Interact Boulder | Associate Creative Director


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Type Of Work:
Boulder, Colorado
Date Posted:
April 25, 2019


Interact, a branding and packaging design agency in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, is looking for an Associate Creative Director to join us in our obsession with the food & beverage industry. Our mission is to partner with brands ranging from bright-eyed startups to courageous industry vets to create brands that create consequence. We pride ourselves on culture and creating a quirky, egoless, and welcoming environment in an open space with a tight-knit team (and plenty of snacks.)

The person we’re looking for is equal parts strategic thinker, creative genius, brilliant problem-solver, and empathetic manager. We’re looking for someone who’s not afraid to roll up their sleeves, but most of the time will be providing creative direction, inspiring and pushing the design team, and bringing solutions to branding and packaging projects. This person is also an ace at speaking with clients, delivering concept presentations, and guiding clients alongside our Account Team.

The ACD reports into the Creative Director and is responsible for managing and mentoring the entire design team. Qualified applicants must have an extensive design background in addition to experience managing creatives. Senior Designers, Design Directors, and Art Directors looking to move up -- we are talking to you!

What you’ll do:
* Provide creative leadership across multiple design projects simultaneously, but be able to design alongside your team when needed
* Mentor, inspire designers and provide thoughtful and constructive feedback that encourages team growth and professional development
* Oversee and guide the creative excellence of our work across the board
* Be a steward of agency culture and our obsession with the food & beverage industry; you’ll work closely with the CD to set the tone for the creative team
* Be an active participant in client workshops to push client’s thinking and ultimately result in stronger insights and strategic foundations for our design
* Partner with our Account Team to engage with clients on a strategic level, develop relationships and help sell the work
* Be constantly in the know on what’s working and what’s not – and then work with our Client Director and Strategist to evolve and improve our creative process in a manner that keeps our team’s health, well-being, and efficiency balanced
* Work closely with our Studio Manager to manage creative resourcing and team assignments across client projects

Skills and qualities we are looking for:
* 8-10 years of graphic design and art direction experience within branding or creative agencies, or a mix of agency and in-house experience
* 2+ years of managing and supporting the professional development of a creative team
* Exceptional design aesthetic, strategic thinking skills and a background in creating new and evolved brand identity systems across industries and categories
* An extraordinary portfolio demonstrating your love of CPG and prowess creating brand identities and product packaging
* Successful track record of tapping into the potential of creative teams; ability to push, inspire and motivate them to deliver work that is provocative and disruptive
* An effective communicator and leader; you inspire others to do their best work and are able to guide and persuade both internally and externally
* Ability to be brave, free-thinking, obsessive and rigorous
* Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
* Skills in copywriting, illustration, web, etc. are a bonus
* Must love dogs (adorable office-ready canine friends sweeten the deal)