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At Artisan Creative, we place talent for freelance and full time positions at advertising agencies, in-house marketing departments, interactive and design firms.
Our expertise is in digital, creative and marketing roles. We place designers and writers who conceptualize and create, UX and UI talent who impact user experience, project and account managers, digital and email marketers, data analysts, SEO experts and social media talent who execute, evaluate and optimize the work.
We recruit and place talent at all levels of experience from junior positions to senior-level executives in the areas listed below.
3D Animators create characters, backgrounds and props using computer software, usually programs such as Maya or Cinema 4D. To bring designs to life, 3D animators create textures, modeling and lighting to give the appearance of movement.
3D Renderers take sketches or wireframes of a 3D object and turn it into a 2D model on software such as V-Ray or Autodesk. 3D rendering is a complex part of production where the artist will manipulate the image to give a three-dimensional appearance
Account Directors & Managers, Planners, Executives & Supervisors are members of the Account Team. They are skilled communicators and the go-to people for clients. They are responsible for managing a company’s relationship with its clients by setting expectations and planning to ensure objectives are met. They are often the first point of contact and will usually strategize and attend meetings to ensure clients are happy. There are several components that make up an account team.
Brand Analysts and Brand Researchers use market research to develop campaigns or new products and services for in-house companies. They have their finger on the pulse when it comes to consumer trends and identify ways to launch a product into the market while ensuring it is in alignment with the overall brand image.
Brand Managers and Brand Planners are focused on brand positioning. They know who to target and where to target by being responsible for a brand’s identity within the market. They know exactly what consumers want and how to build a relationship between them and a product.
Brand Strategists work with Brand Managers and Planners to help bridge the gap between how a company wants to be seen and how the consumers actually see them. They ensure that consumers understand the product by getting to know their target audiences up close and personal.
Broadcast Producers are the creatives responsible for the production of a programming segment, promotions, or even an entire show. Projects can range from some of your favorite TV shows to corporate training videos. Not only do Broadcast Producers ensure the smooth running of shows behind the scenes, but they also manage scheduling, scout for locations and talent and ensure shows run from concept to completion without fault.
Compositors are the final piece of puzzle when it comes to animation. They take layers of images which have previously been constructed (see 3D Rendering) and combine them to create a final image.
Content Strategists define the strategy of content for a brand or business (written or other media) based on goals and business objectives for their customer. They plan, develop, and manage content and can focus on either front-end strategy or on back-end strate
Copyeditors check text to ensure consistency, style, accuracy and formatting are correct. They fact-check, look for inconsistencies and make sure copy is error-free.
Copywriters write powerful advertising and marketing copy to capture the reader’s attention. Depending on the company, they may work in tandem with an Art Director or work with teams to develop ideas which will sell an idea or a product. Copywriters may specialize in long or short form copy or web, print and broadcast copy. Examples are Ad copy, taglines, website copy, brochure copy, blogs, catalog and product descriptions. Copywriters are also tasked with content development for sites, blogs, articles, social media and PR.
Creative Directors provide an overall vision and concept for a project or campaign. They may pitch and present concept ideas to clients or internal teams and have an innovative and visionary eye for inspiring creativity. They lead design teams and will often mentor and guide teams to produce their concepts. Creative Directors can come from either a copy or a design background.
Creative Services Managers direct and manage a creative team or department along with the overall creative process. They delegate tasks, manage resources and liaise with internal stakeholders. The CSM keeps designers, developers and other creatives motivated while managing multiple projects to keep everyone (and everything) on track.
E-Commerce Specialists measure a website’s analytics, sales and conversions and create marketing initiatives such as affiliate programs, social media campaigns, SEM and email marketing to increase traffic and sales.
Editors | Avid & Final Cut Pro Editors often work in the television, film and video industry and specialize in editing using specialized software. Editors can specialize in long or short form projects, online and corporate videos, TV segments or feature films.
Email Marketers are an integral member of the marketing team. Their focus can include design of email marketing campaigns, deployment, monitoring and analysis of open rates, conversions and customer acquisition.
Graphic Designers are design magicians who use a variety of mediums to express a message, whether it’s an advertising campaign, product packaging or marketing material. They are adept at solving problems creatively and usually have a keen eye for colors, fonts and layouts. Graphic designers specialize is print, packaging, brochures, sell sheets and all forms of corporate communications.
HTML5 Developers use HTML5 and CSS3 to create responsive sites that perform optimally on the mobile and tablet devices.
Identity & Systems Designer
Identity & Systems Designers create the overall identity for a company. They may design a look and feel, logos and an over-arching brand and vision to allows for the brand to be instantly recognizable. They often create brand and style guidelines and outline identity usage for many formats from print, to web to outdoor and signage
Illustrators create original illustrations. Whether using a computer to create vector-based graphics or traditional drawing, illustrators create logos and characters, backgrounds and original designs to sell an idea or a product
Information Architects create navigational structures for the end user. They take complex information to create content structures which facilitates effective communication on a website. Often they build wireframes to show the flow of information.
