Creative Director (Exciting Opportunity!)

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Ready to take the next step in your design career and revolutionize how organizations think about the web?  Mediacurrent is a digital agency that has a specialized focus and outstanding reputation in open source software. We have a proven track record of helping some of the most name recognizable brands in the world with their digital experiences.

We have an exciting opening for a Creative Director.  You’ll be a part of a best of class team with complementary skill sets to yours. You will work with a team of other top talent that will be committed to the support structure required to advance your career. You will be on the front lines of connecting and conversing with key executives to help shape, enhance and improve their design experience.  

We Will Offer You:

  • An ability to take our Creative Department to that proverbial “next level.”
  • A team size that is big enough to execute against large budget projects, but small enough where you will have influence - your voice will be heard.
  • The support, tools, and environment to help you succeed.
  • Hands-on training with a Mediacurrent team that was the Salesforce.com SMB of the Year (out of 500+ nominations).
  • Exposure to all facets of the design process in a transparent, fast-paced and collaborative environment.  
  • An ability to telecommute and work from the convenience of your home.
  • A portfolio of challenging projects across every industry vertical with global brands.
  • Excellent learning opportunities and professional growth
  • An existing Delivery team that are thought leaders in their field and have a portfolio of world-class case studies to prove it.
  • An outstanding opportunity to get deeper, hands-on account strategy, client relations and sales experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the creative and user experience vision for the Design team to solidify Mediacurrent as an interactive design expert by writing creative briefs, delivering critiques, and mentoring designers.
  • Conceive and create experience-oriented design solutions that fulfill strategic business objectives.
  • Guide customers in the design process, helping articulate their vision by following best-practice design techniques that are centered around intuitive use and business requirements.
  • Keep informed on emerging interactive design, front-end technology, and usability trends.
  • Create unique, compelling user interface designs that position customer’s web presence for success.
  • Provide thought leadership in the form of writing and speaking on usability and design subject matter related to Drupal and open-source software.
  • Articulate high-level creative solutions for Drupal projects to customer stakeholders during sales pitches.
  • Lead community project and development efforts for community contributions that center around usability and design.
  • Responsible for mentoring and leading the creative staff through critique of their work to maintain consistent creative quality and award-winning work.
  • Participate in new business development efforts by providing presentations, design feedback and task estimates to prospects.
  • Lead the growth of the Design department by establishing goals and Design department service offerings that will generate revenue.
  • Assist the Marketing Director in crafting and maintaining the integrity of brand messaging for Mediacurrent, including digital and print strategies.
  • Assist other department heads in forecasting creative team assignments.
  • Assist in managing creative team assignments through Mediacurrent’s ticketing system.
  • Collaborate with COO, Director of Development, Director of Strategy and Project Managers on project planning.

What We Are Looking For / Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a creative leadership role at another digital agency.
  • You are someone who has a vision that can be clearly articulated around how to grow a Design department or can demonstrate how you have done this in the past.
  • Excellent presentation skills - you will have an existing track record of effectively pitching and winning new design work.
  • You will have played an important role in managing enterprise level client relations.
  • You will have an up-to-date portfolio that allows us to see a cross-section of your work and capabilities.
  • Extremely well-rounded skill set in all facets of design fundamentals.
  • We will be able to easily validate your thought leadership by seeing examples of where you have written or spoken about various design topics before (i.e. conferences, blog posts, social media, etc.)
  • An existing track record of managing direct reports in some capacity (i.e. administering annual reviews)
  • A strong desire to grow a team and work in a collaborative environment
  • 4-year degree, preferably in a design related major
  • Will be goal-oriented, ability to hold oneself accountable to daily/weekly/month objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of Drupal (or other CMSs) and a technical acumen.

At Mediacurrent, we continue to invest heavily in our expanding, 70+ person team. We are a stable, profitable company with an excellent benefits package. We have regular company-wide events, weekly knowledge shares, and are committed to an outstanding company culture.

Please note: This is a telecommute position and can be based anywhere in the United States.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mediacurrent provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mediacurrent complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates or employees reside. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

No recruiters or third party agencies, please.

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