Creative Director

Creative Director

A Creative Director oversees the creative direction and production of assets from their team. They oversee a team of creatives, organize brainstorming sessions, and meet and engage with clients daily to understand their needs. Creating such things as website layouts, ads, presentation decks, and logos.


What they love about their jobs

Creative professionals talk about their favorite parts of their day.

Tamryn Kerr
“I love working with a range of talented people who think completely differently and whose perspectives lead to fresh, innovative work.”
Tamryn Kerr
Creative Director at YouTube
Maggie Fischer
“I love to find and tell stories that deserve the spotlight.”
Maggie Fischer
Creative Director at Semafor
Aaron Sanchez
“I get to teach, not just design.”
Aaron Sanchez
Creative Director at LinkedIn
Lucas Carmona
“Working with amazingly creative people.”
Lucas Carmona
Creative Director at Brainrider
Kelin Welborn
“I love being able to tell complex stories using visual mediums and connecting people to the brands and organizations that matter in their lives.”
Kelin Welborn
Creative Director at Self Employed
Tony Siminerio
“Advertising is an outlet for my natural instinct to solve problems. I see the world through 'how could things could be better than they currently are?'.”
Tony Siminerio
Creative Director
Mira Crisp
“I love helping creative souls reach their highest potential.”
Mira Crisp
Creative Director at Vanguard
Cheryl Pearl
“I get to work with an incredible team of artists, helping them develop their skills while being amazed at the work they do every day.”
Cheryl Pearl
Creative Director at Extreme Networks

Where this is needed

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Film
Credits roll for ten minutes because it takes thousands of creative people to make the movies and shows you love, from concepting to the storytelling and actual production, every creative job you can imagine exists in this industry.
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Fashion
Style is always evolving, and the industry doesn’t just need apparel and footwear designers. Magazine editors, writers, photoshoot producers, and many more roles are in demand.
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Gaming
A massively growing industry that needs creatives of all kinds not only to build games, but to plan the characters, create the campaigns, and envision what’s next.
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Beauty
Beauty and cosmetics live and breathe branding, and the industry needs creative leaders to make interesting, distinctive designs, campaigns and identities that connect with a wide range of customers.
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Marketing
The key to marketing is clear and persuasive storytelling, and that means writing, design, digital experiences, photography and a lot more that goes into bringing a brand’s value to its customers convincingly.
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Sports
From broadcasting competitions to running individual teams and leagues, the sports industry is massive and becoming more global. Every kind of creative jobs exists here to amplify the incredible stories of athletes, teams and their fans.
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Automotive
The automotive industry is in a renaissance of electrification and design, demanding creative approaches to redefining for the public concepts like performance, fuel, and the America ideal of the open road.

Skills to thrive in this field

Creative Vision
Innovative thinking, developing new and exciting ideas for brands, matching the tone and messaging of the companies
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Project Management
Provide direction, and feedback to multiple teams and projects. Ensuring the projects are on time and within budget
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Communication
Effectively discuss ideas, plan, educate the team, inspire and share project updates with the team and clients
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Graphic Design
Designing and creating assets for clients and brands. Knowledge of digital tools, art and design, layouts, and visual hierarchy

Commonly used tools

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
Vector graphics design software
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
For editing photos and creating design layouts
Figma
Figma
A cloud-based collaborative design platform
Sketch
Sketch
Graphic design tool to help create vector graphics
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
Timeline-based video editing software works on both PC and Macs
Slack
Slack
A communication platform for teams that enables real-time messaging, file sharing, and collaboration
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