Creative Director

Location
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Salary
DOE
Posted
05 November 2019
Closes
03 December 2019
Ref
AG194
Job Function
Creative
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Fix creative is looking for a Creative Director to join an amazing Events agency in Dubai ! The role of Creative Director is a key position leading the conceptual and creative direction of the agency, ensuring the final creative product aligns purposefully with the strategy of the company. We are looking for a creative thinker and idea generator, with proven experience of creating original concepts with a genuine passion for all things design related with a relentless desire to push the boundaries of design. Crucially, the Creative Director provides a strong guiding light to junior creative with responsibility for the smooth running operation of the creative department. Key areas of responsibility

1. Strategy

• Establish strategic and creative direction for the agency

• Maintain the agency's standard for creative excellence

• Head up the creative team aligning strategy to ideas

• Develop and deliver thought leadership that strengthen clients market and leadership position

• Skilled in translating marketing messages and guidelines into environments and experiences • Conceive and create experience oriented programs and design solutions that fulfill strategic business objectives

• Identify new business opportunities and chances to maximize on creative output

• Contribute significantly to the reputation of our business through knowledge creation, opinion and industry presence

• Guide and maximize Company's brand identity over multiple platforms

2. Management

• Strong ability to provide clear creative direction and provide timely and helpful feedback to improve creative processes to keep work on budget and on schedule

• Exhibit effective management skills in dealing with internal teams and subordinates.

• Mentor the creative team through critique for consistent creative quality, supervisory and team building skills. • Promote community and collaborative approach within the creative team

• Help develop talent and identify opportunities to push team to excellence

• Recruit and manage the best high-level candidates

• Help manage the creative staff as well as review employee performance and KPIs

• Ensure the professional development and readiness of the creative team

• Manage the evolution of the departments technology needs and capabilities

• Improve studio workflow, process and best practices

• Provide quality control over concepts and projects

3. Direction

• Drive the strategic and creative direction for the agency

• Show an expert knowledge of design, brand development and creative process

• Ensure that our creative product remains leading edge and ahead of the competition

• Responsible for articulating and defending conceptual and directional choices

• Promote continual creative improvement and actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence and accountability

• Ability to make evaluative judgments

• Retain a strong aesthetic sense

• Drive comprehensive design awareness throughout the team

• Demonstrate a passion for multiple project types including a wide variety of client challenges around new technology, driving a culture for innovation and success

Essentials:

• Associates or Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, communications or related field or equivalent experience.

• 7+ years prior experience as creative director in an advertising or creative agency.

• Excellent working knowledge in the following areas is preferred: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After effects, Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator, Autocad and typography.

• Excellent copywriting skills.

• Innovation/creativity to generate new ideas and approaches.

• Devising imaginative solutions to work-related problems. A strategic thinker.

• Efficient team player with internal and external contacts - being able to work collaboratively with others in a participative environment. Combine creativity, passion, leadership skills and a vision for communicating messages. Must be able to inspire outstanding work from team members.

• Ability to work in an international environment and an understanding and sensitivity towards cultural differences.

• Up to date with the latest trends and market developments.

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