Creative Director

Nashville, TN

Summary 

At Advent, we create experiences that move people and we’re hoping that can include you, as our Creative Director. Leading a team of thinkers and doers, the right Creative Director will bring a mix of design expertise and business understanding to the position.  We’re looking for an experienced manager of people, someone who can: 

  1. Reinforce the creative vision set by the exec team for the creative team.  

  2. Manage, grow, and make scalable the firm’s creative team and resources while taking our creativity to a new level as we continue to grow. 

The ideal candidate will balance creativity and business skills with:

  • A Dynamic view  for creativity and design that utilizes spatial design, digital, and the ability to take written story and translate that into visual solutions.

  • a drive to inspire dynamic ideas that connect with all types of audiences 

  • a strong business acumen for managing budgets, hitting deadlines, and meeting company objectives.

Key Skills

  • Communication

  • Ideation (sketching, mood boards, storyboards, etc.)

  • Tactile experience in visual merchandising and/or set design

  • Creative network to pull talent from as needed including contract talent

  • Leadership/Management experience with creatives 

Responsibilities

  • Manage the scalability of the team using contractors and freelancers; using your own network is a plus

  • Work with VP of Client Experience to ensure effectiveness and margins for projects are met

  • Lead/mentor/manage creative team to ensure project delivery and client satisfaction

    • Lead creative exercises

    • Lead creative direction on business development opportunities (RFPs, Spec-work, etc.)

    • Develop the team’s presentation skills to present our work uniquely to connect to win

  • Set level of accountability for the team that balances the creative need with the need to manage project budgets, timelines and overall client expectations

  • Ability to clearly communicate and deliver on the strategic creative direction on various projects 

  • Hold team accountable and provide timely and actionable feedback

  • Inspire the team (training, inspirational speakers, case studies)

  • Limited travel, as required for presentations and design meetings

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in the art-related field or equivalent visual design experience required

  • A portfolio that demonstrates your ability to solve problems creatively 

  • 7 to 10 years of professional experience with 5+ years managing creative teams

  • Ability to sketch and visually communicate ideas, etc. 

  • Intermediate graphic design skills; Advanced leadership graphic design skills

  • Background in visual merchandising and/or set design 

  • Advanced Strategic thinking/consulting

  • Demonstrated success in budgeting and feasibility assessment

  • Basic understanding of UI/UX design

  • Self-Starter/driven that is in agreement with Advent’s core values, strategy, and executive goals

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to evaluate, critique and make judgment calls on design

  • Advanced communication skills, both verbally and in writing, are a priority

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently towards goals in a complex, diverse environment that requires adaptability to changing demands

  • Ability to manifest design ideas in a tactile nature with an outside the box approach 

  • Ability to demonstrate the embodiment of Advent Core Values

  • Knowledge of the sports industry

  • Proven ability to successfully lead creative teams to hit creative and financial metrics 

Working Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.

  • Primarily office-based work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, sits or stands

  • Close visual acuity to perform activities at distances close to the eye

  • Subject to activities that occur inside and outside, heat and noise

  • When working in the office, not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

  • Position will be Nashville, TN based

By nature, this job description cannot be exhaustive: additional responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements and working conditions may be associated with this job.

Advent, LLC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.