Creative Services Lead

ZS Associates
  • Delhi
  • Confidential
  • 10-12 years
  • 09 Jun 2015

  • Creative

  • Management Consulting
Job Description

Key responsibilities include:
* Manages the day-to-day operations of the Creative Services team
* Balances workloads to ensure client needs and strategic objectives are met
* Recruits new design staff where necessary
* Provides highly creative design and artwork support services including, but not limited to, presentations, sales collateral, info-graphics, website banners, thought leadership collateral (including videos), tradeshow materials, etc.
* Transforms complex communication concepts into elegant visual solutions while synthesizing direction from many key stakeholders
* Provides subject matter expertise to employees on all things relating to the brand standards and educates teams and internal clients on the visual communication design and production process
* Collaborates with the firm's Art Director to assist with the development and execution of the overall design strategy for the ZS brand
* Maintains oversight of the design teams output to ensure corporate brand standards are accurately and consistently implemented
* Continually assesses the performance of graphic designers and provides ongoing constructive feedback as part of ZS's robust performance management process so that individual contributors can grow and excel in their job
* Provides regular updates to the Art Director with regards to metrics, hiring, training needs, scheduling, budgeting, process, quality and other relevant issues pertaining to the Creative Services team
* Sources high quality photography and manages digital assets that support the creative development of engaging visual communications
* Procures and oversees external creative vendors to ensure quality and deliverables are in line with expectations
* Provides internal clients with competitive pricing when contracting with external partners on special projects
* Stays abreast of current design trends and technologies and continually shares knowledge with the team
* Manages the design, artwork and print procurement workflow process from start to finish
* Proactively works with internal clients to ensure project deliverables and creative expectations stay on track
* Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or a related field
* At least 10 years design experience in marketing, corporate communications or creative agency environments; with at least 3 years of budget, workflow and design staff management experience
* Experience developing creative design and artwork solutions for high profile global brands a plus
* Expertise in the following applications required: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Microsoft Word and PowerPoint,
* Experience working in Dreamweaver, Flash and After Effects a plus
* Must be able to articulate rationale behind creative design decisions to internal stakeholder's at all levels of the organization
* Must possess an outstanding portfolio of branded work showcasing clean, contemporary and functional applications of typography, layout, composition, color and photography across print, presentations and web communication channels
* Proven experience applying, consulting and interpreting corporate brand standards
* Must possess a customer centric and service orientated attitude
* Digital photographic experience a plus
* Must have an expert knowledge of file preparation, asset management and print production processes
* Must be a creative, conceptual and strategic thinker
* Exceptional oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure managing high volumes of work within a deadline driven environment
* Excellent project and time management, and organizational skills essential
* Self--starter with a strong work ethic, exceptional attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills
* Experience working in Apple Mac and P.C. computer environments as well as company wide mainframes

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