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ACD / Digital Design

Atlanta, GA

Macquarium is seeking a talented Associate Creative Director of Digital Design (ACD) to join our team. This role is full-time, onsite in our Atlanta office. (We are currently working remotely until further notice.)

The ACD will help the VP of Experience Design lead the Experience Design team at Macquarium. This includes ensuring consistency of the company’s brand for all creative initiatives, developing and influencing the creative vision of client projects, and leading internal creative talent. This is an opportunity to influence strategic client initiatives and help shape projects from concepting through implementation. The ACD will work closely with the VP of Experience Design to identify and champion appropriate deliverables and work standards that assure the best possible outcome for every client.


Responsibilities:

  • Lead and/or assist in developing client pitch strategies and presentations

  • Generate innovative ideas and high concept development for client projects – when
    given a creative brief or request, be able to clarify the request, generate ideas, sketch
    solutions, and develop a strong visual story

  • Estimate and plan the creative portion for projects – given a client request, be able to
    formulate a set of activities by discipline with estimated hours

  • Create copy and art harmony, relying on copywriters and designers to produce
    compelling experiences

  • Develop and maintain visual design and UI standards to improve team efficiency

  • Collaborate with the designers, ux designers, ux researchers, developers, project
    managers, strategy team, and leaders to ensure user adoption and client satisfaction

  • Guide and leverage members of the experience design team to produce work for clients; assist them with creative problem solving, internal and external communication, and
    presentation skills

  • Be hands-on; contributing world-class visual design alongside creative team members

  • Support your design work using all available insights including customer feedback,
    quantitative data and usability findings

  • Ensure quality of work and on time delivery for all creative deliverables

  • Remain current on emerging design and technology trends in the industry


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or certificate in Graphic Design or related field (or equivalent experience)

  • Demonstrated understanding of Experience Design and the role creative plays in achieving its outcomes

  • 8+ years of experience

  • 2+ years experience in a creative leadership capacity - will accept candidates looking to
    transition from Senior Art Director/Designer roles as long as there is transferable leadership experience

  • A portfolio with exemplifying excellent visual design, compelling ideas, and solid usability

  • Digital, interactive and/or customer experience agency or consultancy experience desired

  • Experience designing interactive experiences across a variety of media

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate client meetings and lead presentations

  • Strong team leadership and mentoring skills; able to inspire teamwork and collaboration

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch (other professional graphics production software a plus)

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery a plus

  • Genuine passion and excitement for all design and a desire to create novel outcomes rather than relying on conventional thinking

At Macquarium we are a team of dreamers, thinkers, and doers. We design and create exciting and meaningful customer-centric digital experiences for our clients. Over the past 28 years, we have partnered with our clients to improve the experience they provide their customers, to drive customer satisfaction and business results.

Macquarium offers great benefits and culture, along with a competitive salary, 401k, Medical, Dental and Vision, paid time off, employee referral program, casual dress code and awesome awesome culture activities and online events. Our offices are located in the Buckhead/Midtown area.

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