Associate Creative Director

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The Associate Creative Director is the field general (half Omar Bradley & half George S. Patton as played by George C. Scott) in charge of teams made up of dangerous digital artists with musical aspirations, ex-lithographers with English accents, Z-space programmers who’ve done federal time, sick Web developers who’ve bravely summit’ed Everest without oxygen, and actual samurai sword-owning creative types who refuse to drive anything other than expensive German engineering. The ACD is basically the CD’s executioner. Ever see “Lone Wolf and Cub?” The ACD is that guy minus the killer baby carriage. The ACD articulates and champions the key values underpinning the strategic and creative execution of the agency's accounts. The ACD is the consummate professional, a strong communicator, and has a deep understanding of design trends, marketing principals, cultural issues, technologies and opportunities in online communication. The agency's ACDs are collaborative, innovative, and visionary and have experience leading creative teams to the promise land of client-and-agency bliss. The ACD reports to the Creative Director.

Responsibilities:

Lead large scale Agency of Record accounts.
Manage and mentor Art Directors, Senior Designers and Designers.
Understands the strategic business intent of specific projects and audience/customer goals.
Work with Creative Director(s) to ensure maximum effectiveness of various concepts.
Team player willing to do whatever it takes to make the work better.
Help drive and inspire the overall direction of creative group.

Required Skills:

Must have outstanding body of work, and agency client facing experience.
Demonstrated conceptual and strategic campaign experience.
Strong communication skills in presenting a vision to clients and demonstrated experience strategically delegating work to design team members.
Demonstrated ability to lead, convince and inspire in a client-service environment; proven ability to achieve results with major clients and manage team members.

Client is willing to consider amazing candidates outside the Seattle area, and will consider covering relocation costs.