Creative Director

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
ID
2021-2428
Business Unit
VTSG
Type
Full-Time
Clearance
Secret Preferred

Overview

The power of a crisp, solid user experience.

 

The delight when a brand extends from a strong, cohesive visual system into buttery smooth UI.

 

The worthwhile efforts to see products and projects through to completion and customer satisfaction.

 

Creation direction is motivation, collaboration, strategy, guidance. Making sure a product looks good is one thing; innovating on it, inspiring people to amplify and execute that innovation, and ensuring results work as well as look good – that’s another, altogether. i3 is looking for an experienced Creative Director who can apply all of these traits and more to support their Virtual Training, Simulation, and Gaming (VTSG) business unit located in Huntsville, Alabama.

 

This Creative Director role will direct designers and developers alike, expanding the reach of VTSG’s Creative Services to help grow its team members and the products they support quickly and competently.

 

Our ideal candidate has a portfolio demonstrating personal execution and oversight of design.

Responsibilities

To meet the needs of VTSG’s explosive growth, our ideal Creative Director candidate works alongside the other Creative Director to build and bolster design quality, an Agile-based design pipeline, and the future scalability of Creative Services. To accomplish these efforts, the Creative Director:

  • Supervises and works collaboratively with graphic designers and other creatives to execute on UI/UX, branding, video, marketing collateral, and more within Creative Services
  • Oversees the prioritization of creative requests alongside the Creative Services SCRUM master, the other Creative Director, and stakeholders making the request
  • Manages the expectations of creative services requests with all stakeholders
  • Ensures the implementation of designs from Creative Services are fully and properly realized by Unity developers for multiple products
    Presents and champions conceptual ideas for new software features, and their experiences, across multiple projects, with strong ability to pivot based on feedback
  • Interfaces regularly with a variety of self-organizing Agile teams to determine design needs and manage expectations around on-going requests
  • Upholds visual identity and brand standards across multiple projects, and reviews developer efforts against these standards
  • Leads weekly design review workshops with Creative Services team members
  • Mentors and guides Creative Services team members to grow in their hard and soft skills, as well as strengthen their existing talents
  • Identifies future needs within Creative Services and supports the hiring process to fill skill gaps
  • Enhances the overall creative pipeline within a growing Agile environment
  • Personally executes on key-art and other creative efforts as needed

Qualifications

Required experience, skills, and traits:

  • Bachelor's Degree at least eight (8) years of experience (or equivalent professional experience of at least twelve (12) years) with a creative agency, design-focused company or team, in-house creative team, media firm, or software company (within a creative role)
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. An Active Secret Clearance is preferred
  • Deep understanding of design principles
  • Experience developing and rolling out visual identity systems across various media, such as -- but not limited to -- websites, native phone and tablet apps, desktop software products, etc.
  • Strong skills in prioritizing, organizing, and managing time within a volume of projects and teams
  • An outstanding portfolio that showcases both personal execution and oversight, from a directorial perspective, of such examples as successful design projects, long-term campaigns, brands and rebrands, and more
  • Direct experience leading designers and other creatives
  • Direct experience growing and hiring teams of creatives
  • Critical eye for detail
  • Excellent verbal and written skills

It is required that you submit an online portfolio and/or website of your work with your application which shows your creative direction chops.

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