Creative Director of Design
Location: Toronto, ON
Commitment: Full Time
Art & Science is looking for a Creative Director of Design, reporting to the President of the firm.
What you will do:
All design work must come with a rationale that is connected to the strategic mandate of the assignment. Your leadership and direction will ensure that everything that comes out of the agency is well thought out and considered, and aligned to the assignment or brief.
Set the bar
You know what great looks like and aren’t satisfied until the team has delivered that. You are well-versed in the rules of Graphic Design and understand that brand is not limited to visual identity, but has applications that include environmental graphics, collateral, and experience design.
You will hire for and oversee design team that brings our client’s brands to life. This includes designers with diverse talents ranging from UX, to digital design, to brand identity and everything in between. You will interact with all other team leads through the development and execution of integrated branding and design assignments. You’ll work closely with the Strategy and Development teams and the ideas born out of your leadership will excite the Media and Advertising teams.
As a part of the leadership team, you will demonstrate what great people management looks like. You will develop talent and help identify skills and opportunities for creatives to push themselves, to the betterment of their career, our client’s business, and this agency. You are familiar with the time and effort it takes to be a great manager and embrace this as a key part of the role.
Arbiter of great
You know the difference between good and great, and can direct others to accomplish the latter. You have a book of work that demonstrates your unique way of thinking and can narrate the salient points of that work; what was the insight on which the work was based, how did the creative strategy achieve the client’s goals, and what were the outcomes and impact of the work.
You’re an interpreter of culture and naturally curious and stay abreast of nascent trends in technology, fashion, retail and consumer behaviour.
You have an uncanny ability to divine clarity from chaos, and make sense of disparate information to paint a picture and provide context in which creativity abounds.
You operate with empathy and consider it to be the one of the key strengths of great leadership. You listen more than you speak, but know when to lead from behind, or step out in front.
You know that different situations require different behaviours and can attenuate your approach based on the context of the moment. You draw from your own diverse experience to pull helpful insights forward based on that experience while recognizing there are many different ways to solve a problem.
Why work with us:
This is your opportunity to join an agency with a heart, and help realize the potential of what an agency called Art & Science can be. This is a place where the values of Diversity and Equity are a focus throughout the organization, and by our own rules must demonstrated through action.
In addition to a competitive compensation package, which includes a base salary of $140K – $150K and an executive-level comprehensive health benefits plan, you will start with four weeks of vacation, and have additional time off near summer long weekends and winter holidays. You will also experience generous leave programs, so you’re not using vacation if you’re sick and/or need to care for others. We also provide for professional development / education funding to each and every employee.
We have a downtown Toronto office, and welcome people to work in the office on a flexible basis. This role provides the opportunity to set the stage for great ideas and creativity, inspire the team, our clients and the market at large. You will have opportunities to work on and make some very very cool sh*t for a diverse range of brands, verticals and projects. If this piques your interest, we look forward to receiving your application.
Interested candidates are asked to use the link provided to access our job portal. Please include a link to your portfolio or campaign references.
Art & Science is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodations to job applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.