Overview

Rise Interactive (http://www.riseinteractive.com), a rapidly growing full service interactive advertising agency, is looking to hire a Creative Director, Website & Applications for our Customer Experience team. We are seeking a detail-oriented, highly motivated individual contributor that is excited about joining the growing Customer Experience team and are excited to learn more about digital marketing at an award winning agency.

Summary and Scope

The Creative Director will be a leader for the UX/UI discipline within Rise’s web development practice. She/he must have a strong background in user experience and design best practices and demonstrate a proven track record of successfully leading design teams in executing large web-based projects. 

The Creative Director will collaborate closely with other channels for sales pitches and business development activities.

She/he will lead the creation of original designs and content for Rise’s diverse clientele, and collaborate with various departments within Rise, such as Project Management, Development, SEO, etc.  She/he is also responsible for managing the creation of all visual elements used in responsive web design and all associated visuals such as photography, video, infographics, iconography, etc.  

The Creative Director will possess a strong attention to detail, project management skills, proven design leadership and collaboration skills, expert knowledge of design and digital marketing best practices, client consulting and relationship management skills and be service and results-oriented.

Responsibilities:

The role of Creative Director is vital to ensure the creation of engaging, client-goal driven content which will help Rise’s clients connect with their customers. On a daily basis, the Creative Director will:

  • Lead UX/UI for web projects of all sizes from start to finish
  • Develop conceptual, strategic, and creative ideas for websites & apps, and digital marketing campaigns
  • Define design direction and strategy for new projects and campaigns; provide oversight on execution of that direction throughout project
  • Lead design team to execute projects and campaigns with oversight on design direction and strategy
  • Define and apply a Client’s brand and visual language across a range of media
  • Lead UX strategy and execution for new projects and campaigns; provide oversight on execution of that direction throughout project
  • Lead collaboration with development team to ensure accurate execution
  • Work with project managers to ensure projects are on-time and on-budget
  • Ensure quality and preparation of deliverables 
  • Scope new projects
  • Manage scope and hours assigned for specific design tasks
  • Use Sketch, Invision, and other team-directed tools for production of creative ideas
  • Present design deliverables and strategies to Rise clients
  • Create the strategy and conceptualization of sales presentations & associated deliverables 
  • Travel when required to be on-site for a client
  • Work closely with sales team and VPs to present sales pitches and create business development strategies to grow team revenue and service lines 
  • Mentor and coach junior UX/UI designers and responsible for career paths of direct reports 
  • Develop and implement design process improvements to increase efficiency, productivity and quality
  • Research and keep up with industry trends and best practices to continuously bring innovation and fresh perspectives to the team 
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

* This list of essential responsibilities and functions is not exhaustive.  Rise Interactive reserves the right to supplement this list, particularly if the scope of duties in this position changes.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in all Adobe CC programs, Sketch, Invision (or other prototyping tools), 
  • Dedication to completing projects and tasks with passion and a relentless pursuit of excellence
  • Ability to excel in a complex and changing marketplace
  • Critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Collaborative approach and attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of both UX/UI best practices 
  • Excellent consulting and presentation skills, and ability to communicate creative concepts and executions to both internal and client audiences
  • Strong Understanding of HTML, CSS and development principles
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and design direction 
  • Proven ability to develop team workflows and processes to ensure efficient and high quality deliverables
  • Strong understanding of how data influences creative design
  • Strong understanding of core concepts and functions of web design and digital marketing channels including but not limited to SEO, Programmatic, Social, etc
  • 10+ years of marketing experience with a focus in digital marketing and advertising, specifically within the creative realm

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