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Art Director

DDC Advocacy is a full-service grassroots issue advocacy firm that offers complete program strategy, development, and execution services to corporate, association, and non-profit clients. As one of the premier grassroots firms in the country, DDC Advocacy offers the nation’s most complete array of grassroots services, from nationwide, on-the-ground field support to cutting-edge online advocacy services.

We are currently seeking a talented and versatile Art Director to lead large-scale advocacy initiatives through the entire life cycle of the project, from concept to production. You will work directly with a core team and executive level project stake-holders to develop innovative and industry-leading interactive experiences.

Responsibilities:

• Lead projects for the creative team through strategy, concept development, design and implementation

• Collaboration with cross-functional teams on multiple projects concurrently

• Clear and articulate presentation of creative work to both clients and internal stake-holders

• Mentorship and support for team members

• Assist in incorporating and testing new technologies

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Web Design/Computer Science or equivalent agency experience

• 5+ years of paid experience (2 years in an Art Director role preferred)

• Online portfolio with recent samples of your work

• Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)

• Proficient with XHTML, CSS and standards-based web design

• Familiarity with Javascript frameworks

• Attention to detail and the ability to clearly understand client goals and requirements

• Strong communication skills built upon collaboration with both internal teams and clients

• An up-to-date and well cultivated understanding of industry trends

• Strong knowledge of cross-browser rendering issues

• Good sense of humor and strong nerves under pressure

Desired (but not required):

• Experience with all aspects of print production and desktop publishing

• Experience developing in Flash and/or Silverlight

• Experience with C#/ASP.NET

• Familiarity with leading content management systems (Wordpress, Joomla, etc)

• Knowledgeable about social media, social media communities, sites and applications

DDC Advocacy offers a competitive benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental benefits, parking, casual dress, matching 401(K) and more. To learn more about DDC Advocacy, please visit our website (www.ddcadvocacy.com).

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