Creative Director

Charlotte, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #46107 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Creative Director to lead and grow an expanding ad agency in Charlotte!

Strong Communicator, Idea Maker! Work near uptown. Food & Beverage project experience a plus!

Creative Director Requirements:

  • This position requires an individual of a particular creative caliber who is adept at developing and communicating ideas by establishing both the art and design direction, in collaboration with messaging and strategy - while ensuring successful implementation throughout production.
  • Sets a high creative standard for the agency internally and externally. Maintains highest level of creative output by originating and refining creative ideas, managing and improving creative output
  • Understands food and beverage and retail marketing as it relates to brand development, in-store, packaging, print, direct, etc
  • Manages the creative process for new and existing clients from concept to completion.
  • Creates a range of concepts and designs for each project with strong strategy and cross-team partnerships
  • Manages a range of ongoing accounts ensuring design and creative is fresh, vibrant and on-brand
  • Leads, directs and inspires the creative staff of internal and external freelancers (illustrators, photographers, videographers, developers, etc.) inthe production of all branding, marketing, design and digital efforts ensuring they are producing the highest quality work and meeting client’s expectations
  • Acts as the leader of the creative department by providing developmental opportunities, responding to questions, providing direction on resource utilization (internally and externally). Holds the team accountable for work, attitude and collaboration
  • Works with account management team to maintain daily production schedules for the creative staff
  • Provides supervision and oversight to freelance staff by determining appropriate project assignment based on individual skill sets, orienting new employees to agency SOPs, providing necessary resources and direction, and responding to questions
  • Translates Client’s objectives into clear creative strategies and design projects
  • Synthesizes client information and communicate it compellingly to team

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  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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