Job Description :
Job Title: Associate Creative Director (56183)
Career Level: Senior Manager/Specialist
Duration: 6 Months + Could go Perm
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Client Offices Seattle
Remote work allowed (y / n): NO



MUST HAVES

· Must be able to think conceptually and lead multiple tracks of work.
· Able to do the work as well. Opening design programs, prototyping, experience layouts, etc.
· Has significant understanding of interactive/game/app design and development.
· There is a video component. We design motion for many different and complex screens and technologies – so having that experience and understanding of video/photo shoots is highly desired.
· Must be client facing and be able to partner well with our clients. They are creative folks – so a lot of organic collaboration happens when we meet with them.


Job Title:
Associate Creative Director, Art

Job Summary:
As an Associate Creative Director, you are responsible for the development and execution of creative concepts for leading-edge Advertising and Digital solutions for a retail client. As an Associate Creative Director, you are responsible for the development and execution of creative concepts for leading-edge Marketing and Web solutions for a retail client. We are looking for an ACD to lead conceptual development, interpret campaigns and how they translate into the digital space in order to drive customer engagement. Current verticals are web, social, promotions and advertising. You possess a deep understanding of the AOR relationship and core strengths in design.

Responsibilities:
Concept, develop and manage a “best in class” Creative product
Manage creative teams and tracks of work
Lead and direct the creative team from concept to completion
Plan and estimate for highly complex projects
Risk/issue management and resolution
Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs
Visualize, design and conceptualize a user experience
Create visual prototypes or screens
Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation
Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
Contribute to the development of the creative team''s culture and quality standards
Delegate of day-to-day responsibility to other Designers, Art Directors, Senior Art Directors, Writers and Interactive Developers
Elevate the creative level of the work coming out of the creative team
Educate other team members, not exclusive to the creative team, through project development and performance management
Collaborate with strategy, media, account and business development teams to create and develop new business opportunities

Experience Guidelines:
8+ years of industry/agency experience
Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education
Art/design background
Must have retail experience in an AOR environment
Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
A solid knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs: Mac OS, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.
A solid understanding of online and offline production
Passion for design and eagerness to mentor and elevate other creative people
Self-motivated, organized and accountable
Experience leading a team of designers, production specialists and writers to creative excellence
Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members and client
Understanding of motion design and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms
A solid understanding of informational architecture practices
Experience working in a large group environment of 10+
Some travel may be required

Education:
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent military experience