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Associate Creative Director

Location San Francisco, CA (Hybrid)
Starts As soon as the proper candidate is identified
Duration Full-Time
Status Full-Time
Rate $120K - $185K + annual bonus & stock options
Our client, a well-known American producer, and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits, is looking for an Associate Creative Director with 5-8 years of experience in graphic design, visual arts, and/or advertising creative, overseeing multiple consumer brands at a time.

They want to see high-end/ luxury work! Spirits is a bonus!

This is a hybrid role. The ideal candidate will be based in San Francisco and onsite in San Francisco 1-2 days per week as well as onsite in Napa, CA, from time to time for shoots.

Top Skills they're looking for:
- Luxury, Fashion, Auto, or Food & Beverage experience
- Experience managing a team of more than 2
- Client-facing / cross-functional collaboration experience

- Support the development of brand & style guidelines (experience with luxury brands a big plus), and then translate those guidelines into creative output across all relevant brand channels
- Manage and mentor a team of 3-4 creatives (designers, copywriters, videographers, photographers, and post editors) to help produce asset templates and guidelines for all brand channels - including digital, print, and packaging
- Partner closely with Growth Marketing team members to glean performance-driven insights, to refine & inform future creative direction & development, geared to drive DTC KPIs.
- Collaborate with developers (both internally and external agency partners) to ensure proper implementation within a web and mobile environment for eCommerce store fonts
- Provide design support to DTC group leadership, to create reporting templates and milestone slide presentations
- Actively participate in ongoing brainstorms and promotional calendars, and then execute on the creation of assets for the resulting campaigns
- Provide Creative thought-leadership, and reinforce a culture of innovation, within an ever-evolving, fast paced and nimble eCom team

Required Skills/Experience:
- 5-8 years of professional experience either agency or brand-side, in graphic design, visual arts, and/or advertising creative, overseeing multiple consumer brands at a time
- A portfolio of work proven to drive business results, and aesthetically align with brand guidelines
- Deep understanding conceptualizing, producing, and evaluating platform-specific direct response creative, geared to drive mid-to-lower funnel objectives
- Proven experience designing within modern day e-commerce tech stack, including but not limited to websites (Shopify, WooCommerce) & ESPs (e.g. Klaviyo, ReSci).
- Deep knowledge of social media ad asset guidelines, and an understanding of platform capabilities and user behavior
- Ability to collaborate closely & build trust w/ cross-functional teams, agency partners, & other relevant stakeholders
- Comfortable working within presentation tools
- Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite
- Motion Graphics skills and sketch as a PLUS

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: Dianna.Guerra@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.