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Associate Creative Director / Design Team Lead

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The Associate Creative Director – Graphic Design is a digitally savvy specialist in Design and Aesthetics. This individual will bring innovative ideas and have the ability to drive those ideas to completion as a leader and collaborator. This position will be responsible for providing creative team mentorship in order to foster and grow ideas in a team oriented environment. The ideal candidate will have an excellent portfolio of graphic design and digital work, and be eager to bring strategic thinking to a wide spectrum of brand-building & marketing challenges. 

Specific Responsibilities: 

Creative Product Output 

  • Mastery level in Graphic Design including, but not limited to typography, brand system & logo design, image making and layout/composition. 
  • Ability to design and provide creative feedback to improve design across all mediums including print, digital/web, video and photography 
  • Cultivate and drive innovative digital content and experiences via online, mobile social and environments 
  • Ensures the timely development and execution of campaigns and projects designed to deliver results for the team and the business 
  • Display global awareness and an understanding of global advertising 
  • Delivers original ideas that are clear, concise and convincing 
  • Actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence and accountability; continuously push the edges of what’s possible and inspire creative excellence 
  • Is a student of the industry – keeps abreast of current trends and technologies to maintain leading edge and credibility 

Relationship Management: 

  • Assures full trust in covering business partner meetings – can present ideas in a clear manner, can defend a point of view regarding those ideas, and is an active listener and problem solver when feedback is provided 
  • Has a respectful and partnering relationship with all teams within the group – account, strategy, project management, design, studio production, photography, retouching, digital, social, etc. 
  • In partnership with Executive Creative Director, manages outside vendor and agencies as well as freelancers and contract workforce as appropriate. 

Leadership: 

  • Encourages and fosters career development of the team; provides creative direction to others – encouraging thinking beyond their own work. 
  • In partnership with the Executive Creative Director, leads high performing team that meets all deadlines with work that consistently exceeds expectations 
  • Can delegate workload and resources effectively to cover major assignments without the need for additional teams, while managing lower level teams on minor assignments 


Skills/Requirements 

  • 10+ years’ experience in advertising or an idea-led creative agency 
  • BS, BA, BFA or relevant degree required 
  • Portfolio to demonstrate creative abilities 
  • OMNI-Channel experience – TV, Print, Digital, Social, Content/Video 
  • 2-5 years’ leadership of creative team preferred 

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