About the Position:
Every client needs a great solution to solve their unique business problem. Your job is to lead a team of ultra-talented designers and art directors to find it, clean it up, and get it gleaming into one of those creative solutions that makes clients eyes light up (after, of course, you’ve used your excellent communication skills to help them “See the Light”). And, you understand the hard work and hard deadlines that go into making something shine. At VSA Partners, our people embrace these challenges because we love what we do. We’re looking for a CD that loves it too, as well as the team they work with day to day.
We are a group of dedicated, collaborative and kind people that value smarts over egos. We work very hard to create human-centered, insight-inspired work that moves people, changes behavior, and answers real strategic problems. We started as a design firm over 30 years ago and operate today with a “design thinking" approach to everything we do. Formally, we’re a branding and marketing company that approaches business challenges holistically and aims to break down silos between branding, digital, marketing and advertising. Informally, we’re a group of closely-banded colleagues, who come together every day to make something great.
You’ll have quite a few, along with high expectations. But that doesn’t faze you. Every day, you will solve business problems with creative solutions, translating briefs to a team of designers. Your ability to conceptualize will be as crucial as your ability to oversee the development and execution of integrated creative. Your design savvy and creative direction will ensure and maintain a consistent, high quality level of work across multiple outputs. You will manage, coordinate, inspire and empower your team. You will also serve as the liaison between design and account, often bringing them together in collaborative sessions. You will push for the smartest, most insightful solutions with an “a-ha” quality, keeping the work focused on the client’s business goals and objectives. Your intimate knowledge of branding and best practices will enable your team’s creativity and allow you to identify potential growth areas on your account. Your personality will help shape and grow client relationships. Sometimes this will mean representing VSA in new business meetings. And, less a responsibility than an imperative—you’ll come to VSA with an open mind and heart, embracing what it means to work here with an insanely wonderful, intelligent bunch of folks. And, with your good humor, drive and candid demeanor, you’ll fit right in.
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