Welcome to the Avanade Digital Innovation Studios, where the best in creative and technology mix it up to push the boundaries of innovation. We're a fast-moving, big-idea-dreaming, mishmash of designers, UX architects, technologists, delivery experts, writers, and more, who, when brought together, create trans formative digital experiences for some of the biggest and best brands on the planet. Sound like a place you wouldn't mind hanging your hat? Great, in North America you can find us in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC, Raleigh, Seattle, and Toronto.
About the role
The Creative Director is the creative lead of cross-functional teams, and is ultimately responsible for delivering outstanding work that matches or surpasses our clients' expectations. They oversee and work directly with designers, copywriters, UX architects, business analysts, front-end and back-end developers, project leadership, and more. They should bring a broad range of digital creative experience to the table and be comfortable working with various technologies and platforms to deliver just the right solution to match any client's unique needs. They should be as comfortable providing creative oversight on multiple simultaneous projects as they are rolling up their sleeves and aiding in actual project asset creation.
Builds trust and equity with clients and internal teams alike. *
Understands client brands and how to execute on technology platforms (e.g., Sitecore, SharePoint, etc.)
Consistently brings creative thinking and ideas to life *
Leads and reviews multiple workstreams in all phases of Avanade projects (Plan, Analyze, Design, Build, and Test) *
Oversees, reviews, and creates design deliverables on assigned projects (e.g., comps, style guides, branding and creative briefs, graphics, layouts, etc.) *
Contributes to delivery of architecture-focused deliverables in projects (e.g., information architecture, taxonomy, content structures, etc.) *
Oversees and manages partnership with cross-functional technology and UX teams to integrate solutions and requirements into design strategies
Mentors and fosters growth in direct reports/team members *
Sets objectives and leads the delivery of projects or work efforts that have a direct effect on business results within a functional or operational area *
Oversees direction of and coordination with off-shore resources for project deliverables
Years of Experience:
7+ years relevant design experience
2+ years managing people/teams
Bachelor's degree in Design, Graphic Design, or similar degree; experience may substitute for degree. Master's degree in related discipline a plus.
Strong portfolio that demonstrates an expert capability in design principles and solutions *
Extensive experience with visual design, principles of UI design, layouts, graphics development, typography, color, and visual theories
Knowledge of user experience disciplines such as UX architecture, research, usability, and content strategies *
Expert with Adobe Creative Suite needed; capability with W3C HTML / XHTML, CSS, and Flash a plus *
Experience working with cross-functional teams *
Trained and experienced in digital design, web, and mobile development in an enterprise environment *
B2B and B2C experience highly valued
Experience designing with mobile layouts in mind *
Capable of understanding and articulating technical feasibility of solutions *
Capable of communicating with technical developers to transfer design to deliverables
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