Creative Director Job Description Sample
The Creative Director is the shepherd of great brand and visual experiences that will ultimately define O'Reilly Media's future. Leading an in-house creative team, the Creative Director will help to translate business goals into branded creative experiences to drive growth. A thought leader and mentor, the Creative Director encourages and inspires everyone around them to strive for the highest quality, most effective representation of the company's promise to its customers, talent, and employees—and provides guidance and support to get there.
The perfect candidate has:
- An exceptional ability and passion for the intersection of product design, brand development, and user experience.
- A history of inspiring others with their leadership and strong management skills.
- A vision for how great design and great content can help people come together, work together, and make change happen—for themselves, their companies, and in the world.
- A track record in helping to bring the company's vision to life through compelling campaign concepts, copy and visual design which drive deep engagement with the audience.
Oversees end-to-end creative function in support of key business goals by leading, managing and mentoring a team of digital, video, event, print designers, art directors and copywriters.
Manage the creative process from concept to completion, translating business objectives into clear creative strategies to grow awareness and revenue from key audience segments.
Ensure consistent brand standards are met across all external marketing materials, confirmed consistency in look, feel and tone.
Create unique, compelling, in-person experiences through our 17 global conferences annually as well as supporting development of key field marketing events.
Manages creative team workload and budget by monitoring resource utilization, project timelines and management of supplemental external resources.
Collaborates with Product and User Experience Design Teams to ensure brand standards are consistently met across customer touch points.
Mentor, hire and develop the creative team, developing interdisciplinary skill sets and creating opportunities for internal growth.
Lead identification and onboarding of key creative agency resources as needed in partnership with other members of the marketing leadership team.
8-10 years of creative management and strategic brand leadership, with a proven track record.
Demonstrated experience with integrated marketing campaigns that include digital media, print, conferences and events, and video.
Proven ability to lead / mentor a creative team.
Proactive and flexible.
Able to link creative to strategy.
Experience working in an entrepreneurial, hands-on, collaborative culture.
Highly detailed and organized, with good project management skills; able to juggle multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities and needs.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective presentation and copywriting skills, and the ability to interface well with senior management and in-house clients.
Able to translate complex concepts and ideas into clear communications.
Experience with in-person events, from creative conception to production of assets and experience design.
Familiar with the production process for initiatives of various size across multiple media platforms, including video, web, mobile, and live events.
Able to thrive in a deadline-driven environment.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Adobe Creative suite ( Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator).
Master's degree in Graphic or Communication Design or equivalent experience preferred.
What we look for:
A curious mind and an appetite for learning
Passion for the craft
A strong point of view with a healthy dose of humility
A collaborative mindset, thick skin, and a great sense of humor
Knowing when to be evolutionary and when the time is right for revolution
A personality that thrives in agile/often chaotic environments
Willingness to take risks and possibly fail
Awareness that it's not about you
A belief in our vision
You are a passionate, experienced and motivated Creative Director. Based in our Boston office you will be charged with determining the best way for Mimecast to visually represent its identity across the globe, spanning North America, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and Europe, and across multiple media platforms. Working alongside the Marketing and Communications leadership team, you will be responsible for the effective delivery of Mimecast's creative and brand strategy. You will lead a highly skilled creative team, oversee the creative process, provide direction, quality control, inspire and lead with positivity, delivering a commercial view of the tasks ahead of us as a publicly traded company.
It's very much a people-oriented role, involving the development of high-level concepts for creative projects. It also involves working with multiple stakeholders across the business, pitching designs, and understanding their needs. You will support the leadership team in recruiting third party agencies, and you'll be responsible for managing said agencies, as well as the internal design resources.
Drive and direct the delivery of marketing campaigns and strategy of any creative project within the business across on-and off-line media
Manage multiple projects from concept through to completion. Ensure best practice is applied in user interface and interactive design, including optimisation and site mapping
Lead the development of creative programs and design concepts to meet business objectives and advance brand strategy
Drive creative direction for all projects to ensure consistent brand presence within the marketplace.
