Creative Director

Job Title – Creative Director
 
Job Location – Lincolnshire IL
 
Length – Contract (6 month project with possibility to extend. )

Manager is looking for someone that ideally has 5-7 years of experience for this position.

Creative Director
 The Creative Director is responsible for developing original creative design concepts and approaches based on global brand standards, overseeing multiple projects through execution, and managing a support team of production designers and QA staff. The CD will also contribute to the development of digital and marketing strategies, drive the collaborative efforts of the project’s creative, user experience and technology teams, and inspire teammates on all levels to exceed expectations. Based at our Lincolnshire IL headquarters, this role sits in Zebra’s Global Demand Center, a group that drives digital strategy and execution, content & marketing technology within Zebra’s broader marketing organization. The role will report to the Senior Creative Director as part of a creative services team.
 
 Key Responsibilities: 
• Take a new brand concept and oversee the execution of that concept across many channels including web, email, mobile applications and print-ready assets 
• Responsible for articulating and defending conceptual and directional choices 
• Conceive and create experience-oriented design solutions that fulfill strategic business objectives 
• Develop solid relationships with business stakeholders and team members 
• Direct all phases of creative work from concept through production 
• Responsible for mentoring and leading junior creative staff through critique of their work to maintain consistent creative quality 
• Help manage any contract creative staff on the project team 
• Accountable for developing and directing creative work of the highest caliber with their team 
• Collaborate with UX, BA and Dev team as the creative work travels through the development process 
• QAing creative work to ensure brand strategy and business goals are met 
 
 
Required Experience:
 • 7+ years experience in a creative leadership role (at least 3+ years digital agency environment) 
 • A strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, digital marketing, visual communication and the creative process 
 • Experience designing creative in the following: responsive web, mobile application, advertising, collateral and brand identity 
 • Strong ability to provide clear creative direction and provide timely and helpful feedback to improve creative processes to keep work on budget and schedule 
 • Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities 
 • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs 
 • Proven leadership skills with experience guiding teams including mentoring, supervising and team-building 
 
 
Desired Skills and Experience:
 • Experience rolling out a new brand for a client or at a corporation 
 • Experience working in an agile development environment adopting Lean UX/design principles 
 • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite, in particular Photoshop and Illustrator 
 • Experience with image editing and photo selection 
 • Experience using collaboration tools like JIRA, Basecamp, Workfront, or a similar tool 
 • Experience with web and mobile development technologies (HTML, CSS, JS) 
 • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time 
 • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly 
 • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills.
 
Best,
Kushal Shah
APN Software Service INC
kushal@apninc.com

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