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Associate Creative Director
Ref No.: 17-11688
Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 12/04/2017
Title: Associate Creative Director
Location: Lincolnshire, IL (Remote Flex)
Type: Contract-to-Hire

Key Responsibilities:
  • Take the new brand concept and oversee the execution of that concept across many channels including web, email, mobile applications and print-ready assets
  • Responsible for articulating and defending conceptual and directional choices
  • Conceive and create experience-oriented design solutions that fulfill strategic business objectives
  • Develop solid relationships with business stakeholders and team members
  • Direct all phases of creative work from concept through production
  • Responsible for mentoring and leading junior creative staff through critique of their work to maintain consistent creative quality
  • Help manage any contract creative staff on the project team Accountable for developing and directing creative work of the highest caliber with their team
  • Collaborate with UX, BA and Dev team as the creative work travels through the development process
  • QAing creative work to ensure brand strategy and business goals are met

Required Experience:
  • 5+ years experience in a creative leadership role (at least 3+ years digital agency environment)
  • A strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, digital marketing, visual communication and the creative process
  • Experience designing creative in the following: responsive web, mobile application, advertising, collateral and brand identity
  • Strong ability to provide clear creative direction and provide timely and helpful feedback to improve creative processes to keep work on budget and schedule
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs
  • Proven leadership skills with experience guiding teams including mentoring, supervising and team-building

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Experience rolling out a new brand for a client or at a corporation
  • Experience working in an agile development environment adopting Lean UX/design principles
  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite, in particular Photoshop and Illustrator Experience with image editing and photo selection
  • Experience using collaboration tools like JIRA and or Basecamp
  • Experience with web and mobile development technologies (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills