How to Hire a Creative Director

Does your growing business need a Creative Director? Creative Directors take charge of the visual and creative output of a company.

Here are some tips to help you find great Creative Director candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Creative Director search for Jobs on Indeed*

83,131

job seekers clicked on creative director jobs

23,671

resumes from job seekers with creative director experience on Indeed

794

creative director jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $32.34 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $8.50$113.00 hourly
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Common
$8.50
$113.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Creative Director?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Creative Director hire can help your business:

• Maintain a cohesive look and feel to your company’s brand, packaging, and online presence
• Create guidelines for brand use and developing advertisements
• Maintain budgets and timelines for the creative team

Skills to look for in a great Creative Director

A great Creative Director candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Proficiency with the Adobe suite of creative tools (Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
• Team management skills
• Strong visual presentation skills
• Creative-minded
• Collaborative project management style
• Meticulous detail-oriented

Writing a Creative Director job description

A thoughtful description is important in finding qualified Creative Director candidates. A Creative Director job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Creative Director jobs, such as:

• Creative Director
• Associate Creative Director
• Brand Director

Interviewing Creative Director candidates

Strong candidates for Creative Director positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Portfolios of previous brand identities
• Managing time and money budgets in collaboration with other departments
• Creating and presenting creative briefs

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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