Innovate new ideas for branding, campaigns and marketing collateral. Analyse trends to keep the Mimecast brand relevant
Lead the global creative team and support the marketing team to identify and improve our brand story and creative output/messaging
Identify concerns to mitigate project risks and react quickly to analytical feedback in order to help adjust the overall creative strategy
Manage and lead a creative team with confidence and according to individual skill sets
Provide quality control over concepts and projects across the business
Act as a key account manager across varying functions of the business and stakeholders
Provide a full-service solution based approach to all creative without compromising on quality
A degree level education, preferably within related field or equivalent visual design and management experience to the highest level
10 years+ experience in a similar role within a creative development firm, IT consulting firm or agency environment; or equivalent transferable client-side experience
Must possess a thorough understanding of interactive communications and delivery systems, process and user interface design as well as industry best practices
Solid understanding of design, layout, graphic fundamentals, typography and the limitations of the web; must have knowledge and ability to articulate the vision and translate ideas to designers and develop innovative creative campaigns within the team
A solid working knowledge of brand development and multichannel marketing concepts, identity policing and control, experience design, interactive commerce and creative process
Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate ideas with peers, deliver persuasive creative content, and gather consensus
A good understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, front-end familiarity to ensure effective management of the team with such skills
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Able to effectively manage multiple projects and people to achieve effective results
Identify opportunities and make suggestions for improvement to leadership team
Able to professionally and effectively manage own time
Excellent creative flare, able to encourage and support strong usability in way of creative delivery. Maintain a good understanding of commercial and design awareness
You will be passionate with integrity and have bucket loads of energy
A personality that attracts not discourages
You are already an experienced Creative Director looking for a long-term opportunity to shape something for the future and make your mark. You'll play an essential role in the marketing, communications and GTM departments. You are responsible for leading your team, developing creative guidelines and directing creative work, including websites, email campaigns, event stands, advertising, print collateral and many related tasks. You will be an expert in all facets of the creative process and the creative industry in order to produce the best work. You must be a great leader with the ability to maximize the talents of your team. Doing so means being a coach, a teacher, an instructor, and a critic all at once. You will work with graphic designers, web designers, account managers, brand managers and other marketers on a daily basis.
We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including private healthcare, dental and life coverage. Mimecast is an entrepreneurial and high growth company which will provide the right candidate with a wealth of career development opportunities. All Mimecasters strive on being high performers, problem solvers, and team players with passion and integrity.
We strive to attract exceptional people who have "that extra something" and really enjoy what they do. Are you ready to jump on board?
If this sounds like the perfect role for you then please apply attaching your resume!
If you would like more information about Mimecast please visit our website at www.mimecast.com
We look forward to speaking to you soon!
Mimecast is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. EEO is the Law.
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MathWorks has been named one of Glassdoor's 'Best Places to Work' and one of 'America's Best Mid-Size Employers'. It's no wonder considering we're a thriving privately-held company with over 4,000 employees across the globe. We are currently looking for an experienced Creative Director to lead the evolution of our brand, manage our Visual Design team, and provide creative direction on internal and external communications.
Contribute strategic ideas and innovative thinking to meet market changes, reach business objectives, address competitive threats, and/or support strategic plans.
Translate business partner needs into smart, measurable creative strategies that differentiates MathWorks and enhance the customer experience.
Provide overall creative direction to designers, writers, videographers, and UX specialists.
Manage the Visual Design team including organizational alignment, professional training and development, performance reviews, setting objectives, etc.
Build strong, collaborative business partnerships with key clients, colleagues, and vendors.
Lead initiatives and provide creative direction on a wide variety of materials including global websites (Visual, IA, Interaction & Navigation), digital marketing, public events, presentation design, video, animations, infographics, illustrations, logos, collateral, magazines, e-mails, company meetings, etc.
