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Design Director

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We have a hot San Diego agency looking for a Design Director. The Design Director will inspire creativity and innovative thinking, while leading the conception, design and execution of assignments.

The Ideal candidate is someone who is absorbed in the latest interactive trends and digital experiences across a variety of mediums. The Design Director must have a deep understanding of how interactive experiences are modeled and how the interactive experience should function on the web, iPhone Apps, mobile sites, social networking, and self-service kiosks.

Responsibilities include:

• Establish creative strategy, budgets & schedules for key accounts / assignments.
• Pitch key accounts and deliver creative strategy.
• Manage and mentor the creative team while challenging and introducing new and innovative methods of creative execution.
• Communicate and create overall interactive team design vision by defining the direction and goals for the group.
• Lead projects, critique work and approve final design executions.
• Ensure quality, usefulness, and successful delivery of creative assignments.
• Set and maintain creative standards for the department and enforce accountability when standards are not met.
• Assign creative leads and teams to accounts and projects.
• Sell department capabilities.
• Help maintain an active list of creative contractor resources, i.e.: art directors, copywriters, visual designers, photographers, Flash designers/developers, 3D artists, etc.
• Work with executive team to improve processes and tools to increase product quality & efficiency.

Requirements & Qualifications

• Amazing presenter, conceptual thinker
• Great people skills – have to inspire and lead client and internal teams
• Problem solver on every level
• Superior visual design sensibilities and principle knowledge
• Big/great agency experience
• Excellent experience managing budgets, teams, timelines, deliverables
• 6-8 years experience in digital creative

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