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Art Director (Freelance)
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Syneos Health | Philadelphia, PA
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Job Description


* On-site availability required
* Paid hourly
* W2 required, no 1099 or corp-to-corp
* Flexible to work anywhere from 0-40 hours per week as needed.
* Hours are not guaranteed
The Art Director is responsible for the execution quality
of initial ideas and finished projects. The Art Director chooses photographic styles, illustrative styles, talent, and any props necessary to create projects. The Art Director is not only responsible for the "look" of an advertisement, but also works with copy
and account partners to develop the concept. He/she creates rough layouts. Once a rough layout for an advertisement is approved internally, the Art Director may use someone from the Creative Specialists Group to produce the best promotional piece possible, allowing the
Art Director to move on to creating the next promotional concept.

Description of Duties

• Executes creative thinking and visual choices:
o Formulates layouts and visual approaches and specifies details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
o Utilizes the most effective vehicle for the tactic: print, electronic, multimedia.
o Initiates multiple concepts and sketches.
o Conceptualizes and helps design interfaces for multimedia games, e-mails, and convention pieces.
o Prepares detailed storyboards showing sequence and timing of story development for video/animated productions.
o Ensures that the appropriate form of execution is used for the project (clinical vs promotional, branded vs unbranded).
• Assists in workload management when needed:
o Provides detailed direction to Specialists Supervisor, Design Specialist/Design Director, or Desktop Specialist.
o Reviews and approves proofs.
o Attends outside productions (video/photo), managing the set design and working with wardrobe.
o Confers with team to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques.
• Interacts with clients:
o Assists in presenting creative ideas and solutions to clients.
o Advises clients on all technical visual recommendations and issues.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BFA degree preferred, with coursework emphasis in illustration, graphic design, commercial/visual arts, or advertising.
• With a BA/BFA degree, 3+ years of art experience in an agency setting and 1+ year of pharmaceutical experience.
• With less than a BA/BFA degree, 6-8 years of related experience in an agency setting, including 2+ years of pharmaceutical experience, are required.
• Exceptional computer skills. Knowledge of Macintosh operating platform a must. PC understanding a plus. Thorough knowledge of the following software applications is required: Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, and Photoshop and Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.
• Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide marketable solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics.

Key Competencies

• Mastery of composition techniques in producing polished final pieces (ie, attention to detail, good knife, and understanding of multimedia).
• Comprehensive computer photo retouching and image development skills.
• Demonstrated, complete understanding of:
• Color theory and color relationships.
• Typographic terms that identify type forms and specifications
• Perspective and space relationships.
• Page composition and grid structures.




Pennsylvania [PA]

About Syneos Health

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies - INC Research and inVentiv Health - we bring together more than 21,000 clinical and commercial minds to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. Teaming with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, you'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment where you'll be supported with comprehensive resources including emerging technologies, data, science and knowledge sharing. Grow your career with a global company committed to shortening the distance from lab to life.