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Associate Creative Director

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Amazing opportunity to join a growing Portland agency as an Associate Creative Director!

The ideal Associate Creative Director candidate comes from a digital/interactive agency background with 6+ years experience hands-on leadership experience and is an artistic force for both the clients and the company. You will be involved in creative undertakings, from project concepting to design prototyping to design execution; working closely with senior leadership and will have specific experience shaping innovative design and brand experiences. You must be expertly skilled in defining and executing design styles based on client strategy, brand, and creative guidelines. As well as be self-motivated and willing to be challenged by the Chief Creative Director and our clients.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong conceptual, creative direction and leadership for client presentations, new client acquisitions, and new business pitches
  • Maintain strong relationships with current clients
  • Ability to define the creative vision and drive concepts to craft innovative interactive experiences
  • Ability to guide and inspire the creative team from concept through delivery
  • Ability to manage multiple projects from a creative leadership perspective
  • Conceive and create experience-oriented design solutions that fulfill strategic business objectives
  • Inspire, motivate and manage creative teams
  • Mentor and lead junior, intermediate and senior creative staff through critique of their work in order to maintain consistent creative and award-winning quality
  • Generate clear solutions to turn challenges around
  • Motivate to come up with innovative concepts and ideas
  • Understand outstanding design, execution and interactions vs. what is average and safe
  • Understand user experience and work closely with UX designers
  • Communicate clearly both internally and externally
  • Grow a solid reputation with clients and the community at large


  • Desired Skills & Experience:
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, creative vision, strategic intellect
  • 6-8 years experience in a creative leadership role in an agency environment
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Interactive experience defining and driving the design process and direction of both small and large interactive projects
  • Strong knowledge of creating and designing any interactive experiences across multiple platforms, such as interactive campaigns, large scale portals, mobile applications and TV interfaces
  • Solid time estimation, budget development, and resource planning skills
  • Advanced experience managing the creative development process in a client-services environment
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities at all levels of both internal and client organizations
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs
  • Proven mentoring, supervisory, and team-building skills


  • If this sounds like a perfect fit for you, apply now!

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