Bounteous is looking for an Associate Creative Director to join our fast-growing design practice. This role is ideal for a dynamic and impassioned creative veteran focused on furthering sound design principles in a fast-paced dynamic environment. The ideal director is a naturally engaging storyteller and mentor who enjoys collaborating with cross-disciplinary teams to collectively deliver incredible, award-winning experiences.

Role and Responsibilities

    • Leads, inspires and motivates teams to create and deliver influential, innovative, best-in-class, customer-centric solutions that drive business goals
    • Shapes and directs creative strategy and deliverables from concepts through execution for a variety of digital platforms and experiences
    • Facilitates and oversees creative activities such as experience strategy development, conceptual design, copywriting and art direction, production oversight and concept for photoshoots and video production
    • Ensures all creative deliverables align with brand guidelines, business and user requirements, and accessibility standards
    • Ensures digital designs meet the needs of development and technical teams to ensure feasibility and digital design best practices (mobile first design, etc.)
    • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams and partners closely with clients to establish strategy, and align goals with tactics
    • Facilitates and oversees discovery activities such as design workshops, stakeholder interviews, expert reviews, competitive reviews, etc.
    • Leads and coaches direct reports to set and work towards career goals, and helps identify training and development needs
    • Contributes to our culture and atmosphere, quality of work, and growth into the next generation of experience designers
    • Supports project management to schedule design activities and deliverables within programs and projects
    • Stays informed on design best practices, trends, and tools, and participates in the local design community
    • Juggles multiple clients and projects/tracks of work simultaneously

Education and Work Experience

    • B.S./B.A./B.F.A. in graphic design, digital design, visual communication, or other design-related fields
    • 8+ years of experience as a creative professional, with a focus on design, user experience, and storytelling. Consulting/Agency experience is a plus.
    • Background in responsive and mobile design
    • Experience working on platforms like (but not limited to) WordPress, Drupal, Magento, AEM
    • Experience mentoring and managing a team of direct reports

Tools and Software

    • In depth knowledge / proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Sketch, InVision, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Experience in Adobe After Effects or similar motion graphics programs a plus

Design and Communication Skills

    • Experience leading engagements with a strong voice for creative and meticulous eye for detail
    • Ability to provide creative direction as well as overall leadership for strategic and account direction
    • Experience designing around data sets and reusable components/patterns
    • Understanding of mobile, responsive design, accessibility and Agile methodologies
    • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, cross-disciplinary) with all levels of management and staff to achieve desired outcomes and build strong alliances and relationships
    • Experience presenting work to clients, facilitating workshops and conducting stakeholder interviews
    • Excellent listener with a passion for human-centered design
    • Is proactive and has efficient time-management skills
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