Creative Director
HTC 40 reviews - Seattle, WA

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The Creative Director leads and directs the visual design team in the development and execution of visual and motion design solutions across all HTC products. The Creative Director is a committed leader who helps drive high quality, innovative, user-centered mobile experiences.

Reporting to the AVP of User Experience, the Creative Director manages, directs and enhances the efforts of the visual team; including art directors, designers, and animators, within a highly collaborative environment.

The Creative Director brings 10+ years of experience and a robust portfolio that depicts extensive experience in user interface visual design. In addition, the Creative Director exhibits a well-rounded understanding of the creative process; strategy, ideation, and the graphics production process.

What you get to do everyday:
  • Responsible for the overall visual and motion design aesthetic of the HTC user experience.
  • Leads visual design team and assists in attracting, recruiting and retaining talent to grow team capabilities.
  • Manages and mentors visual design employees, ensuring effective contributions and individual career growth.
  • Assists Producers in resource planning, and works to develop and maintain freelance visual and motion design talent pool.
  • Works to develop an environment that fosters creativity;
  • Acts as a creative catalyst at the outset of a project.
  • Leads visual design team in researching problems, developing original ideas and designing innovative solutions for mobile user experience.
  • Provides clear creative direction at initiation, and follows through by coaching creative team members, while monitoring and guiding their efforts, and investing in successful results.
  • Facilitates brainstorms that generate innovative, unexpected ideas. Works to pull the best ideas out of all participants.
  • Leads interdisciplinary communication between different design teams (UX, Production, Development, ID).
  • Reviews and approves concepts, designs assigned to and developed by staff, ensuring high-quality creative deliverables.
  • Presents concepts and designs for executive approval. Anticipates executive needs, and delivers above and beyond their request.
  • Executional accountability — oversees execution of visual/motion design deliverables throughout all phases of production. Assures the integrity of UI visuals on all HTC products.
  • Intellectual property — actively works with Patent team to protect new concepts and designs. Ensures all relevant design innovations are protected before public announcement.
  • Travel — 25% more or less depending on project; candidate should be comfortable with international travel and overtime as project commitment requires.
What you bring to the role:
  • Must have a strong portfolio of projects that demonstrates the visual design skills needed to produce high quality, innovative, user-centered mobile experiences.
  • Design management experience that exhibits strong, confident leadership and the desire to mentor team members. Experience offering guidance, encouragement, and individual development. Strong people management and organizational skills.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience: leading creative execution of user interface visual design
  • Holds a BA+ degree in a design/communications discipline (or equivalent experience).
  • Track record of creating innovative user experience solutions.

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40 reviews
HTC Corporation, formerly High Tech Computer Corp., is principally engaged in the research, development and manufacture of touch phones,...