Associate Creative Director

Sparks   •  

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 39 days ago


The Sparks Interactive Associate Creative Director leads the digital designers within their studio, working alongside

Digital Producers and 3D Creative Directors as well as account teams to represent and direct cutting-edge digital experiences that connect audiences with our client brands at live events.

Position Objectives:

Guide design teams by developing concise creative direction from client and account team inputs

Lead projects, provide direction, and mentor designers to help them develop their skills and deliver their best work

Oversee creative ideation, design development, QA and onsite deployment with support of the Digital Producer

Prepare presentation documents and deliver concepts to clients

Research, specify and advise on equipment and technology, consulting with key partners and internal Project Managers

Deliver design solutions that meet client briefs and satisfy budgetary and schedule constraints

Support the growth of the Digital team through recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new design talent


5+ years professional experience at a creative agency or in-house creative team

BA/BFA in Graphic design or related field

Expertise in Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch)

Outstanding design sensibility demonstrated through design portfolio

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Proficiency in Google docs, MS Office, and project management tools

Experience with HTML, CSS, Processing, Unity 3d, Sketch-up, or After Effects a plus

Professional Competencies:

Creativity – Consistently produces imaginative solutions to problems through new and inspiring ideas, concepts and designs.

Attention to detail – Cares about the little things. Strives for perfection.

Empathy – Actively identifies with and anticipates feelings and reactions of intended audiences.

Communication – Expresses ideas clearly and dynamically, both through written and spoken word.

Intelligence - Learns quickly. Demonstrates the ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.

Efficiency - Produces significant output with minimal wasted effort.

Proactivity - Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the company.

Follow through - Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal cost.

Service-oriented – Anticipates needs and understands the value of providing flawless solutions.

Collaborative – Contributes to group projects willingly and with enthusiasm. Not afraid to share ideas. Listens well to others.

Cultural Fit:

Team oriented – Connects with and cares about colleagues success and wellbeing.

Culturally engaged – Follows and appreciates trends in the arts, music, performance, media, design, and advertising.

Tech-savvy – Early technology adopter. Enjoys tinkering and figuring out how things work.

Integrity – Does what is right. Earns trust and maintains confidences. Speaks plainly and truthfully.

Humor – Sees the humor in situations. Enjoys keeping it light in the studio.