Boston University's Marketing & Communications division is seeking a Creative Director to lead the print design and photography units of Boston University's internal design agency and shapes the brand by providing leadership and direction for high-quality content, design, and visual communication in alignment with the vision of the Boston University brand. The Creative Director, reporting to the Vice President of Marketing & Creative Services, is responsible for the design of the University's most important print publications and delivers ideas that enhance the University's reputation and increases its profile and manages the strategy and execution of graphic design and content marketing for major academic and business units across campus to ensure quality and brand standards are met from initial concepts through completed projects. This position has extensive scope throughout many high-visibility areas of the University. The Creative Director is responsible for researching emerging trends in design and establishing high-quality standards throughout the University.
B.A. /B.S., Masters degree preferred, five to eight years of experience leading marketing and design in an agency environment. Demonstrated creative ability and communication skills with an outstanding portfolio of print design. Experience overseeing and directing the work of designers, writers, photographers, and other team members. Personnel management skills, including the recruiting of talent and fostering of a highly productive studio culture essential. Superb time management and project management skills. Innovative and creative thinking with the ability to take the lead in developing visual design excellence in print publications. Outstanding attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Requires flexibility and adaptability to new technology in a changing environment. Requires ability to prioritize multiple projects. Ability to work well under pressure and on high visibility projects. Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign expertise required. Digital workflow such as InCopy experience a plus. May require work outside normal business hours.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 8996
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