Associate Creative Director - Wilmington, DE

Reference: JOB470
Location: Wilmington, DE
Employer: Interactive Recruiting Consultants

 
Associate Creative Director
 
Our client is currently seeking an Associate Creative Director to lead creative presentations, interactive projects, and best in class user interface design initiatives for some of the most respected brands. The Experience Design team develops interactive experiences across multiple channels and touch points, with the goal of communicating clear brand messages that drive engagement and action. The ideal candidate is someone with experience working on large-scale engagements for e-commerce, financial services, and consumer marketing campaigns with a focus on digital experiences.
 
The Associate Creative Director reports to the Executive Creative Director and works alongside writers, user experience designers and strategists to iteratively work through design strategies that meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. They are responsible for presenting work to client stakeholders and representing our design process and exceptional execution at all stages of an engagement. ACD’s are also responsible for providing leadership to designers working on their client teams, scoping design phases of projects accurately and efficiently as well as attend pitches and industry events as required. The candidate must also possess an understanding of UX best practices and be able to plan the interactions within their teams work. Prototyping skills and the ability to work within a highly collaborative environment is a must. This role will also have direct reports so having skills as a manager is essential for success. Please include a link to your online portfolio with your application in order to be considered.
We're an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Develop creative concepts and directions from creative briefs
Plan layouts and design strategy with the design team
Translate wireframes to artfully crafted visual designs
Ensure exceptional design execution
Mentor and train design team members
Delegate responsibilities to designer and art directors
Present clear ideas and concepts to clients and other team members
Be hands-on and provide clear direction for team members
 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
 
10+ years of hands on experience creating exceptional digital brand experiences
4+ years of experience at an agency in a director role or similar
Direct client interaction experience with the ability to build relationships, understand client direction and present designs and concepts
Experience working collaboratively with user experience, strategists, designers and copywriters to build great user and brand experiences
 
SKILLS
 
Highly conceptual thinking in both visual and interaction design
Understanding of UX IA and wireframe skills
Strong communication skills working with the client and design team
A person that will help foster the great creative culture and talent
Strong desire to define the look and feel of what is next in visual and interaction design
Strong interest in and following of latest design trends, technology and social media
Ability to manage a team
Solid knowledge of design programs and prototyping tools are a plus