Senior Designer / Creative Director (Connecticut)

Location Fairfield, CT
Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration Full-Time
Status Full-Time
Rate DOE
Our client, a boutique creative services, consulting and market research agency, is seeking a Senior Designer / Creative Director to join their team.

**Please note: In order to be considered for this position, you must be able to commute to the client's office in Fairfield, CT 2 days per week! The office is ~15 minute walk from the Fairfield Metro-North train station. A laptop will be provided to you!**

The Senior Designer / Creative Director will:

- Lead strategy and development of creative campaigns, ensuring a consistent and relevant look and feel across channels and platforms
- Translate business objectives into clear creative strategies
- Concept and produce designs across all channels including, but not limited to: print collateral, event materials, email, web pages, social / digital ads, graphics, gifs, videos, etc.
- Work directly with clients to develop the brand guidelines and build out a full identity across all mediums OR, where brand guidelines exist, use your design sensibility to elevate and extend them for specific campaign work
- Develop design concepts, sketches, user flows, wireframes, prototypes and detailed UI / UX specifications to clearly define a website's look and feel
- Develop a systemic approach for website's design, thinking through the consumer journey and functionally of the end user
- Understand best design practices across all social channels, especially LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
- Ensure brand design standards are upheld and all assets remain on brand across all channels
- Manage the creative process from concept to completion
- Conduct brainstorming sessions with the creative team, maintaining strategic and creative thinking to develop innovative and actionable creative initiatives in a fiscally responsible manner
- Present, or overseeing the presentation of final concepts, and obtaining approvals for deliverables
- Build, lead and review the work of the 8+ members (both employees and freelancers) of the creative team, mentoring as you go
- Prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs


The Senior Designer / Creative Director must:

- Have at least 10 years of design experience, ideally at a creative agency or design firm
- Previous experience working with financial service clients (ideally asset / wealth management) is required
- Have a portfolio with a clean, modern aesthetic that showcases a wide range of corporate client work
- Have proven experience doing branding work as well as implementing your concepts
- Be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe XD and the Microsoft Office Suite
- Have in-depth knowledge of brand development and multichannel marketing models
- Be highly skilled in leading a team of creative talent with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to inspire the creative team to give their best
- Be able to provide and receive constructive feedback that is necessary to lead internal teams to the best solution
- Be social media saavy, comfortable working across all platforms and have a deep knowledge of the functionality and best practices of each platform
- Have a deep understanding of design, color, typography and layout principles as well as the production process
- Have the proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines using excellent organizational skills, quality execution and attention to detail
- Have excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills



This client is requiring COVID-19 vaccination and booster for this position. If there is a bona fide medical or religious reason why you cannot be vaccinated, you may contact humanresources@creativecircle.com. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact humanresources@creativecircle.com.

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: Jocelyn.Yant@jobalert.creativecircle.com


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.