Creative Director

Location : Name
Atlanta, GA

Overview

Macquarium

Macquarium specializes in creating exciting and meaningful customer-centric digital experiences. We are excited to have experienced continuous growth and, in keeping with that momentum, are seeking to add a Creative Director to join our talented team. We are a company with a heart and soul dedicated to the ongoing success and growth of our employees and continued business success of the customers we support. Want to see what we are made of? Head to Macquarium.com.

 

Synoptek.com is a global managed services provider that delivers world-class strategic IT services that enables our global client-base to grow and transform their business.

Responsibilities

Creative Director

The Creative Director (CD) is responsible for leading the creative team in setting the creative vision of client projects and ensuring brand consistency for all creative initiatives. This is an opportunity to influence strategic client initiatives and help shape projects from concepting through implementation. The CD will work closely with Discipline Leads and other key stakeholders to identify and champion appropriate deliverables and work standards that assure the best possible outcome for every client.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the creative process from concept to production
  • Generate innovative ideas and high concept development for client projects – when given a creative brief or request, be able to clarify the request, generate ideas, sketch solutions, and develop a strong visual story
  • Support design work using all available insights including customer feedback, quantitative data and usability findings
  • Estimate and plan the creative portion for projects – given a client request, be able to formulate a set of activities by discipline with estimated hours
  • Lead and/or assist in developing client pitch strategies and presentations
  • Create copy and art harmony, working with copywriters and designers to produce compelling experiences
  • Collaborate with designers, ux research and designers, developers, project managers, strategy team, to ensure pixel perfect implementation, and client satisfaction
  • Assist team with creative problem solving, internal and external communication, and presentation skills
  • Be hands-on; contributing world-class visual design alongside creative team members
  • Ensure quality of work and on time delivery for all creative deliverables
  • Remain current on emerging design and technology trends in the industry
  • This job description is not designed to be a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities required of the employee in this position, as duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field from an accredited college or university, Graphic Design Certificate, a plus
  • In lieu of undergraduate degree, the ratio is 1:1 - meaning one year of college equals one year of work experience and vice versa

Experience

  • Customarily has at least 10 years of Graphic Design experience with 5 or more years in a creative leadership capacity within a digital marketing agency or corporate production studio environment
  • Experience designing interactive experiences across a variety of media preferred
  • Digital, interactive and/or customer experience agency/consultancy experience a plus
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery a plus

Skills/Attributes

  • Synoptek core DNA behaviors:
    • Clarity: Possesses excellent communication skills, makes a concentrated effort to speak the customers language. Ability to field questions with concise, well-constructed responses
    • OwnIT: Shows integrity, innovation, and accountability in completing daily assignments
    • Results: Solutions focused and driven to resolve conflict quickly and precisely. Proactively looks for opportunities to contribute to the company’s business goals
    • Growth: Willing to learn and ask questions. Constantly looking for new ways to improve yourself. Ability to adapt and grow in a fast-paced environment
    • Team: Embraces both customers and colleagues as team members. Ability to be flexible, respectful, engaged and collaborative
  • Genuine passion and excitement for all design and a desire to create novel outcomes - Demonstrated understanding of Experience Design and creative’s role in achieving its outcomes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple requests and responsibilities
  • Strong portfolio of compelling ideas, compelling visual design, and exceptional user experiences
  • Ability to facilitate client meetings and lead presentations
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills; able to inspire teamwork and collaboration
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch (other professional graphics production software a plus)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple requests and responsibilities

Working Conditions

We live by the motto ‘work hard, play hard’ and strive to support our employees in both their professional and personal goals. We believe that by hiring the right people, leading process improvement, and leveraging technology, we achieve superior results.

Work is performed primarily in an office or remote environment. May be subject to time constraints and tight deadlines. May require occasional travel.

 

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that employment decisions be based on job-related factors.

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