Chicago, Toronto

Creative Director (Visual, UI)

Creative Director (Visual, UI)

What we are looking for:

As our Creative Director, you’ll join and build a diversified team of creative talent to design, develop, and launch award winning work for our fortune 500 clients. You will help define our perspectives on the future of digital and physical brand experiences, staying abreast of consumer and market trends, speaking publicly and to clients. You will work as a creative leader, inventing, inspiring, and crafting compelling stories, exploring the intersection of creative and technology. You'll be leading brands to create new and interesting ways of connecting to their consumers and leveraging the deep potential of technology to deliver more effective and engaging, insights driven experiences.  

Along with high level vision, you’ll still be connected to the work and at heart, a maker. You’ll be able to roll up your sleeves to guide, mentor, and help build high-performing teams that bring to life best-in-class consumer experiences, ranging from websites and apps to social, marketplace, physical/digital, and emerging experiences.

We’re looking for a collaborative team player who will also be a central component of the future of our business. In this role, you will be responsible for elevating the work with our most exciting clients in the Toronto & Chicago offices, and with colleagues and teams across the global network. As the Creative Director in this region, you will report to the VP, Experience, while collaborating with the Strategy Director, UX Director, and Front End Director. You will also have opportunities to collaborate across regions with other Creative Leaders from New York, San Diego, Montreal and around the globe! This is a highly visible role, with opportunities for public speaking, thought leadership, and partnering directly with client executives and with regional leadership. 

Before we continue to dive into the requirements for the role let’s talk about Why you should join Valtech?

Flexibility: We trust in the expertise, skills, and actions of our colleagues. That’s why we provide a flexible work schedule that supports work/life balance.

Career Advancement: We offer a career, not just a job. We invest in the personal and professional growth of every employee because we believe growth leads to both business impact and personal fulfillment.

Learning and Development: We foster a culture that encourages and promotes professional growth and development, with continuous learning through our in house LMS (Ask us about the Academy)

Back to the role:

What you will do:

  • Provide thought leadership, strategic vision, and direction that drives and delivers award winning and impactful work 
  • Build, manage and maintain a team of creatives that delivers on world class creative 
  • Provide strong leadership with the ability to set and prioritize goals and be a coach and a player 
  • Shape high-level design briefs and provide on-brand creative direction and orchestration throughout the life of a project 
  • Inspire, support, and encourage the Creative team through constructive feedback and frequent planned communications 
  • Build and sustain effective working relationships internally and externally 
  • Stay current with recent design methodologies, trends, and techniques. Proactively search for and recommend new best practices 
  • Collaborate as leadership to participate in sales pitches, scoping and securing new business that helps shape and build an amazing portfolio of brands  

What you should have:

  • 10+ years’ experience in digital design at a senior level or higher, preferably in an agency, larger studio, or advertising environment 
  • Strong and proven leadership skills, ability to project confidence with everything from team building, mentoring, and guiding large groups of creative talent 
  • Experience building and improving the performance of existing teams — integrating pure creative and visual design teams with integrated product, technology, analytics, and development teams. Is comfortable working with cross discipline teams
  • Proven experience developing and owning thought leadership, including marketing perspectives and public speaking. Able to operate both as a leader of client relationships and a leader of pitches
  • Desire to be a hands-on creative who is willing to get their hands dirty 
  • Master communication skills. You know how to get your point across with a passion and enthusiasm that motivates colleagues to innovate. You can present and gracefully defend great work 
  • Ability to thrive under pressure, able to thrive under crazy deadlines, juggling multiple projects and deliver to dozens of stakeholders  
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term needs, timelines, budgets, and availability changes. Someone who can roll with it and has a solutions-based mindset 
  • Passion for innovation, creativity, partnership, and storytelling plus an understanding of how well-executed design supports business imperatives 

Here’s a little about us:

Valtech is a global digital agency that focuses on business transformation for our clients. Founded in 1993, Valtech has established itself as one of the largest independent global agency groups with more than 3.000 exceptional individuals operating out of 40+ offices in 15 countries. We work with some of the world’s best-known brands from travel to retail, connected experiences to automotive and we’re now ready to bring on even more talented colleagues to join us.

We believe diversity is essential to creating the best digital products & experiences. Valtech is committed to providing and maintaining a work environment where all employees and candidates are treated with dignity and respect and that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

So, if you are looking for your next challenge? Then this is your chance to join our team of exceptionally talented, creative and innovative professionals working with composable Best-of-Breed technology platforms within the large-scale digital experience and e-commerce business area.