Creative Director

Employer
Barefoot Proximity
Location
Cincinnati
Posted
Jun 12, 2012
Closes
Jul 12, 2012
Contact
Carla Davie
Category
Design
Duration
Full Time
Barefoot Proximity has an excellent opportunity for an energetic and skilled Creative Director. This position will be located in Cincinnati, OH. We have a great culture. We are growing. And we are a part of BBDO, the most awarded creative and effective agency network in the world. It's a really exciting time. Join the fun.

The Creative Director will manage and lead the creative process. As a leader in the marketplace we are looking for someone who lead creative solutions to client business needs.

Engaging today's consumers and businesses through the evolving communication platforms requires new tools and thinking.

The ideal candidate will have strong graphic design skills and be responsible for designing and developing a variety of web- and print-based projects from conception to production. Must have a versatile background and be willing to dive in as a player-coach while leading the creative team. We reward exceptional work and creative ideas.

Responsibilities
- Collaborate with the account team to review client background, project requirements and client expectations and determine project scope, project objectives and sales strategy
- Participate in any client input sessions and follow up meetings with the client
- Lead the proposal team through the brainstorming and creative development process
- Oversee the production of all creative components of the proposal
- Collaborate with account team and team to align creative design with budget and logistical constraints
- Guide editorial team to create the most effective content possible within aggressive timelines and budgets
- Define creative vision, energize agency team to realize it, diplomatically defend and deliver it to client
- Lead presentation of creative concepts and sell to the client
- Work directly with client and production to ensure that creative remains on target and consistent throughout production of all deliverables

Position Requirements
- Bachelor's Degree in art, graphic design or related studies required
- 7+ years digital creative experience
- 3+ years experience in managing the creative output of an agency
- Proven supervisory skills
- Ability to be strategic and creative
- Artistic sensibility mixed with technical ability
- Ability to manage a project from concept to production while working under strict deadlines
- Understand all facets of design media
- High level of proficiency on technology standards and usability principles
- Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
- High energy with the ability to work independently but also as team player
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure

Patrick Collister, the author of The Directory Big Won, noted, "To say that BBDO 'gets it' would be an understatement. BBDO agencies are consistent, relying on work across a spread of clients and platforms, rather than on one or two runaway successes. The agency is clearly delivering the best work for its clients above the line, below the line, offline and online."

At Barefoot Proximity, you will receive excellent benefits and a salary commensurate with your experience.

E/O/E No third party applicants please.

Application Instructions
To be considered for this position you should have an online portfolio. All resumes and CV's should be accompanied by an online portfolio or with URL examples of previous print and web design projects. Please be prepared to submit additional samples as requested.

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