Creative Director

Up to 100K Base

Interested? Email jeff@havensgroupkc.com or Kelsey@havensgroupkc.com and please attach your resume. 

 

Our client is an established KC company providing event and branding management services to known national sports non-profit organizations, including facilitating big-donor contributions. They seek a Creative Director to oversee the branding, positioning, messaging, and visual design and its related properties, clients, and projects. This position will provide conceptual ideation, creative direction, and lead designer for all brand assets. Will work within a collaborative team atmosphere in building a design plan and timeline for each project. Design elements include, but are not limited to, marketing collateral, print materials, websites, digital design elements, social, event design (both in-person and virtual), presentations, templates, advertising campaigns, video graphics, and animation.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position will serve as our client's business's chief design expert across the sports sector (PSM) and donor experiences sector (PDS). While graphic design is the primary focus, the role also includes general creative direction and input into various aspects of our operation.

  • Work with team members overseeing events, properties, communications, sponsorship activation, and hospitality in design assignments as required by each area, from initial concept through completion.

  • Create all designed content for the company website(s) and websites and landing pages created and maintained for clients, events and projects.

  • Handle all design work associated with company-managed events, including the development of overall theme art, print materials (invitations, tickets, event program, etc.), marketing materials, digital graphics, still and motion video graphics, stage backdrops, event signage, and partner/sponsor integrations.

  • The creative director will also work with the event director to develop the event site's layout, design, and décor.

  • Create all design elements and visual direction for live-stream events.

  • Support all design needs of Premier's sponsorship activation work with corporate clients, including sponsor activation elements and promotional/advertising imagery.

  • Create logos and brand standards for Premier-managed events and projects.

  • Produce still and motion graphics for digital and social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to tell stories and compelling features.

  • Assist in video projects, specifically providing creative direction and design features such as billboards, lower thirds, and integrating graphic images.

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining the creative calendar to guide production timelines and scheduling.

  • Oversee printing firm to coordinate specs, bids, and delivery; inspect proofs for accuracy.

  • Assist Premier staff in developing visual presentations (e.g., PowerPoint, Keynote).

  • Coordinate library of all visual assets for Premier's brand and all client projects.

  • Recruit and manage any freelance contract designers or interns.

  • Take ownership of developing and protecting the company's branding, adherence to its brand standards, and quality control to maintain a strong design reputation.

  • Participate in client meetings and internal planning and ideation meetings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of experience in graphic design and creative direction

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite Apps, specifically: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects

  • Knowledge of video editing software such as Premiere and Final Cut is a plus.

  • Strong knowledge and skill in typography, color theory, current trends, and best practices.

  • Photography and photo editing experience are desired but not mandatory.

  • Highly organized within a system that meets deadlines.

  • Works cohesively in a team environment of project development and delivery.

  • Thrives in helping achieve outcomes that exceed goals and expectations.

  • Places high importance on personal character and moral values.

  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.