Creative Director | Raleigh

About the role

The Visual Design team stands out for its lively creativity and flawless style. It translates users' needs, business objectives and technology capabilities from concept to delivery with exceptional attention to detail. It crafts an alluring design language that skillfully incorporates the brands of Avanade's clients.

As Creative Director, you will lead and review customer engagements and manage delivery of User Experience (UX) and creative deliverables. You will focus on design-oriented work and ensure that deliverables and solutions meet clients' and users' specified goals with efficiency, effectiveness and a quality client experience. You will manage and review engagements with responsibility for outputs, timelines and budgets. You will translate strategic high-level direction into business strategies and processes to achieve goals.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Lead research from a visual design perspective to gain insights to guide design decisions
  • Lead visual design explorations to generate ideas, find the best solutions and craft a compelling visual language
  • Lead teams in creating a design strategy-including the brand's promise, insights from users and competitive analysis-to inform interface and interaction elements
  • Develop a visual language that communicates a brand's goals and expresses its rationale so other visual designers, developers and future teammates can build upon it
  • Produce high-quality visual designs from concept to execution including those for desktop, web and mobile devices
  • Use prototyping tools to convey design intent
  • Integrate core tenets of responsive and adaptive design into work
  • Understand the basics of HTML/CSS/JS to be aware of how visuals translate to code
  • Travel as needed.

About you

You are a driven professional with expertise in design principles and solutions for both B2B and B2C. You have extensive experience with visual design, principles of UI design, layouts, graphics development, typography, color and visual theories. You understand and can articulate the technical feasibility of solutions and communicate with technical developers to translate design into deliverables.

Your background and skills likely include:
  • Knowledge of UX disciplines such as UX architecture, research, usability and content strategies
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite and capability with W3C/XHTML, CSS and Flash
  • Working with cross-functional teams
  • Training and experience in digital design, including web and mobile for an enterprise environment
  • Leading multiple teams and projects.

You likely have seven or more years of relevant design experience and two or more years of managing people and teams. Your education likely includes a Bachelor's Degree in design, graphic design or a similar field. You may have experience that may substitute for a degree.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

Qualifications
Years of Experience:

7+ years relevant design experience

Management Experience:

2+ years managing people/teams

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Design, Graphic Design, or similar degree; experience may substitute for degree. Master's degree in related discipline a plus.

Other Skills/Knowledge:
  • Strong portfolio that demonstrates a expert capability in design principles and solutions
  • Extensive experience with visual design, principles of UI design, layouts, graphics development, typography, color and visual theories
  • Knowledge of user experience disciplines such as UX architecture, research, usability and content strategies
  • Expert with Adobe Creative Suite needed; capability with W3C HTML / XHTML, CSS, and Flash a plus
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Trained and experienced in digital design, web and mobile development in an enterprise environment
  • B2B and B2C experience highly valued
  • Experience designing with mobile layouts in mind
  • Capable of understanding and articulating technical feasibility of solutions
  • Capable of communicating with technical developers to transfer design to deliverables


Required Certifications: N/A

Additional Area, Region or Service Line specific requirement:

Requisition ID - 58179

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.


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