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Creative Director

Xyon Business Solutions San Diego, CA
  • Posted: 1 day ago
  • $140,000 to $175,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

We are a Recruiting Agency and our client is a San Diego based Brand Development Agency, who for two decades has been building brands from the ground up and elevating existing brands to make the greatest impact in the world. They go above and beyond to add value by delivering innovative solutions that make brands better known, better understood, and truly unique. From them:

WHY WORK WITH US:

  • One of the Top Digital Agencies in San Diego
  • We are a social justice-minded organization
  • We do considerable work with non-profits
  • Make a difference in the world – give and not just take
  • Amazing fun, vibrant and professional work culture
  • Work with amazing Enterprise-Level clients including nonprofit, music, action sports, cutting edge food and drink, etc.
  • Family-first environment, flexible schedule
  • Work parties & events
  • Be a part of a Family, not just a company

DESCRIPTION:
We are looking for a Creative Director to shape and inspire the creative vision for our firm and brand partners. You will manage a team of creative contributors to service one or more clients, while also managing and mentoring direct reports. You will act as the lead knowledge holder and creative strategist for client brand standards and will ensure every print and digital design solution drives towards the desired business goals. This position requires a highly creative problem solver and accomplished creative with extensive project and client management experience. You must be adaptable and understand the ins and outs of execution while remaining at a higher level, strategic role – with the passion to dip into your core competencies such as design or copywriting when the need arises. You will keep the internal and client teams motivated and engaged. As a director in the firm, you will be a confident leader, strong strategic thinker and organic business builder.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Ability to lead a team of 5 to 10 creative people
  • Champion creativity, quality, customer experience, and community
  • Conceive, craft, and execute best-in-class creative and content ideas on time, on brand and on strategy
  • Inspire, direct, build, lead, and review the work of the creative team in the production of all print and web projects
  • Manage, supervise, review, and audit the work of designers and art workers to ensure the creative level expected is being met
  • Help drive maximum efficiency, productivity, and the maintenance of the highest quality of creative concept, design, and artwork
  • Oversee, manage, and review new creative concepts with clients
  • Effectively organize and prioritize workload especially around deadline and budget and have the flexibility to respond to increases in workload, tight deadlines, and travel
  • Build, lead, mentor and inspire a world-class creative team made up of full-time, part-time, and freelance designers, fostering an open culture that celebrates original thinking, innovation, and creative risk-taking
  • Have an eye for identifying creative talent and ability to build a network of high performing contractors
  • Deep understanding of art direction, brand identity, packaging, environmental design, social media, and web best practices–constantly bringing new ideas to the table
  • Functions as the lead in the conception, design, and creation of all internal creative
  • Presents creative strategies and concepts to clients clearly
  • Strategize with the brand team to anticipate problems, analyze solutions, identify alternatives, and suggest recommendations
  • Always leads by example
  • Other…

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and a Love of Design
  • 10 years of related experience with 5+ years of creative direction; agency or corporate
  • Excellent communication skills (both in conversation and in writing) with an emphasis on pitching and presentations, running work-sessions and articulating and defending creative decisions
  • Proven track record partnering with multiple disciplines and departments on projects
  • Excellent production know-how with hands-on knowledge of brand strategy, identity, art direction, print, packaging, photography, and videography
  • Proven creative leadership in developing creative for the digital space (social, video, app, web)
  • Knowledge of animation and video production tools and software, including (but not limited to): Creative Cloud Suite including Photoshop and Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Bridge, After Effects, and Premiere

Xyon Business Solutions

Why Work Here?

Amazing Company with outstanding pay, benefits & growth potential

Specializing in providing talent acquisition solutions for our partners across the globe.

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San Diego, 92101
San Diego, CA
USA

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