Connecticut Art Directors Club

October 2012


Interactive Associate Creative Director

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Here’s your chance to put your creative stamp on one of the hottest agencies in the northeast.

Cronin and Company is a Top 10 New England ad agency, and has been named the Top Connecticut Ad Agency seven years in a row. We’re a fully integrated, award-winning communications firm with national brand, blue chip clients. And we’re looking for someone who can apply their talent and passion to our clients’ challenges and requirements to create breakthrough, mind-blowing work.

The role of the Interactive Associate Creative Director requires a creative and energetic individual who is capable of working to deadlines on multiple projects concurrently. You will need to act as a creative technologist who can combine the world of design with the capabilities of the latest technology. You must have experience in leading teams to create and execute the best interactive experiences for the end user while meeting the goals of the client.

Your background is in design, so you know what looks good (and looks like crap). But your passion lies in the digital space, where you’ve done great work for the last decade — but know your best is yet to come. You’re skilled in the latest software suites. You lead by example with your work ethic. And you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.

Responsibilities

  • Work in a collaborative environment to create visual experiences for all interactive initiatives including website, microsite, mobile, applications, banner ads, social and other technologies.
  • Apply a strong understanding of interactive knowledge, including visual design, front-end development, usability and technology standards.
  • Coordinate with art directors, project managers, copywriters and developers to make sure design adheres to the client’s requirements, goals and objectives.
  • Effectively interpret a client’s needs as outlined in creative briefs and translate them into compelling interactive designs.
  • Apply design theory and take into consideration content, navigational structure and usability.
  • Maintain extremely high design and production standards.

Requirements

  • Someone who understands the graphic, functional and usability aspects of interactive design.
  • Expertise working in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong experience with Flash design / development (including ActionScript).
  • Knowledge of capabilities regarding front-end technology such as HTML, CSS, jQuery.
  • Must be organized and able to work independently on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • 10-15 years design, interactive experience, preferably in an agency environment.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Has had success leading conceptual development and execution of award winning creative work.
  • Experience in presenting (selling) created concepts to the client.
  • Background is design – typography, composition, color and imagery.
  • Strong conceptual thinking.
  • Be creative, innovative and passionate in your work.

Apply

kjamo@cronin-co.com

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Graphic Designer

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Responsibilities

  • Create and produce print materials including: brochures, postcards, newsletters/calendars, flyers, invitations and ads
  • Update website

Requirements

  • Proficiency with desktop publishing programs: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat (Windows) (Design work will be done on a PC)
  • Solid understanding of production skills needed to prepare and set up files for press
  • Comfort with learning new web design programs
  • Willingness to accept input and work collaboratively
  • Motivated self-starter, reliable, dependable, task-oriented, attention to detail, and able to multi-task
  • Interest in the performing and visual arts, a plus

Apply

  • Schedule is flexible, but must be mutually agreed upon
  • Please, no freelance applicants
  • Please submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and .pdf examples of your work to:

    Donna Berman
    Executive Director
    21 Charter Oak Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Or email to: yashira.santiago@charteroakcenter.org

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