Associate Creative Director
SolutionSet - San Francisco, CA

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The Associate Creative Director co-manages and co-directs the look, tone and feel of all creative communications across multiple channels. They are responsible for developing a wide range of creative ideas and designs. They ensure the art direction and visual presentation support both the strategy, concept, and content. They possess strong leadership skills, collaborate well with others and have a passion for multi-channel marketing.

We'd like to meet you if you can:
+ Articulate Brand in an interactive medium
+ Show problem solving in written, verbal and visual forms
+ Inspire teams to deliver powerful creative for simple and complex problems
+ Articulate creative strategies to both internal and external audiences
+ Direct a design team to create innovative, compelling and engaging designs
+ Interact easily and provide confidence to clients and internal team
+ Present and guide a client through key design decision making phases
+ Know the ins and outs of managing priorities
+ Thrive in a deadline-driven environment

Job Breakdown:
+ 60% Project strategy and concept, creative quality assurance (Multiple accounts)
+ 20% Team management and Resourcing
+ 10% Client Management
+ 10% Project Work

Key Areas of Responsibility:
+ Responsible for developing Brand and Communications Strategies for assigned client projects
+ Responsible for developing powerful creative concepts which deliver on client’s Brand and Communications Strategies
+ Responsible for delivering compelling on-brand, on-strategy creative work for assigned clients
+ Responsible for mentoring and leading creative staff and being available to critique their work to maintain consistent creative quality and award winning work
+ Responsible for team management providing career path direction and development guidance for creative staff on an on-going basis
+ Responsible for team growth through the recruitment of top-notch creative personnel
+ Responsible for team resourcing assigning tasks and delegating responsibilities.
+ Responsible for the development of best-practice methodologies and documentation for the creative team
+ Participates in new business development efforts, leading creative teams and developing client response materials.
+ Works directly with marketing leads, delivery managers, interaction designers, and technical directors on assigned projects

+ 7+ years of creative, advertising or interactive agency experience
+ Recognized expertise developing strategic creative solutions for national and global brands
+ Strong leadership and management skills - ability to lead, motivate, provide clear direction, manage and mentor a design team
+ Significant interactive brand-building experience including: concept development, website design, identity design, email and online marketing campaign development.
+ Understand user-centered design and development processes, with an emphasis on extending brands across a broad range of customer segments.
+ Expert knowledge of all steps required in the creative development process, including providing clear creative direction, giving timely and helpful coaching to improve creative and producing work cost effectively and on schedule.
+ Passion for the interactive medium
+ Familiarity with Web enhancement technologies such as Ajax and JavaScript
+ Understanding of HTML development and testing
+ Advanced knowledge of Adobe CS3 and Macromedia Studio MX
+ Design or Interactive Media related degree or diploma or equivalent experience in the interactive design field

This ACD will primarily be working on a growing, global marketing program with Google. It will require working both onsite in Mountain View, at Google's campus, and from our San Francisco office.

Please have good examples of your previous work to show while explaining the details involved in their design/production. Send resumes in a Word doc or PDF and URL's of work you have done.

About SolutionSet:
With offices in four cities across the US, we drive the convergence of brand and technology which allows us to view each client challenge with a bigger picture in mind and offer strategic solutions based on that visibility. We have a proven track record of delivering for clients like Google, eBay, TiVo, VeriSign, Autodesk, and LucasFilm. SolutionSet is a Webby Award recipient and is number 23 on the Inc Magazine Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies overall list and number 2 in the IT Services category.

Launched in 2003, SolutionSet ( ) combines industry-leading technology with user-centered creative to deliver the latest approaches in web development, digital marketing and brand experience. We utilize the latest technology to turn our clients' visions into the most relevant solutions. If you are a Senior Designer and are looking for a unique environment of creativity, collaboration and technology we would like to hear from you.

SolutionSet is an Equal Opportunity Employer