About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Associate Creative Director will work alongside the Creative Director to develop design concepts and directions for marketing materials, campaigns and multiple projects. This will require them to make conceptual and stylistic decisions. Creating layouts, mockups and prototypes may be required to illustrate their design idea to other members of the team or management.
Responsibilities: As part of the day-to-day, they will oversee multiple design projects at one time, making sure that projects are on track, overseeing design direction, ensuring all deadlines are met, confirming clients are satisfied with the results and troubleshooting any issues that may arise during the duration of the project. They also act as quality control for their projects by reviewing and editing their team's final products before distribution of any materials occur.
To best serve their design department the ACD must continually research marketing trends and strategies and the technologies used in advertisement practices. They must be able to recognize their intended audience and the best strategies for reaching said population. They must also be aware of what competitors are doing in order to create innovative and new designs and concepts.
8+ years industry expertise; preferably in an agency environment.
BFA/BA in Graphic, Digital Media Design or related field (or significant equivalent experience).
A portfolio showcasing exceptional creative work.
Strategic and conceptual mind.
Strong communication and presentation skills
Experience supervising junior staff
A deep understanding of design principles. (typography, color, layout etc)
Ability to keep up with current trends in technology, design, and communication.
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suitein particular Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Knowledge of Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) methods a plus.
Salary Grade: 13
Northeastern has partnered with the executive search firm, MICA Consulting Group for this position. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, sample of digital campaigns and salary requirements to: Matt Gill, Managing Director MICA Consulting Group: [email protected] Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.