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Creative Director

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Jan 14, 2020

San Diego, CA 92101

Permanent

Agent: Joshua H.

Job #: 155775

Salary: DOE

Job Description

Leading a team of thinkers and doers, the right Creative Director will bring a mix of leadership, design expertise, and business understanding to the position. You’ll promote our company and our valued clients. We’re looking for an experienced manager of people, someone that can inspire others, taking creative to a new level as the agency continues to grow. The ideal candidate will have a natural eye for design and a drive to inspire dynamic ideas that connect with all types of audiences.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ability to lead a team of 5 to 10 creative people
  • Champion creativity, quality, customer experience, and community
  • Conceive, craft, and execute best-in-class creative and content ideas on time, on brand and on strategy
  • Inspire, direct, build, lead, and review the work of the creative team in the production of all print and web projects
  • Manage, supervise, review, and audit the work of designers and art workers to ensure the creative level expected is being met
  • Help drive maximum efficiency, productivity, and the maintenance of the highest quality of creative concept, design, and artwork
  • Oversee, manage, and review new creative concepts with clients
  • Act as brand guardian to ensure all design collateral produced is faithful to the client’s brand guidelines
  • Effectively organize and prioritize workload especially around deadline and budget and have the flexibility to respond to increases in workload, tight deadlines, and travel
  • Build, lead, mentor and inspire a world-class creative team made up of full-time, part-time, and freelance designers, fostering an open culture that celebrates original thinking, innovation, and creative risk-taking
  • A true collaborator always looking for new ways to create situations in which people strive creatively
  • Have an eye for identifying creative talent and ability to build a network of high performing contractors
  • Understanding how to scale creative capabilities while retaining a great level of craft
  • Deep understanding of art direction, brand identity, packaging, environmental design, social media, and web best practices–constantly bringing new ideas to the table
  • Possess strong leadership and communication skills
  • Provides opportunities for learning and growth for all creative team members
  • Functions as the lead in the conception, design, and creation of all internal creative
  • Presents creative strategies and concepts to clients clearly
  • Understands the client’s business, brand, products, and customers
  • Is responsible for presenting to clients and helps structure powerful selling arguments for work
  • Strategize with the brand team to anticipate problems, analyze solutions, identify alternatives, and suggest recommendations
  • Always current and even ahead of creative trends in the industry
  • Always leads by example

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • A love of design
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10 years of related experience with 5+ years of creative direction in an agency or corporate setting
  • Excellent communication skills (both in conversation and in writing) with an emphasis on pitching and presentations, running work-sessions and articulating and defending creative decisions
  • Proven track record partnering with multiple disciplines and departments on projects
  • Excellent production know-how with hands-on knowledge of brand strategy, identity, art direction, print, packaging, photography, and videography
  • Proven creative leadership in developing creative for the digital space (social, video, app, web)
  • Knowledge of animation and video production tools and software, including (but not limited to): Creative Cloud Suite including Photoshop and Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Bridge, After Effects, and Premiere

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