Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Associate Creative Director

As an Associate Creative Director at Sapient you are responsible for the development and execution of creative concepts for leading-edge marketing and web solutions. You possess a deep understanding of user-centered research, copywriting, interactive development and content strategy with core strengths in design and communications. You will play an active role in shaping new opportunities for Sapient.

  • Concept, develop and manage a best-in-class creative product 
  • Manage creative teams and tracks of work 
  • Lead and direct the creative team from concept to completion 
  • Plan and estimate for highly complex projects risk/issue management and resolution 
  • Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs 
  • Visualize, design and conceptualize a user experience 
  • Create visual prototypes or screens 
  • Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation 
  • Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables 
  • Contribute to the development of the creative team's culture and quality standards 
  • Delegate of day-to-day responsibility to other Designers, Art Directors, Senior Art Directors, Writers and Interactive Developers 
  • Elevate the creative level of the work coming out of the creative team 
  • Educate other team members, not exclusive to the creative team, through project development and performance management 
  • Collaborate with strategy, media, account and business development teams to create and develop new business opportunities 
Experience Guidelines:
  • 8+ years of industry/agency experience 
  • Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education 
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must 
  • A solid knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs: Mac OS, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc. 
  • A solid understanding of online and offline production 
  • Passion for design and eagerness to mentor and elevate other creative people 
  • Self motivated, organized and accountable 
  • Experience leading a team of designers, production specialists and writers to creative excellence 
  • Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members and client 
  • Understanding of motion design and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms 
  • A solid understanding of informational architecture practices 
  • Experience working in a large group environment of 10+ 
  • Some travel may be required 
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent military experience

Company description: SapientNitro, part of Sapient®, is a new breed of agency redefining storytelling for an always-on world. We're changing the way our clients engage todays connected consumers by uniquely creating never-ending stories across brand communications, digital engagement, and omni-channel commerce. We call it Storyscaping, where art and imagination meet the power and scale of systems thinking. SapientNitro's Idea Engineers represent a connected powerhouse of creative, brand and technology expertise—one global team collaborating across disciplines, perspectives and continents to create gamechanging success for our Global 1000 clients. We partner with industry-leading clients such as Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target, and Vodafone, in 31 cities across The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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