Define and advocate brand identity standards for worldwide use.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and evolve responsive design web standards (knowledge of Bootstrap is a plus). Ensure creative teams understand and follow these standards.
Present design solutions, communicate and document design rationale and strategy.
Benchmark companies and keep abreast of industry trends, competitive landscape, target audiences, and marketplace changes.
Leverage content management systems, project tracking applications, image libraries, and digital asset management systems.
Collaborate with program and team managers to refine workflows.
Source and collaborate with external vendors including design agencies, freelance contractors, photographers, illustrators, animators, stock image providers, etc.
- A bachelor's degree and 7 years of professional work experience is required. 2 years management experience is required.
Bachelor's degree and minimum of 8 years of experience leading a creative organization
Strong, flexible, strategic thinker with vision.
Experience with digital marketing and designing for online, video, social, display advertising, events, print, etc.
Collaborative leadership and great communication/presentation skills.
Knowledge of Adobe CC Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with Content Management Systems and developing web standards.
Experience working in a high-tech, B2B environment is a plus.
Please provide an online portfolio or samples.
It's the chance to collaborate with bright, passionate people. It's contributing to software products that make a difference in the world. And it's being part of a company with an incredible commitment to doing the right thing – for each individual, our customers, and the local community.
MathWorks develops MATLAB and Simulink, the leading technical computing software used by engineers and scientists. The company employs 3500 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.A. MathWorks is privately held and has been profitable every year since its founding in 1984.
The Creative Director is a key role within the newly formed Staples Creative Agency, responsible for lifting the brand and dramatically improving the communications effectiveness of Staples' customer-facing communications with a heavy mix of digital, direct response and brand-building vehicles. The CD will play a key role in managing a team of creative professionals including art directors, designers and copywriters. This role requires hands-on delivery while lifting the creative standards and the efficiency of creative output.
The CD will report to the Chief Creative Officer and will work closely with the marketing teams to guarantee that the Staples brand purpose ("Helping the world work better") is infused into every form of communication with strong calls to action. The CD is also tightly aligned to the merchandising, b2b and retail teams to ensure that he/she is knowledgeable about the range of Staples products and services available now and in the future. This includes staying on top of trends while evolving Staples' voice and visual identity to be seen as a leader in key areas. Similarly, the CD will work closely with the staples.com and staplesadvantage.com user experience (UX) and technology groups to ensure that the ecommerce experience and platforms deliver on the brand's promise and generate significant business growth through more relevant and engaging communications.
Manage a portfolio of communications assignments that differentiate the Staples brand and create higher levels of engagement, response and commerce
Oversee and manage in-house and external creative resources
Work closely with marketing on brand and marketing programs
Oversee key campaigns (e.g., Back-to-School, Holiday, Tax Season) to drive significant demand (site and store traffic and funnel filling for the b2b sales team), working with both in-house and external agency partners
Utilize data and insights to drive clear and succinct creative briefs with the best chance of driving customer behavior change increasing the active customer base and their value
Collaborate with the content and social team and external partners to develop long- and short-form stories/case studies (video and text based) and demonstrations of Staples' expertise in helping our customer's worlds work better leveraging Staples' strengths in office products, break room, facilities, tech, print and marketing services and promo services
Support the sales force through the design and development of best-in-class sales enablement digital tools that enable them to facilitiate consultative selling 1:1 experiences
Develop new forms of creative storytelling utilizing emerging technologies (e.g., virtual reality, 360 videos)
Collaborate closely with UX and technology teams to deliver a best-in-class ecommerce experience (both desktop and mobile)
Collaborate with the marketing operations team to improve workflow and ensure work is produced on time, on budget, and with utmost efficiency
Ensure creative integrity and excellence in every asset produced
Work cross-functionally with other leaders in the organization to increase the level of creativity in Staples' customer facing communications and to create energy/excitement for Staples' as a world-class brand storytelling organization
10+ years of relevant professional experience working with Fortune 100 organization —both consumer and B2B – on the agency and client-side
Direct response and/or digital awards from creative that moves the revenue needle
BFA in Graphic/Communication Design
Expertise in Adobe CS and other applications for digital and print production
Extensive photography/video direction experience
Ability to effectively present and sell through creative to executive level audiences
Strong communication, writing, and collaboration skills
Experience leading creative work across a range of media channels
Impeccable design, typography and art direction skills
Strong project management, and leadership skills
Skilled in user interface design, user experience, information architecture and usability for ecommerce.
