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Creative Director (Dallas)

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Duration- This is a CONTRACT TO HIRE (after roughly 3 months).
Schedule- Monday- Friday during normal business hours
Location- Plano, TX
Hourly pay rate- not to exceed $45.00hr
Annual salary- not to exceed $90k
Experience- automotive finance experience preferred, ad agency experience, fortune 500 experience, for ACD or CD experience

Manages one or several creative teams including: Art Directors, Copywriters (both FTE's and contractors). Leads creative strategy development for each assigned line of business. Is self-organized and manages numerous, concurrent projects.
• Reviews, provides input and approves strategy briefs.
• Partners with Brand Strategy and Business Teams to recommend creative testing.
• Identifies and solves marketing problems from a creative standpoint.
• Recommends and directs use of outside creative vendors.
• Leads brainstorming sessions within Brand Marketing as well as other areas of the company.

Experience: 4 year degree specializing in Design, Communications, or similar discipline. 10+ years industry experience as a Creative Director.

Develops strategy and directs major advertising campaigns including broadcast, print and Web components. Supervises all aspects of the creative process, including managing full-time, freelance and vendors. Demonstrates ability to consistently remain within budget and deliver within deadline. Overcomes adversity and obstacles.


Industry Knowledge: Direct Mail and web knowledge within the financial industry highly preferred, or Creative Director position within a Fortune 500 or highly recognized ad agency. Quick to identify, address and incorporate trends into strategic development. Trains and mentors members of the creative team. Speaks and manages to industry Best Practices. Comfortably initiates and presents strategic recommendation to VP, CEO levels within any type of organization.

Technical Knowledge: Knows capabilities of today’s most commonly used design (print, web and presentation) software.

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