Creative Director
deviantART - Hollywood, CA

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DeviantART was created to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us and today is the leading destination on the Internet for creativity and the arts. The Creative Director position at deviantART is very challenging, but is also an amazing job for the right person. The job of Creative Director is bigger and more important than any one task. We ’re looking for someone who can help shape and refine the creative brain of the Company and build a stronger creative conscience.

Someone capable of finding ways to model the creative process throughout the organization so that people know what it looks like when they see it. Someone who can help take great ideas and breathe life into them – making them real. Someone who sees things differently from other people – visualizing design and development much like an art form and knows what it takes to deliver world-class creative solutions. So if you understand how to connect on an emotional level with a creative, passionate and artistic community whose members range from professional artists to aspirational artists; if you can bring cutting-edge thinking, high creative aesthetic, and advanced knowledge of Web design, usability, social media, and other digital applications to deliver a best in-class experience for the customer and can demonstrate originality, innovation, problem-solving, and personal expression hellip;..deviantART might just be the place for you.

Everyday tasks include: Leading the creative development process and workflow, providing creative feedback, and ensuring business objectives are supported through high quality design. Working with business partners to assess project needs, developing strategies for digital/interactive programs. Following through with effective design, problem solving, and creative solutions. Being able to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment, while managing multiple people and projects, and develop strong working relationships with internal and external partners.

Maintaining a productive, supportive environment for the Creative team, and providing both creative and technical expertise and leadership. Staying current with the quickly evolving digital universe and possessing enthusiasm for interfacing with internal business partners, creative peers and external agencies/vendors. Demonstrating a passion for strategic problem solving and utilizing a deep understanding of Web/digital design and usability to develop fully integrated campaigns. Helping us infuse the brand identity into corporate culture and office design – help us quotlive the brand.quot Establishing and documenting guidelines, while striving for process simplification.

Requirements: Bachelor Degree in Creative Design/Graphics preferred 8 to 10 years of Creative Design experience with a digital focus required 5+ years progressive experience with a global brand or client where digital creative is integral part of brand communication Broad design skill set that includes: web design, email, social, mobile and other digital media types Direct and manage a high-volume digital design process, while adhering to schedules in a fast-paced environment Fluent understanding of current Web, email and interactive trends, technologies and best practices Ability to apply digital design best practices to ensure effective projects crafted to engage customers, build relationship and loyalty, inspire confidence, and drive sales Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external partners. Team leadership skills and ability to work cross-functional teams Capacity to make decisions on a daily basis that ensure both efficiency and creative quality. Set expectations and standards (build a culture) for creative team attitude, behavior and teamwork Strong team player with enthusiasm, positive attitude and the willingness to do what it takes to get the job done, which may include extended hours when necessary to meet deadlines This position is located in our Los Angeles office. It is a dual report to the CEO and the VP of Marketing.

The current staff includes 4 designers and 1 project manager. If you have the experience and the skill, please contact us with portfolio links, resume, and cover letter.