Digital Director of Creative
Chicago, Illinois / $150000 - $180000
$150000 - $180000
Digital Director of Creative
$150,000 - $180,000
Illinois Hybrid - 3 Days On-site
A leading B2B eCommerce organization is actively looking to hire a Digital Director of Creative to lead a best-in-class marketing team. This is a hands-on role leveraging CSS, HTML, Adobe Creative Suite and Figma, where you will lead a team of 7.
The Digital Director of Creative will oversee the development and management of the brand, creative team, and work closely with internal teams and external partners. They will be responsible for managing an in-house creative team that includes project managers, copy-writing, web design, graphic design, photography, and video. They will also lead the development of copy, brand, photography, video, voice, and design standards for internal team and agency partners.
As a Digital Director of Creative, you will be responsible for
- Oversee all aspects of the creative strategy, development, and execution.
- Work in a hands on capacity in CSS and HTML
- Manage an efficient design operation and team that meets deadlines and delivers projects on time and within budget.
- Develop and maintain a robust library of digital assets.
- Manage contractors, a large agency and production budget for media projects annually.
- Responsible for defining, modifying, and executing the creative strateg, including the style guide, brand guide, brand voice and brand architecture.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelors degree in a relevant field required Masters preferred.
- Strong HTML and CSS capabilities in a hands-on capacity required
- Strong organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills.
- Self-starter who can work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
- High attention to detail with excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Must be up to date with the latest design trends and technologies.
- Experience managing a team and a budget.
BENEFITS: Digital Director of Creative
As a Digital Director of Creative you can expect to earn a basic salary of up to $180,000 with an annual bonus and gold standard benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Please register your interest by sending your Resume to Oisin Ennis via the Apply link on this page
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