Associate Creative Director/Creative Director
The XD Agency
Job Title: Associate Creative Director/Creative Director
The position can be based in any of our key office locations; Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles and is full-time. (Open to other locations across the continental US for freelance work. Please specify location).
The XD Agency is looking for an agile Creative Director with a deep understanding of designing experiences including large scale environmental design, staging and shows, to communication plans, virtual experiences, and consumer tours.
We believe every team member creates a better agency and makes us all better at what we do. Our brand values are central to the way we work. Clarity in all we do. Purpose as our guide. Boldness as our mantra. Empathy in our character. Want to know more about our exceptional culture and team members? See for yourself & apply today!
-Accountability and ownership of creative leadership on various accounts
-Develop strategically rooted, creative/design concepts and experiential creative solutions that meet the business objectives and budgets of our clients.
-Communicate and present creative solutions to existing and potential clients.
-Turn data, insights, audience research, and market research into thoughtful creative solutions and directions.
-Work and communicate with internal teams at XDA across multiple offices and locations.
-Be a self-starter, lead proactive pitches, work through insightful ideas-led approaches to our existing, new and potential work.
-Take responsibility for understanding cutting-edge, real-time technology-driven tools and solutions.
-Stay on top of industry trends and cultural happenings.
-Mentor, lead, instruct and guide junior to mid-level creative team members.
-Have a clear understanding of general creative costs, working closely with the production team to ensure creative is doable.
-Maintain responsibility for bringing creative concepts to life including live, semilive and virtual.
-Demonstrate flexibility and a team first attitude at all stages of the project process. This includes working with all team members, including production and client development to assure projects meet client goals, client demands, project timelines and budget scope.
-8 + years’ experience (within the Experience design industry, or similar)
-Bachelor’s Degree and/or Design Degree/diploma
-Team oriented, strong ability to bridge creative with production, and enable sales team with creative abilities.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Thrives under pressure and with tight deadlines.
-Comfortable directing a team, reports, managing timelines and deliverables.
-An intimate understanding of graphic design, and environmental design
PROGRAMS: Proficient in all Adobe Design suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop etc.).
-Have a solid understanding of environmental/3D design.
-Experienced presenter, client-facing
-Experience with 3D programs like Sketch Up, Rhino and 3DS Max (a plus) preferred.
-Web development experience preferred.
-Video, motion graphics skills preferred.
About The XD Agency
The XD Agency is proud to be among the industry’s best. Every day, our clients come to us fr strategic and highly creative marketing solutions that range from dynamic live events and mobile tours to engaging digital campaigns and video production.
Our agency’s trophy shelf not only illustrates the best-in-class work we do for our clients but also the best-in-class workplace we’ve built.
We are always on the lookout for talented and unique candidates who are ready for a fast-paced, highly creative environment.
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