Digital Art Director

Location: Vancouver

FCV Interactive is a full-service agency. As a result of exciting new business wins, we are seeking a Digital Art Director to join our Experience Design team. Culture is very important to us and we believe that smart, passionate and fun people build great companies. As a Digital Art Director, you will work with a talented team creating experiences that make life better.

Ideally, you have at least 6 years leading and delivering innovative and effective user-focused digital design work for major brands. You love your craft, value the art of designing exceptional experiences, and you’re hungry for an exciting new opportunity.

Reporting to our VP Experience Design, you’ll work alongside our User Experience, Strategy, and Technical Development teams through the complete lifecycle - from strategy, research and concepting, through design, development and implementation of high-end, enterprise-scale web and mobile applications. You’ll be responsible for the quality of design output both individually and within your project team.

Our projects cover multiple deliverables, so you’ll be leading your project teams entire design output including concepts, prototypes, interface & interaction design, as well as campaign and brand design. You’ll often be required to professionally and effectively present your team’s work - and be ready to both give and receive constructive feedback.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver world-class design solutions to client business problems – both individually, and as part of a project team
  • Mentor, lead, and support the creative team in the day-to-day execution of creative design work
  • Meet directly with clients and possess effortless presentation skills
  • Be comfortable switching between digital and traditional media at a moment’s notice
  • Stay on top of emerging digital platforms and trends - and inspire your team with them
  • Manage your time efficiently and pro-actively flag any design or departmental issues before they arise
  • Deliver pitch-winning work for our Business Development team, while never losing focus on your live projects
  • Always behave professionally under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Collaborate across departments and disciplines and with client teams as required
  • Source and lead specialized creative freelance resources where required
  • Mentor junior designers to grow and hone their skills to unleash their best work

Skills and Experience

  • 6+ years experience in a digital agency design role – with the ability to oversee projects from a high level and craft the details when necessary
  • 4+ years demonstrated design/creative team leadership and collaboration
  • Degree level education in Design, Multimedia, New Media or equivalent
  • An award-winning portfolio of work that demonstrates your capabilities across a range of brands and channels as both a hands-on designer as well as a design lead
  • A strong grasp of user experience best practices
  • Adobe Creative Suite & Keynote ninja. Any front-end knowledge would be neat
  • Expert knowledge of responsive and adaptive digital design and how it relates to user interaction, grid systems, branding, typography, color theory, iconography – and the ability to communicate these principles to clients and non-design staff
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to focus under pressure and deal with ambiguity
  • A sense of humour and a positive attitude

FCV offers a competitive + comprehensive salary and benefit package. Please forward your resume to: recruiting@fcvinteractive.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for your interest in FCV Interactive. Due to the large volume of resumes we receive, we are only able to contact those applicants that are most qualified for each position.

Please no calls from recruiters or employment agencies. FCV Interactive does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, FCV Interactive will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee.

FCV Interactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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