Your CD title was not a gift, you earned every patch on your sash, from junior to director.
Climbing up through the ranks over the years has given you a unique understanding of all roles in the studio — from both sides. That perspective helps you lead, mentor and inspire a diverse group of multidisciplinary creatives. You know a global client means being able to direct a multitude of distinct projects, on different timelines, simultaneously. Yeah, it’s a big job, but you’re always calm, cool and creative under pressure, which is why everyone from junior retouchers to clients trust your vision.
You’ve got major skills with everything from photo shoots to videos, but those skills pale in comparison to your talents in environmental and retail design. You not only have the ability to think in spaces, you also have the ability to see the next evolution of design and the integration of digital.
You’ll report to the ECD/Partner.
Our Creative Directors:
Provide leadership, mentor and train, allocate work, conduct performance reviews and determine pay increases for creative teams.
Provide creative leadership, vision and conceptual direction to creative teams, inspiring them to consistently produce their best work.
Create concepts and execute design solutions for clients from visualization to execution, successfully communicating messages and creating identity.
Present concepts to clients, articulating creative concepts and rationale while developing and maintaining strong client relationships.
Work with key production leads and project managers, producers, and design teams to ensure the design vision is executed in a consistent and world-class manner.
Partner with strategists to develop brand strategy and establish brand positioning for clients. Translate client business and brand goals into innovative, meaningful and beautiful digital experiences.
Direct and design deliverables such as brand foundation guides, brand standards, visual centers, photo style guides, packaging systems, environment design elements and more.
Assess priorities, manage time, triage, and delegate in a deadline-driven environment without putting the client or agency at risk.
Work closely with Account and Project teams to ensure projects are within budget, scope and timeline ranges.
Identify and cultivate new areas for revenue.
Review and approve all final work for assigned clients.
Participate in the recruitment of top creative talent by attending design/portfolio reviews, networking and keeping a pulse on the talent market in the community.
Skills and Expertise
Please walk in with:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic or Interactive Design.
8 years design experience with consumer brands working with retail and environmental design — with at least 5 years experience leading a multi-disciplinary creative team.
A portfolio demonstrating a passion for design and a mastery of visual communication.
Expert level of knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and InDesign), HTML/XHTML, CSS, and multimedia applications.
Working knowledge of photography, video direction.
A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
Effective, clear and concise presentation skills.
Comfortable interacting and collaborating with other departments within the agency to solve problems.
*Some after hours and weekend work required.
*Occasional travel required.Apply Now