Associate Creative Director

Associate Creative Director
Company:

(Confidential)


Place:

Washington


Area:

Art Director

Associate Creative Director

Details of the offer

The Associate Creative Director will lead the creative team, which is responsible for conceptualization, design and execution of creative projects within a print and digital retail environment.
This role will provide strategic and critical thought leadership and excel in incorporating a connected consumer experience across multiple channels. He/she must have experience in communications design including retail strategy, design, typography, production and prepress skills. He/she must have the ability to work creatively in a fast:paced environment. This role will collaborate and mentor art directors, copywriters, production artists and any other creative resources to provide best in class work and services, on schedule, within budgeted cost parameters. The ACD will develop conceptual designs within the framework of strong brand guidelines that deliver on strategic, marketing and retail objectives and also encourage the team to experiment in connecting the brand with the consumer.
This person should have intimate knoweldge of retail best practices as well as emerging trends as the role is responsible for high impact customer facing designs that define shopping experiences. Direct management responsibilities for a team comprised of 6+ highly:skilled creative professionals. Individual adept at driving/growing relationships with key clientele, across all levels of the organization.
Required Skills
Collaborates and interacts regularly with the clients creative director and client strategic teams to identify project needs which best support the businesses and marketing objectives further propelling the clients brand strategy.
Works on high:profile/high:priority client projects that are complex, non:routine and vary greatly in scope.
Develops creative and graphic concepts (for environmental and print) in collaboration with assigned design team.
Follows projects throughout all stages of print production and/or online deployment.
Provides art direction and production support to produce technically correct, print:ready mechanicals for release.
Responsible for oversite of all client approved print:ready artwork being released to print vendors.
Solves business challenges and interprets marketing ideas turning them into visual reality and smart creative design.
Expert understanding of the client brand, design needs and methodology.
Effective communication with peers, senior management and client across all topics from team/people management, business to creative.
Manage, mentor and build teams of designers, production artists and copywriters.
Manages the talent recruitment and development for the creative team.
Ability to lead by example and cultivate the creative atmosphere that will motivate and drive the team to be successful for RRD and the client.
Excellent presentation skills with ability to lead client discovery sessions, present and communicate how the concept meet objectives and expectations.
Provides senior leadership with current project updates, challenges and opportunities.
Promotes collaboration, support and inclusion to create a positive work environment.
Sharp attention to detail.
Effectively communicates with client and RRD leadership regarding situations that require decisions, actions and may include problems.
Self:motivated individual with a positive attitude
Required Experience
Bachelors degree in discipline related field with 10+ yrs. of experience
Consumer centric mentality Possesses a strong, current portfolio of imaginative and compelling work.
Retail, agency or in:house corporate retail design experience preferred.
Understanding of retail omni:channel marketing and the customer journey.
Well versed on Macintosh platform (OSX) and industry standard applications: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, MS Office and Photoshop. Flash and HTML a plus but not required. Must be highly proficient in CS3 Design software and other applicable programs.
Well versed in workflows, digital asset manag


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