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Associate Creative Director (Design)

In your role.

As Associate Creative Director (Design), you will be an agency leader in creative brand strategy and the execution of beautiful design. We’re talking juicy brand work, high-profile websites, and so much more. You will collaborate with clients, creatives and cross-agency teams to build and present smart, considered, world-class work that solves pressing business problems. You will work directly and consultatively with decision-makers inside and outside the agency, and mentor and guide E&S creative team members. You’ll bring expertise in branding, web design, integrated campaigns… the works. We’re looking for someone with experience in complex creative problem solving and proven success selling ideas.

This is an on-site role in which candidates must be local and able to commute to our Omaha office 3+ days each week. 

Role requirements.

  • Requires 8+ years experience in graphic design and/or art direction
  • Expert knowledge of branding, layout principles, design esthetics, photography, and video production
  • Ability to sell concepts, designs and layouts to internal teams and clients
  • Experience and expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, Apple software, Keynote and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work well with others, including internal and external contacts
  • Strong written and verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to self-manage workload
  • Ability to mentor and coach other team members
  • Understands and complies with advertising laws
  • Omaha-based, able to be in office 3+ days per week

Position responsibilities.

  • Takes a leading role developing strategy-based creative for clients based on an understanding of business problem-solving and marketing solutions
  • Develops world-class creative executions in collaboration with creative directors, copywriters, strategists, and client success team members
  • Designs and produces art and copy layouts for multiple communication channels for marketing campaigns, online content, presentation decks and more
  • Designs and partners with developers to produce best-in-class websites for clients
  • Acts as a senior creative staff member and thought leader, communicating creative vision on typography, photos, graphics, UX, animation and video and executing the vision of the creative director
  • Presents concepts, designs, layouts, strategies and rationale to clients in alignment with agency perspective
  • Builds relationships with client contacts in partnership with the client success team
  • Understands and applies knowledge of user experience design, color theory and relationships, typography and typesetting, perspective and space relationships, page composition, and grid structures
  • Identifies and leads initiatives for assigned accounts in the areas of technology, best practices, client education, team member training and upselling work
  • Reviews, collaborates, and improves work of other creative team members, providing feedback to continually raise quality
  • Guides projects through creative review and approval process
  • Manages external vendors as needed: act as lead with agency photo/video production partners, negotiating estimates and providing direction to vendors
  • Contributes to the growth and goals of the agency and team, including meeting deadlines, following agency processes, attending agency outings and exemplifying agency core values

What we offer.

At Ervin & Smith, we provide something truly unique: a place to experiment and push yourself to new heights with the support of an executive team of experts who are accessible for hands-on coaching and mentorship. Our team members value relationships, collaboration, creativity and results above all else.

You’ll receive competitive pay and all the essentials, including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement plan with matching, life/supplemental insurance, and a flexible working environment and generous agency closures and time-off policies. You’ll also get training and ongoing professional development, as well as extra dollars for you to invest in your wellness and well-being.

Ervin & Smith embraces diversity and equal opportunity, and we are committed to equity and justice in our work and our community. We are determined to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills because we understand that’s where the best ideas come from.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and portfolio to jobs@ervinandsmith.com.

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