Associate Creative Director, Digital
- Chicago, IL, USA
CapTech is a team of master builders, creators, and problem solvers who help clients grow efficient, successful businesses. We unite diverse skills and perspectives to transform how data, systems, and ingenuity enable each client to advance what’s possible in a changing world.
As perceptive partners, our U.S-based consultants find inspiration in the unknown and enjoy getting our hands dirty solving our clients’ myriad of challenges. Across industries and business goals, we fuse technical depth and analytical prowess with creative savvy to move clients forward. This drive helps each organization use technology, management, and insight to turn ideas into action. Together, we create outcomes that exceed the expected — which is one of the reasons we’ve been on the Inc. 500/5000 list for over a decade.
CapTech’s Customer Experience (CX) team seeks an Associate Creative Director with a track record of leading teams in the design of intuitive, impactful, and accessible digital brand experiences. As a creative leader, you help influence user behavior and enhance brand-customer relationships by guiding the delivery of elegant and engaging digital products and services. You will partner with project managers, user researchers, interaction designers, content strategists, and developers to bring end-to-end digital experiences to life.
Your colleagues and clients look to you to provide the vision they need to solve their most pressing business challenges. People see you as an innovative thinker, but also a skilled practitioner when the work demands it. You bring exceptional creative insight and drive, delivering projects from research through implementation in partnership with multi-discipline teams and the client. You lead, but as important, you listen.
You seek the best ideas, regardless of source, and deliver persuasive client presentations with confidence, but as a servant leader, you check your ego at the door. You are comfortable with enterprise-scale challenges, inspiring and motivating teams of designers and researchers to produce engaging, multi-channel digital solutions. You are not satisfied with “good enough“ yet you approach product design delivery with pragmatism.
Although most of your work will be client-focused, you will also mentor and coach more junior talent. Your expert knowledge of human-centered design principles and methods will guide the creative direction of projects, while helping teams avoid pitfalls. You advocate for the value of human-centered experience design both among your colleagues and with our clients, helping to win new business and deepen existing relationships. Your management and leadership skills will help nurture future design leaders and expand our practice.
Responsibilities may include:
· In addition to directing the design of digital brand experiences for multiple accounts, you may oversee the creation of mood boards, design systems, and identity systems, as well as the design for conceptual prototypes, personas and customer journey maps
· Producing clean, informative, and concise presentations to clients and internal teams that communicate the rationale behind your designs.
- Giving insightful and constructive feedback on the design of the experience, including interactions, information architecture, content, layout, aesthetics, and overall alignment with goals and brand.
· Performing competitive assessments and providing innovative alternatives, as well as researching and understanding design and technology trends.
· Contributing to the evolution of CX methodologies, capabilities, approaches, and toolset. Attending and leading CX meetings and trainings. Engaging in professional development and industry involvement.
· Strong knowledge of user interface design best practices across various platforms, including web, OS-native, and embedded apps. Advocating the benefits of accessible experience and visual design with clients and team members.
· 8+ years of professional experience, ideally in a design consultancy or digital agency
· 4-year degree in design, fine arts, or similar preferred
- Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects accounts simultaneously, while successfully delivering against scope and budget
- Experience with multiple domains of human-centered design including brand and product strategy, information architecture, experience design, user research, content strategy, optimization, and customer insight
· Proven written, verbal, conceptual, and visual communication skills
· Skilled with tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe CS (XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign), InVision, and PowerPoint
· Experience designing and managing comprehensive design systems and component libraries with detailed documentation a plus
· Experience with video editing, motion design, and designing for AR/VR are pluses
· Working knowledge of Agile product development lifecycles and practices is a plus
· Familiarity with WCAG and other accessibility guidelines and standards is a plus
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We offer challenging and impactful jobs with professional career paths. All CapTechers can keep their hands-on technology no matter what position they hold. Our employees find their work exciting and rewarding in a culture filled with opportunities to have fun along the way.
At CapTech we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to:
- Competitive salary with performance-based bonus opportunities
- Single and Family Health Insurance plans, including Dental coverage
- Short-Term and Long-Term disability
- Matching 401(k)
- Competitive Paid Time Off
- Training and Certification opportunities eligible for expense reimbursement
- Team building and social activities
- Mentor program to help you develop your career
CapTech is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culture of equality, inclusion and fairness — each foundational to our core values. We strive to create a diverse environment where each employee is encouraged to bring their unique ideas, backgrounds and experiences to the workplace.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer directly (we are not open to contract or “corp to corp” agreements). At this time, CapTech cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. Applicants must be authorized to work directly for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
CapTech is a Drug-Free work place.
Candidates must have the ability to work at CapTech’s client locations.
All positions include the possibility of travel.
CapTech has not contracted/does not contract with any outside vendors in its recruitment process. If you are interested in this position, please apply to CapTech directly.