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Intentional Futures is a modern consultancy that works with visionaries and realists to bring the future a little closer. We are a tight-knit team of curious, creative, analytical people committed to revealing insightful truths, bringing clarity to the complex, and developing novel ways to tackle tough problems. At any given time we’re working on 15-20 complex, ground-breaking projects; this requires a wide range of skills, expertise, and ideas, and a huge amount of collaboration. And we’re growing...

 

Job Summary

We are looking to increase our capacity and the impact of our work by adding a second experienced Creative Director to our leadership team. Together with our our current CD, you will lead our design team and drive creative work across half of our portfolio.

At iF, we fall in love with the problem and flexibly pursue the best way to address it. This means that every engagement involves thorough research, blue sky thinking, and rigorous process to come to the most imaginative and simple solution that will drive the greatest impact.

Successful Creative Directors at iF inspire creativity, strategic thinking by colleagues and clients, and are ultimately responsible for the conception, design and creative execution of our work.  You will need to be a gifted collaborator who develops new business, scopes projects, excites clients about what creativity makes possible, and then guides teams to deliver their best work. The Creative Director is a natural storyteller, has a keen eye, and a forward-looking aesthetic.

A Creative Director at iF sets the quality bar for the team, bringing understanding and experience of design strategy, UX, product design, visual design, and storytelling. The Creative Director will also mentor, guide, and manage a growing design team. This is a critical role at iF, as our work centers on the integration of strategy and design. This position reports to the Managing Partner.

We welcome non-traditional paths into your current career: iF is full of people with unique backgrounds and experiences.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide creative leadership, vision, and inspiration to designers
  • Act as top creative contact and problem-solver for key clients
  • Play a lead role in attracting new clients and winning new work
  • Lead teams of designers at the day-to-day level
  • Recruit, grow, and maintain great design talent  
  • Assign work to teams and coordinate with resource manager
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Create and manage multiple projects from concept to execution
  • Inspire clients to take smart risks and convince them of the impact design can have for their business
  • Present design work to clients in a compelling and understandable way
  • Recruit and manage external design vendors
  • Manage timelines and budgets of both internal and external projects
  • Keep up with design and industry latest trends and new technologies
  • Help set the strategic direction of the company

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • BFA, BA/BS or higher
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in design management roles, at least 2 of which as a creative director, preferably in an agency or consultancy setting
  • Established network of design talent eager to work with you
  • Demonstrated portfolio of creative UX and design work by teams under your direction
  • Exemplary leadership and management skills
  • Proven ability to partner with staff and clients up to and including C-level
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Leading sense of design and copy standards

 

Intentional Futures supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

IF offers a benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits, parental leave, and adoption leave.

If you enjoy the endless pursuit of the unknown, apply today.

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