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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.


• 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


• 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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