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Creative Director

at Offered only through Creative Niche (Dayton, USA) Permanent Friday, November 29th, 2013

Our client is a retail branding firm with a diverse team of designers, planners and thinkers – all devoted to creating amazing retail experiences for their clients. Work hard, play hard is baked into their culture, and they embrace innovation, personality and success in everything they do.

They are hiring a Creative Director with specialization in Environmental/Retail Design to lead their Dayton, OH team. This person will be a visionary creative leader with a strong understanding of and ability to coordinate and guide Environmental/Retail Design projects as they development across all disciplines. The Creative Director fulfills a key leadership role for the Creative Department and his/her design teams, assuming project ownership while holding the standard of aesthetic and strategic impact.

Creative Directors begin to play a more consultant role in client relationships as an expert in the industry. A Creative Director also guides collaboration with other departments (ie Strategy, Architecture, and Documentation) and looks for additional business opportunities in client conversations to facilitate organic business growth.

Primary Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Demonstrates exceptional creativity and ability to communicate an overall creative vision for medium sized projects with multiple disciplines
  • Guides other designers across disciplines to ensure project success through creative direction
  • Helps manage timelines, deliverables, client needs and budgets for projects
  • Oversees practical project execution and ensures creative oversight through implementation
  • Effectively, persuasively engages with internal senior level management and external clients to communicate design ideas in a compelling manner
  • Looks for additional business opportunities in client conversations to facilitate organic business growth
  • Contributes meaningfully to our digital creative thinking
  • Mentors colleagues inside and outside of the department
  • Proactively communicates with the Practice Leads and Department Leadership to provide insight and feedback on project status and team member performance

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BFA/BS (or equivalent experience) in Environmental/Retail design
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of related experience in branding/interior/retail design
  • Ability to draw or represent design thinking using the traditional design tools, including hand skills
  • Thinking strategically as well as aesthetically
  • Strong visual, verbal, and written communication skills

Required to show portfolio demonstrating relevant environmental/retail design samples for consideration.

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