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Creative Director

Date Posted: Nov 3
Type: Permanent
Wage: DOE
Job Number: 5033
Location: Houston , TX

TITLE: Creative Director

CLIENT: Energy Company

LOCATION: Houston, Texas

TYPE: Direct Hire | Full-Time

SALARY: Dependent on Experience (DOE)

SUMMARY:
• Our growing in-house agency seeks a highly talented Creative Director to shepherd various types of marketing materials for multiple brands and product lines.
• The Creative Director is expected develop effective visual design strategy to create a world-class user experience, and mentor junior designers, as needed.
• Candidate must think strategically to provide solutions in line with overall business objectives and priorities and must design for several media across multiple campaigns.
• Candidate must show fluency in crafting engaging design solutions for a variety of marketing media, including online and digital marketing, print, broadcast, and direct mail.
• Must have experience setting and adhering to brand standards and provide a body of work showcasing creative and effective use of marketing concepts.

DUTIES:
• Create pixel-perfect, high resolution digital assets (iconography, screen layouts/elements, typography, iconography, and animations) from wireframes for print advertising, web banners, websites, product packaging, social media, etc.
• Manage multiple projects simultaneously and coordinate with other cross-functional teams.
• Inspire and collaborate with team to produce creative that is on strategy and pushes creative boundaries.
• Art direct outsourced projects, serving as internal contact for freelance talent. Mentor junior team members.
• Collaborate with creative team to produce creative that is on strategy, on target, in brand and consistent with what is currently in market.
• Participate in strategy discussions and provide creative solutions. Follow best practices, provide input on new solutions and disseminate throughout the team.
• Conceptualize and direct projects from concept to completion in a variety of media and formats.


REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum of 7-10 years in an agency or in-house creative group.
• Exhibits UI design expertise, with an eye for layout, typography, and color palettes.
• Showcases mastery of Adobe Creative Suite and MS PowerPoint.
• Employs working knowledge of After Effects and Audition. Knowledge of video, animation, illustration and photography is a big plus.
• Articulates best practices for browser-based UIs, web technologies and CMS.
• Practices excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Exhibits exemplary business acumen. Adapts quickly to a changing work environment. Multitasks and delivers in a time-sensitive environment.
• Shows self-motivation, sets high goals for self and team, and presents designs effectively to gain buy-in.

EDUCATION:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred in graphic design, communications, or related field.

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