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Creative Director

Los Angeles or New York City
Full Time

Recess Studios is a multidisciplinary creative agency with offices in Portland, OR, New York City, and Los Angeles, CA. We specialize in designing and constructing immersive experiences, enhancing global brands through innovative content and digital solutions, and engaging audiences with comprehensive 360-degree marketing strategies. Our team thrives in a collaborative environment that challenges the conventional, pushing creative boundaries to exceed client expectations.

Position Summary:

As a Creative Director at Recess, you will be at the forefront of integrating a broad spectrum of creative disciplines including design, art direction, campaign and narrative development, as well as writing and industrial/experiential design. You will harness your expansive creative skillset to lead and inspire a diverse team, translating complex client goals into compelling, culturally resonant campaigns.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and inspire a dynamic team of up to 10 creative professionals, fostering an environment ripe for innovation and high-caliber design.
  • Drive the creative process from concept to execution, blending art direction, narrative shaping, and experiential design to develop impactful brand stories.
  • Collaborate effectively with strategy directors and account teams to interpret client objectives and craft tailored creative strategies.
  • Promote a culture of creativity and continuous improvement, advocating for diverse perspectives and inclusive ideation processes.
  • Proactively manage project timelines and resources to ensure deliverables are achieved on time and within budget.
  • Engage with company leadership and cross-functional teams to identify growth opportunities and optimize creative operations.
  • Develop and mentor team members, setting clear performance trajectories and supporting professional development.

Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of professional creative experience across multiple disciplines, including digital, social media, and experiential design.
  • 3-5 years in a creative leadership role, with proven ability to manage and inspire a team.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a wide range of integrated marketing campaigns with a focus on storytelling and innovative design solutions.
  • 5+ years of agency experience is mandatory
  • Proficiency in various design software and technologies, with a deep understanding of digital content creation tools.
  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of engaging and influencing clients and team members alike.
  • Strategic thinker with a knack for identifying trends and leveraging insights to enhance creative outputs.
  • Documented ability to navigate the complexities of multi-channel brand development and campaign execution.