Associate Creative Director, Design, WW Marcom
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Marcom is Apple's Global Marketing Communications group! We lead
all of Apple's advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless
development and execution of world-class communications. In the
role of Associate Creative Director, you empower a team of
world-class art directors and designers to create concepts across
all mediums for products, product launches and campaigns. You have
a deep love of Apple and Apple products, and you will direct work
that captivates both current and potential customers for one of the
most beloved brands.
We're looking for an Associate Creative Director that will be an
integral leader of the team, with the responsibility of leading the
development of innovative and compelling creative. You will craft
clear, inspiring, and alluring on-device storytelling for our
products-from conceptualization to delivery.
12+ years of design, art direction and motion graphics experience
with at least 3 years of leadership experience. Expert ability to
foster a team toward developing innovative work across a broad
range of media. You're naturally curious and have an awareness
toward the evolving landscape of available tools, technologies,
resources, and trends.
You're well apt in traditional graphic design, branding,
photography, CGI and art direction as it pertains to print,
digital, and motion. Excellent design and conceptual skills
accompanied by the ability to guide and evaluate, and if necessary,
redirect creative development.
We are looking for a motivated and driven Art Director that can
naturally guide a team to tackle complex problems with simple
solutions. We desire a strong communicator with persuasive
presentation skills. Someone who is able to articulate ideas in a
clear manner, encourage healthy debate, and accept directional
feedback. Our candidate also exhibits sound organizational skills
that promote collaboration.
You should have in-depth knowledge of the creative development
process, including efficiently staffing projects, providing timely
and effective feedback to improve creative solutions, and producing
work on schedule. Ideally you can balance leading projects, other
teams, vendors, freelancers, and photographers.
Excellent skills with design software, primarily the Adobe Creative
Suite. 3D Software knowledge is a huge plus.
You're an influential leader that drives our group toward results -
brainstorming, coordinating, and collaborating frequently in order
to bring Apple's key elements of design to life. You dream of
working in a creative and dynamic environment and embrace the
opportunity to continuously enhance the brand. Possess an eye for
aesthetic and know how to create a powerful story through the work.
You'll lead the successful creation and production of screen
content assets, following creative direction, product briefs, and
driving long-term screen content strategies that move the Apple
brand forward. Having a macro and micro mentality will be key.
Guidance of the team towards excellent design in accordance with
project constraints and parameters. Creation of persuasive
presentations to executive staff members.
The ACD will partner closely and cross-functionally with Human
Interface Design, Interactive, Brand and Production teams.
Knowledgeable about the latest Apple OS systems, Apple Software
programs, and UI elements, along with the apps and other
inspiration to keep content fresh. You will use your experience and
intuition to help the team navigate ambiguity. With skillful
communication, you will debate and prioritize input from different
functional groups and executives. Knowing how to quickly react to
new information, opinions, and direction and understanding when to
strategically pivot is critical. You'll build content that reflects
Apple's values, and that is culturally relevant. Provide thoughtful
guidance to your creative staff with attention to detail on career
pathing, mentorship, and guidance is a lasting attribute!
Education & Experience
BA or BFA degree in Graphic Design, Motion Graphics or a related
- Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to
inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer
employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants,
including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals
with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against
applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their
compensation or that of other applicants. We will ensure that
individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation
to participate in the job application or interview process, to
perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and
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