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You are a shining beacon of creative leadership and guidance. You have a deep understanding and appreciation for conceptual thinking alongside a willingness to explore new ideas as they relate to creating branded media—long form, short form and everything in-between.
You have a background in art direction, 8+ years of experience in the industry (some as an ACD/CD) and a banging portfolio to back it up. You know and appreciate the work it takes to arrive at a truly good idea. You wear multiple hats, juggle projects and thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment. You are a maker at your core and still thrive being hands-on and leading by example. Your design skills and art for detail are unparalleled.
You push your team to arrive at the best creative solutions—solutions that are as strategic as they are creative. You possess strong communication skills, are comfortable leading in a team environment, and you also know how to work well with others. You have experience in overseeing and giving direction to the other cross-disciplinary members of your team—all in service of the work. You can sell your ideas to the client because you are a presenting champ.
As a ACD/CD at Firstborn, you will be responsible for the creative direction of a given assignment, as well as coming up with novel and innovative creative solutions. You will work on multiple projects at a time, help grow new and existing talent, and come up with your own ideas that will serve our clients needs—and you will oversee the production of the assignment from concept to execution.
This role will be dedicated to one of our top clients (who creates industry leading fitness products) for at least the first 6-12 months. May work on new business and other clients as needed, but likely in a limited capacity.

Key Duties

  • Support the efforts of and give direction to the art direction, copywriting, development, motion, 3D and live action teams
  • Oversee and guide strategy and creative solutions for several, simultaneous projects
  • Oversee creation of art, digital assets and campaign media as needed
  • Partner with Production to advise on timelines and deliverables
  • Direct client communication and sell/present work for the team
  • Guide the look, feel and tone for entire campaigns, including but not limited to websites, ads, social media, interactive presentations, microsites, etc
  • Other conceptual and art deliverables as needed

Must Haves

  • Able to pitch, present/position creative concepts and sell through ideas to clients
  • You know what’s going on in the industry—and strive to top it
  • Know great design and how to get it out of the team
  • Conceptual thinker with a deep appreciation of what it takes to come up with a great idea
  • Good storytelling ability and an appreciation for your audience
  • An understanding of what it takes to position work—and then sell it through
  • A desire to shape and help define the creative culture of the agency
  • An understanding and appreciation of concepts, words and design
  • On-set experience working with directors and an understanding of the different aspects of post-production
  • Be good at growing others. Know what it takes to help creatives build on their existing skill sets, and help them develop new ones. Be a mentor and role model

Firstborn offers an excellent compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive salary (compensation will be based on experience)
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • We also offer Vision, Short-term disability, and life insurance at no cost
  • 401K
  • Pleasant, enthusiastic, fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do