Associate Creative Director / Art Director (Art & Design)

SPARK needs a can-do Associate Creative Director / Art Director (Art & Design) to come aboard our creative team. They’ll be responsible for leading teams to create brand systems and ad campaigns through every creative phase. Our Associate Creative Directors challenge teams to expand their ideas, balance generating ideas with executing them, and raise the bar of technical expertise.

 

The Basics

Located in Florida, or have strong connections to Florida preferred
6-8 years experience in a similar role at an in-house, brand or advertising agency
Award-winning portfolio with Regional and National clients

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Stategy

  • All ideas and executions are natural answers to strategy.

Integrated Approach

  • Seamlessly extend ideas to a variety of different media formats and brand applications.
  • Think beyond art direction. Demonstrate understanding of how verbal elements compliment creative solutions.
  • Excel in creative solutions no matter the media.
  • Take an active role in shaping the full communication of creative solutions—visual, verbal and emotional.

Concept

  • Develop creative solutions that are insight-driven, conceptually strong and visually inspiring.
  • Focus creative solutions on becoming more integrated and holistic campaigns where the strategy, concept, visual and verbal elements connect seamlessly.

Refine / Evolution

  • Create refined design executions that expand creative vision through consideration of concept-driven photography/cinematography, polished design, and media-specific best practices.

Execution

  • With attention to detail and oversight, ensure all files and deliverables are on time, on brand and in spec.

Presentation

  • Leads development of structure and creative approach to client presentations and pitches. Translates technical approach and process to clients & production partners.

Client Influence

  • Moving beyond just client presentations to have a relationship of trust and respect.

Team Development

  • Experiment with leadership on smaller projects.
  • Manage team growth of 1-2 direct reports through project development, 1:1 check ins and annual reviews.

Experience

  • 6-8 years experience in a similar role at an in-house, brand or advertising agency
  • Award-winning portfolio with Regional and National clients in a variety of media including TV, OOH, and digital and brand experiences
  • Mastery of creative principles for type, photography, art direction, and storytelling.
  • Mastery of file and presentation prep
  • Mastery of text editor programs ( Word, Pages, Keynote )
  • Adobe Creative Cloud ( AI, ID, PS )
  • Illustration, Photo Retouching, Motion graphics, Front End Development and/or 3D experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing, or similar

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