Summary

The creative director is charged with determining the best ways for
us to visually represent our company‚Äôs identity online. It’s very
much a people-oriented job, involving development of high-level
concepts for design projects. It also involves working with internal
and external clients, pitching designs, and understanding client needs.
At times, we require you to develop visual designs, and at other times,
the Creative Director will be responsible for recruiting and managing
third party design firms as well as internal design resources.

Responsibilities

  • Lead creative sessions for project kick-offs
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion
  • Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the
    business objectives of the organization and that advance our brand
    strategy
  • Establish creative direction for the entire line of online services and programs
  • Supervise and inspire the creative team of vendor partners; generate multiple concepts for a campaign or project
  • Work with the account team, strategy team, and copywriters to develop concepts and present to management
  • Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals
  • Manage team members
  • Provide quality control over concepts and projects

Required Skills

  • Undergraduate degree in Fine Arts or related field or equivalent
    visual design and management experience required; graduate degree
    preferred
  • At least 4 years management experience working with large-scale web sites, e-marketing, and advertising
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of interactive communications
    and delivery systems, processes, and user interface design as well as
    industry best practices
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography &
    limitations of the web; must understand Flash and have the ability to
    storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovative
    motion graphics solutions
  • A strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development, interactive commerce and creative process
  • Print and web design capabilities: must know how to work in both media for integrated campaigns
  • Ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Apply best
    practices in user interface and interactive design, including image
    optimization and site mapping
  • Experience with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Flash
  • Experience with Adobe AfterEffects & video editing (a plus) needed for this position
  • Knowledge of HTML, DHTML CSS, Actionscript & Drupal
  • Ability to make evaluative judgments
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Passion, Integrity, and Energy!