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Creative directors are responsible for the overall design and public representation of a company’s brand. They manage a creative department in developing and implementing new creative ideas to foster brand development. They also collaborate with other departments to ensure brand identity remains consistent company-wide.

Job overview

We are seeking a creative director to lead a team of artists, graphic designers, and copywriters through the creative process to develop, maintain, and update marketing materials, packaging, advertisements, and visual and auditory content deliverables. You will work closely with company executives and creative staff to ensure the assets mentioned above maintain our strong brand identity and keep our website looking professional. You may also design graphics, infographics, templates, streaming and video overlays, logos, and branded cover photos. 

Job responsibilities

  • Create and maintain the company’s unique visual identity via a style guide
  • Foster client relationships
  • Define the creative vision of a project and facilitate brainstorming with team members
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, new technologies, and tools for creative teams 
  • Collaborate with a team of creatives to ensure a cohesive company brand
  • Create and maintain a team calendar to ensure the team meets deadlines
  • Plan and maintain project budgets
  • Lead a team of creatives through design and implementation of marketing campaigns, advertisements, social media, print collateral, web, and video content
  • Research competitors in the industry 

Job qualifications and skills for a creative director

  • A bachelor’s degree in graphic design, project management, or another related field (a master’s degree may be required)
  • Five years of experience implementing creative strategies as a creative director or art director
  • A portfolio
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Presentation skills and public speaking skills
  • A history of team building, leadership, and management skills
  • Time management, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Experience in Premiere Pro is a plus
  • Experience with front-end development: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript libraries (including jQuery)
  • Experience with UX design


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