Design Director

SPARK is looking for a driven Design Director to lead our Hospitality and Branding focused creative team. Design Directors lead the vision for multiple brands and their teams, defining and executing national-level, concept-driven branding, and design solutions. By cultivating high expectations and challenging teams to pursue exciting ideas that solve business problems, they ensure our team and their work stands out in the world.

The Basics

8+ years experience in a similar role at an in-house, brand or advertising agency
Hospitality experience is a huge plus!
Award-winning brand portfolio with Regional and National clients in a variety of industries

Strategy

  • Collaborate with other departments and clients to inspire and shape the strategy
  • Lead creative solutions that are seamlessly grown from it

Integrated Approach

  • Lead excellent outcomes that balance visual design with customer-led experience design
  • Lead and educate teams to creative solutions that equally integrate visual elements and verbal elements elements

Concept

  • Inspire fully integrated creative solutions that lead to effective short-term conceptual brands and long-term results 

Refine/Evolution

  • Lead the way to high expectations
  • Challenge teams and clients to pursue exciting creative opportunities that solve business problems

Execution

  • Collaborate across departments to ensure and enhance agency processes that results in execution efficiency and high standard
  • Remain hands on and participate in brand design

Presentation

  • Facilitate internal and external collaboration and be a champion of elevating ideas
  • Lead client presentations to effective outcomes

Client Influence

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

Team Development

  • Ensure creative excellence through balance of great creative and financial gain for all accounts
  • Potentially lead and manage growth of 2-5 direct reports within the creative team

Agency Trajectory

  • Provide solutions that go beyond the creative team and help agency-wide growth

Experience

  • 8+ years experience in a similar role at an in-house, brand or advertising agency
  • Hospitality experience is a huge plus!
  • Award-winning brand portfolio with Regional and National clients in a variety of industries
    Collaborative, egoless partner to internal and external teams
  • Master of knowing when to transition from ideation into execution
  • Inspires and educates both visual and verbal creative principles
  • 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 or similar

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