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The Job: We have an agency client based out of Portland, looking to build a team for a client activation out of LA. Their client is a Global Sport Performance / Lifestyle Brand. This Designer will need to have experience leading teams on brands in similar fields as Yoga, Health and Fitness, Meditation, and have experience with Consumer Facing brands with a female core demographic. This will be a 1 year contract with high potential to turn permanent!
You are the creative lead on projects and a team leader. You bring your natural leadership and sharp decision making skills to work every day, while cultivating an overall culture of quality, excellence and fun. As Associate Creative Director you are responsible for keeping your team motivated, challenged, inspired, focused, passionate and excellent.
THE BASICS: Communicate clearly and decisively / Speak with respect / Be passionate / Bring yourself to work / Be balanced
THE BIG THINGS: Creative Expertise / Brand Expertise / Leadership
Able to understand briefs and ask important questions in a timely and respectful manner.
Personal time management and abillity to self-start.
Concept with the Creative Team (including but not limited to: Copy Writer, Designers and Creative Directors.)
Sketch rough comp ideas to present to Associate Creative Director (ACD) or Excutive Creative Director (ECD) for input/feedback.
Work on gut or intuitive concepting mode for first round rough comps (stay open, fresh, flexible and agile).
Electronic preparation of concepts for presentation to Client File format and specifics as directed by ACD or Project Manager (PM).
Modify creative as per ACD, ECD, Account Director (AD), PM or Client).
Pass-off final layouts, assets and concepts to Electronic Production (ePro) for digital mechanical file prep. Brief in project in clear, understandable way. Give feedback to ePro as needed.
Art Direct photoshoots (live action and studio) as creative requires.
Look at rounds of color proofs (with ePro and/or PM).
Flexibility in sharing, passing off projects with team as well as ability to take-on inherited projects if flow in shop requires.
Desire and drive to learn whatever skill sets are needed to complete a job and/or partner with experts from other disciplines (event design, digital design, film/video, music generation, printing and build-out, photographers, etc.)
Full understanding of entire Creative Suite and ability to stay up-to-date on all changes, shifts and improvements in software.
Maintain a masterful knowledge of the Client’s Brand positioning and their consumer and/or audience.
Maintain a historical knowledge of how the Brand has shape-shifted and evolved.
Truly try to understand the consumer (what motivates them, what are their passions and desires, how do we connect with them?).
Listen to client feedback carefully and understand intent and motivations of specific changes. Ask questions. Be empathetic.
Stay abreast of trends while not allowing them to drive creative in a way that is without content, concept or driven by style.
Troll the internet for advertising and photography inspiration, watch movies, read magazines, journals and books, devour art. Generally keep the flow of information at a steady pace to stay inspired and connected.
STUDIO CULTURE EXPERTISE
Work with Studio Manager (SM) on overall timings and deadlines.
Work with PMs generating estimates for time needed on phases of projects.
Communicate early if there are potential issues or barriers to success of a project (to ACD, SM or PMs).
Be able to present work with true excitement and conviction. Must be able to sell the idea through and build client confidence.
Take feedback with a positive attitude and looking at all feedback as a way to make the work be better.
Maintain a respectful and positive attutude with colleagues and clients.
Honest communication with manager (ACD) if there are any cultural, studio, client, colleague or personal issues occurring.
Have a truly entrepreneurial spirit and thrive on change and evolution (both personally and within Happylucky).
Interest in travel for work (both in continental US and Internationally)
Have knowledge of contemporary and history of design and art.
Stay current on industry trends and technology.
Have a passion for life outside of studio work (i.e. art, travel, music, nature, etc.)