Associate Creative Director
The We Company's mission is to elevate the world's consciousness. Our global platform reimagines and positively impacts how we work, live and grow through three distinct business lines: WeWork's mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living; WeLive's mission is to build a world where no one feels alone; WeGrow's mission is to unleash every human's superpowers. Through design, technology, and hospitality we are creating a community that helps people live life with purpose and have a meaningful impact in the world.The We Company began 2019 with more than 400,000 members. In less than ten years, we've built a global network of 400 locations across 100 cities and nearly 30 countries, and we're just getting started.
We are looking for a dynamic and driven Associate Creative Director to join us at Studio We - The We Company's in-house, brand creative agency. This role will be a lead member of WeWork's global Marketing team, focused on expressing the brand's visual identity through the development of transformative experiences, original concepts, sales collateral, brand activations and art direction that support sales, marketing, and brand strategies. Collaborating with cross-functional teams around the world, this role will develop world class creative while empowering the business to fulfill our mission-to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. The Associate Creative Director will manage designers and build consensus and alignment on creative to be presented cross-departmentally and to senior management.
A passionate advocate for the power of design to solve problems.
A beacon of creative leadership within the organization.
A strong conceptual thinker-able to translate big picture strategy into finessed execution
A believer that the best creative comes from empowered teams. As an experienced coach, you're fluent at providing direction to push work and grow your team's skills.
Eager to simplify the complex into compelling, intentional storytelling that drives business results
An expert at your craft. Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and pixel-push with the best of them
Known for your refined aesthetic and taste in all things creative
A model of free-thinking, strong work ethic, and a positive attitude
Passionate about our company mission, ethos, and approach to leadership
What You'll Do:
Collaborate with global marketing, product, and sales teams to develop strategic marketing experiences across mediums (sales material, digital, email, content marketing, events, multi-channel campaigns, etc.)
Tackle complex problems with distinctive creative solutions that enhance WeWork's unique offerings
Be a hands-on creative expert, managing a small team and leading workstreams from concept through implementation
Mobilize the design team to concept and execute inspiring work on tight timelines, creating an open environment for sharing and feedback
Create clarity of direction and action for your working team
Ensure all work is strategically sound, conceptually inspiring and creatively unique
Work closely with the creative operations team to meet deadlines and manage schedules for multiple cross-departmental projects
Partner closely with fellow creative leadership to ensure creative consistency, collaboration, and workflow alignment
Collaborate with and translate direction from the Creative Director to push forward projects
Help recruit top creative talent and build a network of external creative partners
7+ years experience at a creative agency or in-house at a design-led brand. Bonus points for B2B, product-driven organizations, tech, or real estate experience.
2+ years experience in a team management role with at least 2 direct reports
A strong, dynamic portfolio showcasing strengths in typography, design systems, visual storytelling and art direction across all mediums. Bonus points for experience in data visualization and information design.
Demonstrated ability to weigh business goals alongside creative outputs, leading a team accordingly
Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to provide clear rationale for work, with experience presenting to and collaborating with senior-level stakeholders
Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related visual communications field
Applications submitted without a portfolio will not be considered.
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