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Creative Director

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Our Fortune 500 client seeks a Creative Director with both print and digital design capabilities to join their team for a contract-to-hire role. The Creative Director focuses on delivering solutions for a diverse range of marketing and integrated communications needs, across multiple defined lines of business, and anticipates in all activities related to the development of digital solutions, including collaboration with both online and offline areas of Enterprise Creative Solutions (ECS).

Whether you're client-side with a great Fortune 500 in-house agency and looking for a new challenge, or agency-side and tired of burning the candle at both ends, here's a perfect opportunity. Keep doing challenging, high-impact creative work—plus enjoy REAL work/life balance—in one of the most stable, fastest-growing financial institutions in the country.

The Creative Director must be results-driven and have worked with several creative teams including: Art Directors, Copywriters, and Graphic Designers, partnering with Team Leaders toward mentoring for each direct report.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Function as the primary director/designer responsible for delivering compelling concepts and design for digital, print and online channels.
• Organizes and leads creative reviews within department.
• Contributes to preliminary strategy formation for each assigned line of business.
• Review and approval of new creative proposals (Briefs).
• Recommends creative testing.
• Recommends and deciding upon use of outside creative vendors.
• Recommend product development and tests across lines of business.
• Serves as central figure in the cross-fertilization process and leading brainstorming sessions within Brand Marketing, as well as other areas of the company.
• Self-organized and manage multiple numerous, concurrent projects
• 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.

EXPERIENCE:

• 4-year degree specializing in graphic design, communications, or similar discipline.
• 8+ years industry experience
• Portfolio: Develops strategy and creates script for 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 within teams.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE:
• Demonstrates ability to consistently remain within budget and deliver within deadline.
• Working cross-platform (PC and Mac) and with various presentation devices (projector, monitor, interactive touch screen) is required.
• Proficient in the following technologies:
o Action script 2 & 3
o Adobe Flash
o Adobe CS5/6 Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver
o HTML/CSS
o Experience with Adobe After Effects of Final Cut Pro a plus
• Expert knowledge in MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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