Holistic & strategic thinker who can keep their eye on the big picture even when focused on details
Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
The future is infinitely wide and begging to be reimagined and SapientRazorfish is looking for people who have the courage to make their dent in what has always been. If you have an optimism that says there is no limit to what we can achieve in a time inviting those with vision to shake things up, then we should talk. Our work is fueled by connected thinking, challenging boundaries, and the power of digital redefining a connected world. Our people thrive because of the belief that it's both our privilege and responsibility to usher our clients and the world into what is next. We're seeking those who question the status quo and want to reimagine the way the world works while realizing a smarter way for business to help – all in service of improving the daily lives of people, the world, your career. Next_reimagined.
Creative Director - Copy
You are a talented CD writer who is responsible for leading concept development and the translation and extension of concepts into effective copy for interactive marketing, online campaigns, web and motion-based projects. You will work hands-on on several projects at a time and will be involved in all phases of creative development. You will be responsible for planning and executing portions of projects independently or in conjunction with junior creative staff or freelancers. You will be involved in new business projects. You work independently, with limited oversight from your manager.
Someone with strong conceptual and hands on writing skills, with a broad knowledge of interactive/digital experiences including social, web and mobile.
Responsible for leading Creative teams in the successful creation and production of copy solutions for one to two assigned accounts
Follows creative direction of senior Creative staff and Account staff
Plans and directs many aspects of assigned projects, and serves as an integral member of the Creative team
Accountable for managing a team of Creative talent, and leading them in the development of creative work that is consistently sound, of excellent caliber, and acceptable to the client
Mentors and leads assigned Creative staff, and is available to critique their work
Manages many internal details of assigned projects, including finding and/or choosing photographers, working and coordinating with Production and Account staff
Leads the effort to translate established creative direction into conceptual ideas
Participates as a Creative team member in new-business development efforts
Works with appropriate account representative on all projects
MUST HAVE AGENCY BACKGROUND
Portfolio must include all digital (social, mobile, web) work and campaign work
Must be conceptual/an idea person as well as a hands on writer
Must be a storyteller
Must have documentary style writing background for clients
Minimum 7 years' experience
Solid knowledge of steps required in creative development process: provides guidance to achieve creative direction; gives timely and helpful coaching; and produces all work in a timely, cost-effective manner
Good presentation skills
Good people-management and coaching skills
Ability to solve problems using keen instincts and organizational experience
Proven mentoring, supervisory, and team-building skills
Must be able to travel
Please provide portfolio link and resume when applying*
As part of our dedication to an inclusive and diverse workforce, SapientRazorfish US is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call us at 1-617-621-0200.
SPANX is the revolutionary brand leader in the manufacture and sale of shapewear and intimate apparel. The Company enjoys worldwide distribution at high-end retail stores, upscale boutiques, televised shopping networks, online at Spanx.com and through our own retail stores. Spanx continues to experience phenomenal media, celebrity attention and consumer passion.
