Creative Director

Our client was built on a singular vision – to help bring brands to life by connecting consumers with the brand on an emotional, intellectual, and physical level. Creative design, experiential marketing and event production are what they do .
  
We are seeking a Creative Director to join the team in Torrance. This is an opportunity to work with a growing agency, within a creative/ collaborative environment and on global accounts.

Our ideal candidate has experience with high profile, innovative companies. A background in scenic/interior design or other special design fields is helpful but not necessary. Must have strong graphic design skills; experience working with third party vendors and be a task master who follows through on every detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES 
  
  • Work closely with Creative Director as well as Account Management and Production teams to solve our clients’ business challenges in unique and innovative ways, while upholding the highest design standards. 

  • Create, define and oversee creative process and ideation; taking initial concepts and turning them into compelling visual stories. 

  • Define the strategic vision and goals; be able to define the “what, where, when, why and how” of a proposed project before budgets are committed. 

  • Create and/or manage the layout design for all 2D creative elements including in RFPs and client projects and activations.

  • Lead presentations and strategy sessions with clients and partners.

  • Direct internal and external creative teams; work with designers, artists and producers on the creative product and brand development process.

  • Collaborate with Account and Production leads to ensure all client deliverables are being met on a timely basis with consistency and high quality; partner on operationalizing concepts within budget while meeting timelines.

  • Coordinate with outside resources, including vendors, photographers, printers, fabricators, freelancers and/or web and interactive contractors, to complete creative materials for each
    account, as needed.

  • Respond to client feedback and maintain creative integrity of projects from development through to activation.
  
QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Design.

  • At least five years of relevant agency experience bringing event concepts to life through all phases of a project from conception to completion.

  • Effective communicator and storyteller with the ability to find the best approach to verbally and visually communicate an idea AND articulately present it to other team members, clients and
    agency partners.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the visual interpretation of new business and client review decks through various communication vehicles.

  • Excellent listener, able to get at the heart of what the client and/or team is telling you.

  • Experience collaborating with teams of creatives, designers, producers, account managers and content developers.

  • Passion for dreaming up game-changing experiential ideas and bringing them to life.

  • Understands the difference between great creative for creative’s sake and create creative that solves a business challenge.

  • Deep technical understanding of and capability with the latest Adobe Creative Suite of programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator); Strong graphic and typography design skills.

  • Familiarity with 3D design a strong plus.

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