Creative Director

Sq1 is currently seeking a rock star Creative Director to lead our talented Creative team. Our ideal candidate is an idea-smith. Someone who lives to create smart, conceptual work in both digital and traditional mediums. And who can be easily referenced in the award books.

Our ideal Creative Director will have a background in Art Direction and be able to lead the department while also doing some of the heavy Adobe Suite lifting. You will ensure the creative team works like a well-oiled machine, while meeting deadlines and leading us to the top of the new business food chain. Can you consistently deliver genius while herding cats too? Then welcome to Sq1.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage workload from concept to completion in our growing team of creatives
  • Must have a passion for “Creative Product” and be able to collaborate with other team members to deliver work people care about
  • Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies
  • Lead and direct creative staff
  • Oversee client pitches and proposals
  • Meet with clients or upper management to explain campaign strategies and solutions
  • Review work, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative teams
  • Remain actively involved in hiring and training creative staff
  • Conceptualize innovative digital experiences and be passionate about getting advertising to work with consumers
  • Responsible for adhering to internal processes in order to create quality, profitable and on-time work
  • Collaborate with Account Teams and offer innovative ideas for creative briefs, and digital design needs to offer the best deadline for deliverables

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-7+ years of experience in Senior AD/ACD roles
  • A range of great work to show, including Web Design, Interactive, TV/Video, Print, Outdoor, POP, etc.
  • Experience creating and implementing web design best practices and highly intuitive visual designs and motion media
  • Natural communicator with strong conceptual and verbal presentation skills
  • TV, radio and OOH concepting a plus
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Expertise with responsive web design and solid working knowledge of UX principles
  • Solid experience working with developers, and basic knowledge of HTML
  • Comfortable managing freelancers
  • Positive attitude, team player and self-starter
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities while working in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines