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Creative Director

Education & Professional Qualification:  

Degree(s)/Major(s): Bachelor’s   degree (BS – Computer Science), Masters preferred.
Certification(s): Any in the relevant field preferred

Experience:  6-8 years  

Your typical day at work looks like:  

  • building  an environment for the creative team to work in and overseeing their ideas and projects
  • taking responsibility for the creative philosophy and the standard of output across the agency or department
  • developing  ideas for advertising or promotional campaigns
  • pitching concepts to clients if you work at an agency, or presenting to directors if you work in-house
  • overseeing several projects from start to finish, keeping to deadlines, and signing off on these projects before they are presented
  • liaising  with clients to keep them informed and to highlight any issues
  • understanding  the commercial aspects of the agency or marketing department
  • hiring and managing the creative team.
  • Ensure  designs and content reflect consistently and positively the brand image and company ideals
  • Anticipate problems that may impede a project from completing on time and implement solutions.
  • Report progress of projects at major stages of their conception, creation, and execution

Functional Skills/ Knowledge Areas:  

  • Familiarity with a variety of software   programs, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Flash
  • Knowledge of how to develop brand identities   through multi-channel marketing
  • Good comfort level interacting with   high-profile clients and industry professionals
  • Evidence of participation in ongoing   professional development opportunities in the areas of graphic design or   social media
  • Recent hands-on experience with applying   design, copy, or web best practices
  • Professional business skills, such as   negotiation, project management, and leadership
  • Web design experience an advantage, especially   using HTML5 and WordPress
  • Talent in presenting information concisely and   accurately, with keen attention to detail