The Department of Graphic Design and Advertising operates as the internal design studio supporting the Museum’s brand and identity, exhibitions, marketing campaigns, advertising, and all other communications across the Museum (MoMAdesignstudio.org). The art director demonstrates a high level of creative talent and conceptual development, with excellent design and typography skills. Responsible for and contributes to creative solutions and stewardship of brand and visual identity across multiple platforms, include MoMA brand, exhibitions, programs, and events; retail, video, and digital; and the Museum’s affiliate, MoMA PS1. Manages and mentors a team of designers and senior designers to smart, considered solutions that meet the needs and goals of individual departments and the Museum as a whole. Projects include marketing campaigns, advertising (print and online), signage, exhibition graphics, and print collateral. Assists associate creative director in managing a team of designers, a copywriter, a production team, and outside vendors. Oversees the budget, daily work routine, and design production of exhibition graphics and print collateral. Meets with various departmental clients to discuss scope, design, budget, and schedule of projects. Presents preliminary designs, comprehensives, and complete layouts and storyboards for review and approval on jobs such as exhibitions, video/animations, invitations, brochures, advertising campaigns, signage, posters, newsletters, and magazines. Initiates brainstorming sessions with design team and clients. Works with internal and external members of exhibition design team (curators, curatorial assistants, director and production managers from Exhibition Design & Production, video producer, exhibition budget administrators, frame shop foreperson, art handlers, output service bureaus, silkscreen installers, wall graphics installers) to design, prepare, and install exhibition graphics, such as exhibition identity, title walls, wall texts, graphics murals, photo blow-up reproduction, video, interactive media, and object labels. Supervises and manages exhibition budgets. Produces complete and final mechanical files for printer. Verifies that files match all printers’ specifications. Reviews proofs and makes all necessary revisions until final product is delivered meeting or exceeding all required quality standards and objectives. Supervises senior designers and freelance designers. Reports to Associate Creative Director, Graphic Design and Advertising. Determination of final title depends on credentials of candidate.
Requirements: BFA or MFA in graphic design or equivalent experience. Six to eight years of design and production experience, including three to four years as a senior designer or art director. Excellent design ability with thorough knowledge of advertising, exhibition design, print production, and video production, with additional experience in storyboarding and concept development for video and animation. Excellent organizational skills and strong managerial expertise. Excellent job management, strategic planning, and interpersonal leadership skills. Proactive problem-solving proficiency. Ability to work well under pressure. Adept at finessing outstanding working relationships with a wide variety of personality types. Team player willing to collaborate with people across all Museum departments. Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5 and CC) and InCopy. Additional knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, HTML, and CSS preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
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