About the Role
The Creative Director / Art will ideate and direct creative initiatives that support achievement of business goals for Spanx and delight customers. This means you are a self-starter with strong communication, presentation and persuasive abilities. You are a non-conventional thinker who thrives in cultures where BIG & BOLD ideas are encouraged. You are highly organized, detail-oriented, flexible and able to manage multiple competing requests in a fast-paced environment. You must have experience leading and developing designers, copywriters and art directors while improving methods and standards to scale processes. You will lead the execution of creative concepts and are ultimately responsible for the delivery of the creative team's projects. You are obsessed with brand vision and inspire in-house creative teams to achieve results.
You'll Love It Because You Will…
Work with the founder's vision to develop and lead inspiring, fun, compelling and engaging consumer-facing creative direction across the Spanx ecosystem, including Spanx and the Spanx Foundation;
Set visual tone and drive graphic consistency for design deliverables;
Lead creatives in the creation of digital, graphic, media, print and packaging;
Lead a unified design, tone and voice to create effective and provocative communications;
Drive consumer demand and engagement through creative storytelling;
Lead advertising and brand marketing campaigns that evoke an emotional response;
Maintain a visual style and drive consistency for all deliverables across the business;
Align on schedules and budgets and delegate tasks to designers within creative operations;
Support clients with attractive and effective creative assets;
Work with external agencies as needed to ensure consistency of brand voice, look and feel;
Communicate and present your team's work appropriately to the company and community; and
Recruit, inspire, mentor, and develop the creative team.
10+ years of experience in art direction and / or graphic design, advertising, digital media and experiential marketing;
Bachelor's degree in a related field;
Display a deep understanding of Spanx brands, our products and consumers, and the company's mission;
Stunning portfolio packed with a wide range of visual styles for retail and / or apparel brands;
Art Direction / 360 brand experience with formal training in conceptual and design skills, as well as experience maintaining tone of voice, including print, DM, e-mail, online advertising and websites;
Expertise in Adobe applications and an overall understanding of digital production and the capabilities within those channels (familiarity with Flash, After Effects, and video production is an added bonus);
A passion and expertise for managing talent—you'll come in ready to recruit, lead and develop our creative team;
Proven campaign success through increased sales;
Lifestyle marketing expertise with a passion for storytelling;
Expert knowledge of creating optimized graphics, GIFs and videos for digital purposes;
A positive attitude, attention to detail, strong communication skills and an adventurous spirit that seeks out every opportunity to be surprisingly creative—a playful sense of humor is key;
Experienced in making informed recommendations and successfully presenting to and influencing senior management in written and visual form;
Strategic thinker and risk-taker, willing to push the envelope to bring innovative ideas to life;
Strong organizational and time-management capabilities; and
Extremely comfortable with entrepreneurial, problem-solving, experimental approaches to work with a threshold for dealing with occasional ambiguity in an effort to test and try new things.
Where You'll Be Located
- Atlanta, Georgia
RISD is seeking a Creative Director to develop and champion the college’s visual brand and lead a cross-disciplinary team in producing outstanding creative work.
The ideal candidate for this newly created position will be an innovative thinker and creative problem solver with a sophisticated visual sensibility and strong management experience. This leader understands how design, text and imagery work together to create digital experiences and print materials across both traditional and emerging media channels that engage and inform diverse audiences (including prospective and current students, donors, faculty members, alumni and the general public).
By acting strategically, inspiring performance, developing talent and fostering an inclusive environment, the Creative Director will manage the creative process from concept to completion to help RISD achieve its communications and marketing objectives.
To explore recent work by the team, visit: https://risd.github.io/creative-director/
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure alignment between creative production, S&M goals and overall business objectives
Collaborate with Product, Digital, Corporate/Events and Enterprise/International/Customer marketing teams to develop effective campaign strategies that are aligned with S&M goals.
Analyze data and industry trends and explore new opportunities that bring value to the team and company
Ensure that all creative is being produced efficiently, with excellence, and to brand standards.
Provide clear creative/design direction to all creative teams, marketing teams and production vendors while managing overall timelines.
Stay at the forefront of creative/production technology to ensure that all prospect and customer experiences are effective and memorable.
