Associate Creative Director

Design & Experience Greater Detroit Metro, Michigan


Description

Rightpoint, a Genpact company, is the digital consultancy with technology at its core. We design and engineer end-to-end experiences that help our clients succeed at the speed of innovation. Rightpoint serves more than 250 Fortune 1000 companies. We've partnered with brands like 3M, Sanofi, Azek, Chamberlain, Grant Thornton, Six Flags, Johnson Controls, Aon, B&H, and Abbott, just to name a few. Rightpoint has 500 employees across 10 offices. Check out our Sizzle Reel showcasing some of our latest work here. For more information, visit rightpoint.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

Job Description

We are looking for a talented Associate Creative Director to join our Detroit office. If you love to be the central leader of an interdisciplinary creative team then we would love to talk to you. Associate Creative Directors at Rightpoint are project owners, team leaders and masters of digital craft. They push teams and their project to new heights. They are risk takers and creative innovators. They can spot issues before they turn into problems and collaboratively work with clients at all levels.  

If you would like to surround yourself with people that share the same passion for design and exploration, please see how you align with the needs listed below. 

What you need to have: 

  • An amazing online portfolio that showcases multiple types of projects and solutions across accounts 
  • Strategic vision and a true mastery for unravelling complex problems and driving teams to their solution 
  • Strong client management skills and business development experience 
  • Design process knowledge from the beginning of strategy all the way through implementation 
  • Ability to prototype just about anything 
  • Advanced research methodologies and analysis 
  • Agency experience 
  • Ability to be a true partner with clients 
  • Understanding of holistic design processes 
  • Rock solid presentation skills that establish trust with clients and teammates 
  • Advanced research methodologies and analysis 
  • A burning passion for extracting the beauty out of a complex problem 
  • A great online portfolio that showcases multiple types of projects and solutions that you have had direct work within and can explicitly demonstrate your contributions  
  • 8-12 years of professional experience in a design or creative field 
  • A tireless desire to learn driven by curiosity 
  • A great collaborative attitude 
  • A pixel-perfect design sensibility  
  • Tight typography chops 
  • Demonstrated ability to use grid systems and apply design best practices 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks 
  • Mastery in the Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch and Invision. 
  • Ability to prototype your ideas with fresh thinking 
  • Ability to clearly articulate your point of view utilizing visual storytelling 
  • A burning passion for art and science 
  • Design solutions that meet or exceed strategic objectives 
  • Create visual solutions 
  • Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other items to create innovative solutions that align with business and user needs 
  • Provide quality assurance on creative deliverables 
  • Communicate and succinctly articulate concept rationales 
  • Focused on contributing to an award-winning portfolio of work 
  • Articulate a vision and lead direction of creative for accounts and projects that’s informed by business needs and strategy 
  • Develop senior designers as thinkers, leaders, and innovators 
  • Elevate strategic thought and design processes within the Design Group and deliverables. 
  • Provide valuable team member development through leadership, meaningful feedback, timely criticism, and ongoing mentorship 
  • Foster an environment that embodies Rightpoint’s core values 
  • Help win new business and grow existing accounts through strategic leadership, nurturing client relationships, and delivering transformational work 
  • Create design briefs and resulting work to ensure the correct level of aspiration and accountability is maintained 
  • Nurture and support creative community-building efforts both internally and externally 
  • Help manage staffing and co-create project plans taking into account team strengths and growth opportunities 

It’s also great if you have: 

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent blend of education and experience 
  • 10+ years’ experience in a combination of both the Design and User Experience industries. 
  • At least 5 years in a leadership role in a Digital Agency Environment. 
  • Strong visual design skills with an expert level of understanding of modern tools and techniques 
  • Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills 
  • Superior communication, time-management, and client/relationship management skills 
  • Strong strategic thinking abilities and demonstrated success in leading teams in executing established strategies 
  • Experience in commerce or transactional digital experiences with large B2B clients preferred 
  • Must be a team player with a willingness to help and learn in order to foster an environment of team growth 
  • Additional design education such as certificates, workshops or internships 
  • A healthy collection of travel based life hacks 
  • Agency experience 
  • Motion Graphic capabilities  
  • Additional design education such as certificates, workshops or internships 
  • Basic understanding of front end development 
  • 2-3 years in a related field. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Who We Are 

Intrapreneurship is defined as creating from within, starting something from nothing. And it is at the heart of the people at Rightpoint. We are a values-led organization driven by innovation, rooted in technology and relentlessly curious. We’re a start-up at heart and we’re able to move quickly to build unique, innovative customer experiences that evolve the way our clients do business.  

Humble Brag 

  • Top Workplace Awards: Chicago Tribune – 5 Years!, Dallas Business Journal, Chicago Timmy Awards, and Crain’s Business Detroit 
  • Crain's Chicago Fast Fifty of “Fastest Growing Companies,” 4 Years! 
  • Best Charitable Organization/Non-Profit Website – Webby Awards 
  • Top Partners with Microsoft, Sitecore, and EpiServer 
  • Google Developers Certified Agency – 4 years running! 

Benefits and Perks at Rightpoint 

  • Flexible PTO 
  • Casual and open office environment 
  • Flexible Work Schedule 
  • Great insurance coverage and flexible spending accounts 
  • 401k with Company Matching 
  • Weekly Snack/Drink delivery 
  • Regular Cultural & Social Events including: Volunteering, Game Nights, Cultural and Diversity Spotlights, Happy Hours, Team Outings, Intramural Sports, etc. 
  • Bi-Weekly Catered Lunches 
  • Continuous Training, Certifications, and Learning Opportunities  

Our Commitment to You 

No matter who you  are, where you come from, who you love, what you believe, or what you geek out about, we bring people together to make great work. That's what makes us Rightpoint! 

 

EEO Statement: 

Rightpoint, a Genpact Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.