Are you an highly-driven, entrepreneurial candidate with several years of creative agency and leadership experience who is looking for an opportunity to shape the evolution of a rapidly growing startup? Are you excited to motivate and push a talented team of young creatives to reach their full potential? Illustria is a creative agency with a mission of unleashing the creative potential of growing companies, via monthly or annual subscriptions.
Illustria is looking for a Art Director to drive the creation of transformative work. You lead teams of creatives to create their best work. We work primarily with growing tech and tech-enabled companies, so experience or interest in the startup community is ideal.
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
You understand how powerful creative can drive transformative business results. You are confident and authentic. You know how to push yourself and others to achieve more. You are fearless; you are always exploring the unknown. What others see as impossible, you see the possibility and say, "We can do this." You have a passion for solving problems and telling a story; the bigger the task, the deeper you dig in. You are able to distill complex issues into a few critical tasks; you can delegate and create clear responsibilities.
You are a strategic thinker. Members have confidence in you; they rely on you to understand and turn their needs into exceptional experiences. You're a compelling presenter; you know how to challenge and persuade at the same time. You walk through our design rationale with ease, always relating it back to the Member's strategic needs. You are proactive in pushing new creative engagements to their full potential, in ways that surprise and delight. You are organized and can juggle multiple priorities at once.
Join our team at this exciting time as we bring an innovative model to the market, changing the way creative is engaged with across every industry.
Illustria partners with businesses to unleash their creativity. We are committed to understanding our Members' deepest needs and making their ideas a reality. We're a creative agency that makes design accessible to Member companies, on a monthly or annually-based subscription account system. Founded in 2013, we're a team who works in the heart of Washington, DC.
If you were working with us, here are some of the things you would have done last week:
- Run through status on work with our creative team and Executive Producer at our daily morning studio meeting.
- Had 1-1s with your Designers, guiding them to improve and fulfill their full potential.
- Reviewed an initial round of work, giving actionable feedback that pushes the designer and work further.
- Briefed the team with an Account Strategist on a new engagement.
- Led a brainstorming session for a new engagement.
- Presented work to a Member with an Account Director, leading them through our creative process and persuading them why it is the best solution for their needs.
- Partnered with our Head of Member Services to identify the areas to push our work on certain accounts.
- Participated in a Creative Discovery with a new Member, identifying areas in which they want to stretch themselves strategically and creatively.
If you want to be challenged while investing yourself in your company's growth, then we're interested in talking to you. Must be local or looking forward to relocating to the Washington, DC area for full-time work.
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