SOCIALDEVIANT is looking for a Creative Director to join our ambitious, infinitely kind and limitlessly composed team of DEVIANTs in our West Loop Chicago Office.
At SOCIALDEVIANT, we’re obsessed with helping our clients grow their brands faster with bigger impact, by creating magnetic brands: passion brands that attract the right audiences. It requires collaboration among insights and data, strategy and creative. That’s why we look for talent who love to both think AND do.
We are looking for a full-time DEVIANT to help us build this incredible company and work with some of the world’s most fascinating brands. We offer incredible benefits, a fantastic work location and space, forward-thinking work philosophies and a chance to make a huge difference.
Are you a DEVIANT? Let’s find out.
Overall Role Description:
The Creative Director will be instrumental in helping to grow the business and drive success. You’ll work closely with and report directly to the Executive Creative Director. You’ll help grow and support the creative teams, driving the creative vision for a multitude of brands.
This role is responsible for leading and managing the work of a client team or teams with regard to concept and creation, ensuring effective ideation across a client team and ultimately ensuring the translation of ideas into reality. This role strives to ensure that all final creative deliverables are on brand, on strategy, on time, on budget and exceeds client expectations. This role also contributes to thought leadership, especially with regard to creative knowledge, trends and developments.
Own the creative vision and flawless execution of a brand’s creative work, across multiple teams and multiple disciplines
Partner closely with Account Leads to define specific client and / or project needs, as related to creative work
Lead brainstorm and ideation sessions to push innovative thinking and opportunity exploration
Produce creative work: a special emphasis on copy, design, photography or motion graphics skills
Participate in proposals, pitches and other new business development activities, as appropriate and required
Effectively resource the creative team for each project, working closely with production
Effectively activate the team towards the plan and timeline
Manage billable hours and allocations of the Maker team
Ensure team activity and deliverables are aligned with Statements of Work (SOW’s) and alignment with brand standards
Apply deep understanding of client, the industry and competitive landscape to project goals and deliverables
Collaborate with Account Leads to implement optimal cadence for regular check-ins with the client team, reviewing deliverables, as appropriate, and prior to final approval or client submission
Proactively manage client relationships, particularly with client Brand teams. Ensure team members are effectively in communication with client counterparts, as aligned to contact structure
Grow client relationships and identify creative opportunities, striving to continuously add future value as a key partner
A minimum of 7-10 years of relative experience working in a creative agency and/or Digital Marketing space in a leadership role, managing creative teams
Proven creative vision and implementation of client creative work
Ability to build and deliver effective concepts and creative across various industries and manage an array of complex problems
Proven knowledge / expertise across creative teams with varying skills such as Graphic Design, Videography, Photography, Copywriting, Production and Visual Development
Excellent people management skills and instincts
Ability to effectively allocate and manage time and resources in an ever-changing and extremely fast-paced environment and across a variety of disciplines
Proven understanding of creative concepts across multiple media and functional skill sets
Strong collaboration skills
Proven skills managing client interactions (clients across a variety of industries and sizes)
Proven ability to mentor and provide ongoing feedback to assigned teams
Ability to always be in “idea mode,” bringing mind-blowing concepts and insights to team brainstorms and projects
Excellent presentation, public speaking, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Above all, kindness, composure, and relentless curiosity
are you INTERESTED?
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