Report creative results to internal stakeholders and management teams
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and in professional organizations.
10+ years experience in creative production (agency + corporate)
Deep understanding and experience in all forms of creative production (digital, web, print, video, etc.)
Strong foundation in typography, layout, UX/UI and event/presentation design
Possess advanced knowledge of industry-standard production software (digital, web, print, video, etc.)
A clear understanding of sales & marketing processes for global SAAS companies.
Excellence in managing and motivating staff and able to communicate creative direction effectively.
Creative problem solving and decision-making skills.
A strong understanding of brand development and multi-channel/touch-point marketing.
- Graduation from a 4-year college or university required. A minimum 10+ years related work experience.
As Digital Creative Director you will be responsible for leading creative operations for the NBC Sports Group suite of digital products including; the NBC Sports App (live stream application on connected and mobile devices), NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Scores application, Regional sports networks' websites and applications, Rotoworld.com and applications, and Olympics website and applications. You must be able to lead the ideation process and team from conception, to execution, through on-going in-market management and improvement.
Collaborate with Product Development team leaders to set creative strategy for all NBC Sports Group products
Support Sales and Marketing initiatives across the portfolio
Innovative thinker that creates and manages best-in-class products
Manage internal and external client relationships
Lead design team to hit deadlines in a fast paced event based ecosystem
Set development/improvement plans for design team members
Must be able to formulate and present ideas to peers and executive team
Lead cross functional teams to solve problems and launch initiatives
Articulate concepts into products and process
Highly motivated with a high level of initiative – able to lead through coaching, mentoring and inspiring team members.
A bachelor's degree in a creative discipline or equivalent work experience
Five (5) years of experience in a similar role and/or managing a team
Seven (7) years of experience of web, connectedTV and mobile standards, best practices, design and usability principles, and constraints within those formats.
Expertise in Adobe creative products- Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: 36405BR)
Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be 18 years or older
It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal' s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Leadership skills a must
Innovative, creative thinker with strong problem solving skills; ability to create and deliver
Ability to support event schedule that occur on nights, weekends and multi-day events
Familiar with digital and video operations
General sense of Web content management systems
Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
Strong communication skills and willingness to work in a team environment
A passion for sports is a plus
Golin is an integrated agency with PR, digital and content at its core. With 50 offices around the world and 60 years of experience, Golin's purpose is to create change through relevant, brave work worthy of awe and action. "Go All In" is the agency's ethos and commitment to bravery over mediocrity.
We Go All In. In everything we do. We believe we have the power to inspire real results and we work tirelessly every day to do just that. Because we know that you can't half ass your way to greatness, we only work with the brightest and the best.
And, we're committed to Go All In for our people. Which is why we don't just look for the dreamers, but we find the people who can make their dreams a reality.
People at Golin are Courageously Happy, and they are empowered to pursue the adventures that they always wished they could do, but haven't be able to. It may be cliché to say, but we actually do live by the mantra of 'work hard, play hard,' with our Life Time vacation plan (take the time off when you need it), enhanced family care, ridiculously good health and wellness benefits, the ability to work from anywhere one day a week and a monthly Life Time stipend for the gym or hobbies.
Golin is looking for a Creative Director to join our team to work on an amazing piece of QSR business. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and self-motivator who is driven to create new opportunities for their clients and for themselves.
It's a person who is not interested in following trends but creating them. A leader. Someone who is excited about motivating and nurturing young talent.
Someone who commands attention and respect with their ideas but also with their presence in the room. Being a good presenter is a must.
From a creative perspective, an ad school background is preferred, but not required. However, having a very good understanding of strategy vs. concept vs. execution is critical.
In addition, having a strong working knowledge of what an earned media concept is versus an advertisement is crucial. We don't make ads. We create ideas that people and the media talk about.
7-10 years experience
Comes from a place where idea/content is king
Ideally has an Ad School background
Golin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Golin recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.
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