Interaction Designers understand the needs of a user and a product and create processes to make the interaction with a site or application seamless. Their main focus is to make interactions betweens humans and technology user friendly and functional. They are able to create usable designs which function for both businesses and the user.
Interactive (Digital) Designer
Interactive and Digital Designers create websites and applications and strive to make them more user-friendly and functional. They understand how technology works and aim to create a successful interaction between the two.
The marketing function in a creative agency or Marketing Communication Team is made up of many talented individuals who focus on different aspects of marketing. They include Marketing Coordinators, Marketing Managers and Marketing Directors. Additional members include Marketing Analysts, Demand Gen and SEO specialists to list just a few. Collectively they market and promote their company’s products and services via a variety of digital or traditional avenues. They collect and analyze data to ensure targeted marketing campaigns are deployed to the right audiences.
A Media Team consists of many players with a variety of skills and strengths. They include Media Directors, Planners, Strategists, and Buyers who are responsible for different aspects of Media placement. Media roles are available in Media agencies, Advertising firms, within creative teams or corporate entities who are focused on advertising their products. Media placement can be either targeted such as on social, or focus on an omni-channel approach depending on the products goals and budget.
Mobile and Web Applications Designer & Developer design the UI and Visual design and develop for mobile apps across multiple platform mobile applications. They provide cohesive design for the small screen to make sure the app is user friendly, easy to use and functional.
Motion Graphics Designer brings graphic design to life by using animation and visual effects to create an engaging, entertaining video or ad.
Package Designers design the look and feel of your favorite products. They carefully consider colors and shapes in order to concept and produce an aesthetically pleasing product.
Presentation Designers create presentations using PowerPoint, Keynote or Prezi. They select colors, fonts, images and layout in order to accurately present information for a meeting or that all-important client pitch. Many also create custom backgrounds, illustrations and animations to incorporate style guides and branded elements.
Product Managers are strategic and business-minded individuals who look at ways in which a product can be marketable and profitable. They research, conduct surveys and look at consumers in order to understand a market. They are brand advocates of their products and often collaborate with other stakeholders to make sure the product message and positioning is consistent across all platforms.
Production Artists work closely with Art Directors and designers to layout and execute on concepts. They ensure that files are layed out, prepped, resized, proofed and optimized for pre-press or web.
Production Coordinators usually work under a Production or Project Manager and assist with managing schedules, budgets and ensuring projects are kept on track.
Production Managers are responsible for planning and scheduling a production process. They create proposals, project plans, budget scopes and work with vendors to ensure work is completed on time. They may work in print production or web production.
Proofreader / Editor
Proofreaders | Editors check copy for grammatical errors, changes in font, layout and writing style and ensure it is accurate.
Retoucher / Finisher
Retouchers | Finishers are magicians who perform color corrections, apply filters or combine several graphics to create unique imagery. They ensure that photographs are flawless before being used in a campaign or a design.
SEO / SEM Specialist
SEO | SEM Specialist uses a variety of processes for search engine marketing. They may look at Search Engine Optimization or Pay Per Click advertising in order to attract new customers. They will use keywords, tracking and web copy in order to build a successful SEM campaign.
Social Media Strategist
Social Media Strategists research and strategize unique ways to use social media for marketing purposes. They research trends and analytics and will help to support a campaign by building a strategy to reach audiences.
Technology Managers usually oversee a team of developers or other tech-savvy employees. They understand technical issues and the goals of a client or business and see to it that their team delivers.
Traffic Coordinators are excellent planners who make sure work is flowing and that there are enough resources to keep to schedules and budgets.
User Experience (UX) Designers explore different approaches of how a product or website should work. They will wireframe (a rough layout) a website or an application based on user research and user testing. They often create personas of a typical user and look at various scenarios of how they may use a website or product.
User Experience (UX) Research is often the first step in the user Experience process. UX researchers use a variety of methodologies to provide information and context to the design team. The research step helps pinpoint the user’s needs and or the products functions and requirements. UX research methods include user interviews, usability testing and heuristic evaluation.
Visual and User Interface Designers
Visual and UI Designers create visually engaging designs for the web or applications. They will ensure a brand’s designs are cohesive and aesthetically pleasing. They will have a deep appreciation of colors, layouts and styles plus take into consideration user-centered design.
Web Analytics Specialist
Web Analytics Specialists Use analytics of a website to increase traffic and make improvements. They look at conversion rates, website visitors and traffic sources. They will collate details and make improvements to allow for company growth and profitability.
Web Designers, Web Developers, Web and UI Applications Designers and Developers, & Web Producers are members of the Web Team. In a creative agency, they are made up of many talented creatives who focus on different aspects of web development and design. Collectively they design and develop digital applications via a variety of digital or traditional avenues.