JOB: Creative Director - Digital Media x 2 - Tier 1 Strategic Creative Consulting Firm - NYC + Palo Alto - Recruiter posting

10 Nov 2006 - 9:20am
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Dave Malouf

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JOB: Creative Director Digital Media – World leading Strategic
Creative Consulting Firm

Location: Immediate openings in Palo Alto & New York (we are
also interested in candidates for Austin and San Fran. based
upcoming roles)

Our client is recognized as one of the world's leading creative
consulting firms. With a cross-n disciplinary team of more than
325 employees, they offer a broad range of industry expertise to
Fortune 500 clients in fields such as consumer electronics,
software, entertainment, finance, medical, retail, and fashion.
As part of their continuing expansion – eight studios
internationally, an influx of new clientele, and escalating
involvement with current partners – they are looking to grow the

We’re seeking industry visionaries in every discipline who see
design as the key to improving product experiences, businesses,
and the lives of consumers. We’re interested in those
individuals who see the intersections between research and
creativity, analysis and aesthetics. The team includes
technologists, industrial designers, software and UI designers,
strategists, writers, artists, illustrators – all working
together to solve the business challenges of their clientele.

*Essential Functional duties (most important parts of job):*

This *Creative Director* position requires a deep understanding
of the user experience around all consumer products (physical,
web, environmental). We are looking for a profoundly engaged and
experienced leader to spearhead new creative and strategic
thinking for projects with interactive and haptic elements.

The Creative Director should have deep experience and practical
expertise in both Product User Interface and Website design
programs. The Creative Director will help set the direction,
style, and methodology of the collective design group. They will
also help set bar for quality and innovation in the office. For
individual projects, the Creative Director will integrate
clients’ business requirements into design strategies,
interaction, and visual solutions. A balanced understanding of
strategy, usability, interaction, and visual design is a must.
The Creative Director will also mentor, guide, and provide
support for members of the design team, and be an advocate for
needs of the design team to the other groups. Business
development experience is necessary, and experience lecturing
and writing about design is preferred.

This leadership role requires articulating strong visions and
strategies as well as overall group oversight and project


* Team leadership (motivation and articulation)
* Group vision
* Project ideation
* Art direction
* Coordination of overall creative processes
* Design advocacy (to clients)
* Resource and personnel management (internally)
* Hands-on design
* Refined and confident client contact


* Required: BFA or BA in related field, Graduate degree in Media
or Design preferred
* 10+ years of design experience (Significant agency / studio
experience preferred)
* 5+ years managerial experience
* Demonstrable strategic thinking on client projects
* Ability to articulate complex solutions clearly
* Quick-thinking, personable, flexible
* Keen sense of humor
* Current working knowledge of design applications
* Awareness and practical understanding of current technologies,
and their application and relevance to digital media and
consumer consumption

This is your opportunity to join a highly motivated and industry
leading team of people and an employer of choice.

For more information or to apply please email us in confidence
at: apply at <mailto:apply at>

Do you know anyone that is currently looking for a new
opportunity? We offer a $2500 referral fee for any introductions
that result in a successful placement.

Ripon Gardens is an international executive search firm
specializing in Design. We are always interested in hearing from
people that want to discuss the current employment market.

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