Associate Creative Director

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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.  

 

 

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Location

We’re located in the Loop, across the street from the Lyric Opera House and the Chicago River and just steps from the L and both Metra stations.

What are Rightpoint Perks + Benefits

Rightpoint Benefits Overview

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 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Compassion Crew (Volunteer Group) Green Team (Eco-Friendly Group_ ERGs (PoC, Womxn, Parents)
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Rightpoint employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10,00 monthly maximum payout for Long-Term, and $1,500 per week for Short-Term.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Rightpoint provides life insurance is equal to 1x times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Rightpoint provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan
Performance Bonus
Rightpoint has an annual performance bonus plan.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Rightpoint provides backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and also provide 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker. This is in addition to other benefits that layer on top of these.
Flexible Work Schedule
Rightpoint provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Work remotely, typically 1-2 days per week. Team members remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Rightpoint sponsors family oriented events periodically throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Rightpoint offers a Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy which operates on the “honor system.” The policy is intended to provide team members with more flexibility to manage work schedules and personal
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Rightpoint has a Flexible Time Off Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Rightpoint offers pre-tax commuter and parking benefits for all team members.
Company Outings
Rightpoint hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Rightpoint has a very well stocked pantry with deliveries from Peapod 2x per week. We also have Cold Brew, Kombucha, and Beer on Tap
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted regularly throughout the year
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Rightpoint offers support for ongoing training and support for job training and conferences.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Rightpoint hosts lunch and learn meetings regularly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Rightpoint's mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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