceptual thinker, with knowledge of visual storytelling, typography, iconography, color theory, proportion and layout for mobile, tablets, print (and the production methods associated with each)
Exceptional skills in Adobe Creative Suite and a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Adobe Flash.
Positive, enthusiastic attitude
Education
Bachelors degree in design or equivalent work experience.
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