Creative Director - Events
ITA Group
ITA Corporate Headquarters, West Des Moines, IA, US
1d ago

POSITION SUMMARY

The Creative Director, Events (CD) supports the Event Solution Line focused specifically on owning the event creative vision throughout execution by directing the creative team on the conception, design, development, and production of innovative communications campaigns for all assigned clients / programs.

The CD understands the creative vision, story and scope of services that was sold and how that connects to the clients’ business issues, marketing and event goals, brand positioning, and audience personas to ensure the creative strategy is carried through the event.

HIRING REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in the areas of Graphic Design, English, Marketing, Journalism, Communications or equivalent.
  • 7+ years’ experience producing creative for a variety of specialty (live, digital, trans-media) engagements across industries.
  • Ability to travel 25-50% of the year to meet with clients, conduct onsite inspections, oversee installations, and support / attend events.
  • Ability to have a positive attitude and effect on the creative / professional staff.
  • Thorough understanding of the overall creative process and techniques, including conceptualization, design, copy development, production artwork, pre-press, computer graphics, printing technologies and web / internet design / software / technologies.
  • Strong creative abilities and the ability to develop innovative ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and supervise creative / professional individuals, leading them to a higher level of quality and creativity.
  • Solution-oriented with understanding of how to approach resolving issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • General understanding of financial analysis and budget development.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and manage workflows and schedules of the creative / professional staff, even in the midst of stressful and difficult circumstances.
  • Mac computer experience required. Software experience must include : Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Ability to work the time necessary to complete projects and / or meet deadlines.

    Ability to listen, understand and respond to external and internal customers’ needs in a timely manner; customer service experience in a service-related industry preferred.

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