Advantage Solutions Creative Director, Art in San Francisco, California
CREATIVE DIRECTOR - Art
Are you a highly skilled and visionary Creative Director with expertise in art and design? AMP Agency, a leading advertising agency, is seeking an exceptional candidate to join our talented team. As the Creative Director, Art/Design, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our agency's creative direction, driving innovative solutions, and delivering outstanding visual experiences. If you possess a keen eye for detail, experience with global integrated campaigns, accessibility design, and a proven track record of success, we want to hear from you.
Provide strategic creative direction and guidance to art directors, graphic designers, and other team members.
Foster a collaborative and inclusive environment that nurtures creativity, innovation, and professional growth.
Mentor and develop the skills of team members, empowering them to excel in their roles.
Collaborate closely with copywriters to ensure the highest quality of written content across campaigns and projects.
Provide guidance and feedback on copy, ensuring it aligns with brand guidelines, client objectives, and overall creative vision.
Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to develop breakthrough creative concepts for integrated campaigns.
Push the boundaries of design and copy, ensuring visually stunning and impactful executions with engaging and persuasive messaging.
Maintain an unwavering commitment to attention to detail, ensuring the highest quality standards in all design and written deliverables.
Ensure seamless project execution, adhering to timelines, budgets, and client expectations.
Conduct rigorous quality assurance (QA) checks to guarantee accuracy, consistency, and compliance with accessibility guidelines.
Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices, integrating them into design and written processes and outputs.
Actively participate in client meetings, effectively presenting and articulating design and copy concepts.
Cultivate strong client relationships, understanding their brand guidelines, strategic objectives, and accessibility requirements.
Collaborate closely with account managers, project managers, and cross-functional teams to ensure client satisfaction and project success.
Set high standards for creative quality, innovation, and accessibility, ensuring all deliverables meet or exceed industry benchmarks.
Foster a culture of continuous improvement, inspiring the team to explore new design techniques and stay at the forefront of industry trends.
Conduct regular accessibility audits, providing guidance and expertise to ensure compliance with accessibility standards.
8+ years of experience in a creative agency or in-house environment, with a strong focus on art and design.
Demonstrable success in developing and executing global integrated campaigns across various mediums.
Expert knowledge of design principles, typography, color theory, and layout composition.
Proficiency in design software and tools, including Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant platforms.
Strong attention to detail, with a meticulous approach to delivering accurate and error-free design work.
Experience and knowledge of accessibility design principles and guidelines.
Proven leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a creative team.
Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
A passion for staying updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in design and accessibility.
The salary range for this role is $160,000-$175,000.
About AMP Agency
AMP Agency is a full-service, integrated marketing agency with offices in Boston, New York, Seattle and Los Angeles. We're a team of creative minds, digital strategists, social and behavioral scientists and media experts that focus on creating contextually relevant consumer engagements across digital and physical brand experiences. We employ an "Insights Inspired, Results Driven" approach to design end-to-end marketing solutions for the brands with which we partner.
AMP Agency is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. AMP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. AMP Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age or other legally protected status. We prohibit harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The Creative Director (CD) directs the creative vision for the business and strategic planning. CD will partner with account leaders in strategic thinking to define project assignments and develop and execute creative solutions. They manage the creative standards, both art and copy, while leading the creative team. They will oversee assigned projects and new business opportunities, ensuring they are the best demonstration of the agency’s capabilities. They will develop and assess individual team member’s technical skills, professional techniques, training needs, and professional growth.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Establishes, manages, and maintains the creative direction and goals for specific projects ensuring they fit the Client, the brand, and the business objectives.
Develops the team’s knowledge and understanding of the Client’s business and marketing needs and situations.
Hires, coaches, mentors, and develops team members; assigns projects to achieve.
Achievable workload balance
Effective challenges for each member’s skill level
Career development as professionals.
Fiscally responsible for job budgets, meeting deadlines, and utilization of all team members.
Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources
May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel is not an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is an essential duty or function of this job.
Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications or Journalism, or related field
8+ years of experience in industry with at least 2 years in the arena of sales promotions and 5 years consumer products, media, or agency experience
Prior experience managing copywriters or directing art/design (advertising, promotion, and interactive media)
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Ability to make oral presentations
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
Good interpersonal skills
Team building Skills
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-NY-New York | US-LA-Baton Rouge | US-CA-San Francisco
Primary Posting Location : City Boston
Primary Posting Location : State/Province MA
Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 02101
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2023-429559
Position Type Full Time
Category Creative & Product Services
Minimum USD $160,000.00/Yr.
Maximum USD $175,000.00/Yr.