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Creative Director

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah.
Company Description:

Axis41, A Merkle company

Axis41 is a marketing technology and design agency. We combine strategic planning, creative, and leading tech to build complete solutions for modern brands.

Job Description:

Why we want you:

If you are able to create surprising new solutions to old problems, take great and turn it into amazing, and hone a project down to its perfect essence, then we want you on our team. We are looking for a creative director who is as obsessed with the tiny details as they are with the big picture. Someone who can lead others to create beautiful and simple solutions, by example.

Responsibilities:

• Be highly creative, motivated, and enjoyable to work with

• Leading a team of creatives - graphic designers, art directors, UI designers, production designers, illustrators, etc.

• Orchestrate the big picture of a project, from strategy through development

• Translate a brief into its create parts

• Determine how to best represent a concept visually

• Provide high level direction on content strategy and copywriting

• Develop the overall visual expression of a project

• Oversee design projects, from concept to delivery

• Help define and carry out strategic initiatives

• Present and defend ideas to internal teams and clients

• Deliver beautiful, simple, and strategic experiences that users can relate to

• Lead creation of digital marketing collateral, infographics, webpages, microsites, mobile apps, etc.

• Accurately design from pre-defined templates, as well as from scratch

• Work across digital, app, print, and environmental formats

• Create original conceptual artwork

• Maintain brand consistency

• Work with project managers to create project plans, budgets, and timelines

• Commissioning specialists, such as artists, illustrators and photographers

• Meet deadlines and budgets

• Collaborate with other creatives, strategists, account executives, developers, and clients

• Employ and teach best practice skills regarding typography, file housekeeping, production for release to a printer or developer

• Review, comment, and approve creative from other designers

• Work with design team to create presentations

• Inspire others by thinking beyond the obvious

• Stay current with industry tools and trends

Qualifications:

• 10+ years proven experience as a designer or similar role

• Ability to think strategically on your own as well as in a group

• Ability to create strong brands and be a steward for already established brands

• Strong aesthetic sensibilities

• Ability to create thought-provoking, creative solutions

• Refined verbal and written communication skills

• Strong conflict resolution, presentation, and negotiation skills

• Professional, considerate, and passionate

• Superb organizational skills to coordinate complicated projects

• Attention to visual, technical, and mechanical details

• Ability to talk technical jargon with developer team, (basic HTML/CSS skills a plus)

• Ability to build strong relationships and generate opportunities for repeat business

• Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with a team

• Willingness to travel as needed

• Solid knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, and other creative apps. 

Additional Information:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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