Creative Director

McLean, Virginia | Freelance | Job ID #48519 |
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Onward Search is seeking a talented Creative Director for a 3-month extendable contract opportunity in McLean, VA. Our client is consistently recognized as a top place to work and is at the forefront of the financial and technology fields. If you are a creative minded individual who loves seeing your concept come to life with the potential to impact millions worldwide, then this is the opportunity for you. Apply today to speak with one of our associates!


Manages one or several creative teams including Art Directors, Copywriters (both FTE's and contractors). Leads creative strategy development for each assigned line of business. Is self-organized and manages numerous, concurrent projects.


  • Reviews and provides input and approves strategy briefs.
  • Partners with Brand Strategy and Business Teams to recommend creative testing.
  • Identifies and solves marketing problems from a creative standpoint.
  • Recommends and directs the use of outside creative vendors.
  • Leads brainstorming sessions within Brand Marketing as well as other areas of the company.


  • 4-year degree specializing in Design, Communications, or similar discipline. 
  • 10+ years of industry experience as a Creative Director.
  • Portfolio Review: Develops strategy and directs major advertising campaigns including broadcast, print and Web components.
  • Supervises all aspects of the creative process, including managing full-time, freelance and vendors.
  • Demonstrates the ability to consistently remain within budget and deliver within the deadline.
  • Overcomes adversity and obstacles.
  • Industry Knowledge: Direct Mail and web knowledge within the financial industry highly preferred, or
  • Creative Director position within a Fortune 500 or highly recognized ad agency.
  • Quick to identify, address and incorporate trends into strategic development. Trains and mentors’ members of the creative team.
  • Speaks and manages to industry Best Practices. Comfortably initiates and presents a strategic recommendation to VP, CEO levels within any type of organization.
  • Technical Knowledge: Knows capabilities of today’s most commonly used design (print, web, and presentation) software.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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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.