We are looking for someone who has experience managing a leading a creative team while bringing the brand story to life through content, campaigns, and packaging. You’ll be responsible for helping to articulate strategy, driving product design, elevating our story-telling, and connecting to customers new and old. You will manage a team of designers, art directors, copywriters, photographers, and content creators as our company continues to design experiences that are iconic, bold, emotional, and unforgettable yet still fun, approachable, and inviting.
We are a young company that is empowered with the latest in digital sales technology and marketing tools – a keen understanding in traditional product design and marketing as well as social and digital advertising is a must. A proven track record managing dynamic creative teams is mandatory. CPG experience is a plus.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Manage the creative process from concept to completion
Grow, develop and mentor a very talented creative team
Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met across the brand
Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies
Work closely with multidisciplinary project teams, particularly UX, Engineering, Marketing, operations
Lead and direct the creative team in the production of all marketing materials - including video, print, web, email, social, collateral, and product packaging.
Oversee profitability, deliverables, timelines and budgets
Meet with executives or upper management to explain campaign strategies and solutions
Review work, troubleshoot and provide daily feedback to creative teams
Be actively involved in hiring and training A+ creative staff
Manage and cultivate the career development of staff members, including designers, art directors, copywriters, photographers and content creators.
Experience and Skills Needed:
Experience is a key prerequisite for this position - at least five years of experience as a working creative director, managing teams of direct reports.
Creative Directors with in-house experience preferred, though candidates from prominent ad agencies with relevant experience will also be considered.
Top candidates will have a strong understanding of industry trends and creative tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite.
Experience performing or managing a range of creative positions, such as graphic designer, art director, and copywriter, is important.
Expert knowledge of the business side of the design is a major plus.
Personnel management experience is crucial.
It’s essential that creative directors have stellar communication, presentation, problem-solving and project-management skills, too.
The best creative directors have elevated soft skills that enable them to inspire creativity and work well with different personality types — all while juggling various projects.