Creative Director

Location Ottawa, ON (Hybrid)
Starts July
Duration Full-Time + Freelance available
Status Full-Time
Rate Up to $115,000
Our boutique agency client is looking for a Creative Director who comes from the design side to join their team full time. If you are currently in an Art Director role and looking to make the jump to lead, mentor and remain hands on with design - we are keen to talk to you about this growing agency. This is a full service agency from strategy to media buying that is growing! With deep roots in Ottawa, they service a variety of different local and national clients in the tourism, education, real estate and casino verticals to name a few.

Your day to day as Creative Director in this role will be:
- Leading and mentoring a small creative team to constantly push themselves creatively to deliver exceptional work.
- Flexing your conceptual muscle daily to come up with campaign concepts for integrated programs.
- Working with Account and Agency leadership on pitches and new business.
- Mentoring your team and assisting in their development.
- Hands-on designing whether it be visual identities, campaign artwork or sketches.
- Delivering on briefs with unique and thoughtful ideas that align with client objectives.
- Working with vendor partners and freelancers to brief them and direct their work.
- Identifying new business opportunities within existing clients and in market.
- Monitoring incoming work and hiring both new permanent team members and freelancers.

Skills and Experience:
- 2-3+ years as an Art Director, Creative Director or similar title.
- Hands on Designer - you love to roll up your sleeves and design!
- Conceptual and connected thinker - able to come up with integrated campaigns that are creative and business minded.
- Knows how creative should live in an integrated media ecosystem.
- Likes to mentor and help direct the careers of their team (some past mentoring or coaching experience a big plus).
- Wants to be a part of building the agency!

If this sounds like you - we are keen to tell you more about this opportunity!


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About Creative Circle
Creative Circle is a recruiting agency, and we proudly match professionals with companies looking for talented team members. The above listing is for a role with one of our clients. Our connections at top companies get your resume in front of the right people and access to amazing positions that aren't posted anywhere else. If you’re a good fit for this role (or another we're currently working on), a local recruiter will reach out to schedule a screening interview. We present only the top candidates to our clients.

For Creative Circle to represent you for this opportunity, you must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship for a non-immigrant visa.