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Design Director

SPARK is looking for a driven Design Director to lead our 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 
Award-winning brand portfolio with Regional and National clients in a variety of industries 
Collaborative, egoless partner to internal and external teams 

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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 

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 

Presentation

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

Client Influence

  • Develop client relationships to a place of trust and respect.

Team Development

  • Ensure creative excellence through balance of great creative and financial gain for all accounts. 

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 
  • 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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