Creative Director
Finger Food Studios
Calgary, AB
If you are a talented Creative Director, this might be the coolest new job you see this year. Really. We’re a fast moving, energetic technology company, building superb products for a range of clients like Lululemon, Enbridge and Microsoft, just to mention a few.

As the Creative Director at Finger Food, you will combine your outstanding hands-on design skills with a proven ability to motivate your team to deliver remarkable work. We will expect you to develop ground-breaking creative concepts and demonstrate intuitive problem-solving skills, while overseeing project design all the way through execution.

You will be jumping into projects with a selection of great clients, and also work seamlessly across internal teams to deliver superb results. You will help lead the collaborative efforts of the project’s creative on AR/VR, mobile and multi-platform projects, driving teams to massively over-deliver, every time.

You’re passionate about creating products that will change the way the world works, and be part of a bigger team, known for continually exceeding client expectations.

Occasional travel to client sites (including some international travel) may be required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage day-to-day operations of a design team, including setting priorities, assigning resources, and ensuring project goals are achieved
Oversee and provide daily management of the creative output of your team, including guiding design direction, interaction, and methodology
Monitor and drive an ideal balance in the available skills and personality of the team towards the needs of our customers
Monitor and drive the team to utilize the best and latest methods and tools to be competitive
Help develop the culture and mindset of ownership and ensure they are inventive, focused, and open
Manage the performance and mentor the careers of your direct reports
Take a creative leadership role in at least one top-tier client
Participate in the creative role of new business pitches, proposal development, and project initiation
Be hands-on in the design of AR/VR, mobile and multi-platform projects
Oversee simultaneous projects from inception to completion, reviewing project plans, designs, and deliverables
Identify and implement process improvements to meet project and team needs
Participate in recruiting and hiring digital designers
Promote a culture of innovation and teamwork
Establish and nurture good client working relationships
Participate in new business development activities
QUALIFICATIONS

At least 8 years professional digital design experience
A diploma or degree in creative art/design or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong leadership and people management skills
Proven ability to mentor and develop skills in junior and intermediate digital designers
Strong knowledge of design process and project management
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
Communicate effectively in small and large groups at all levels of a client organization
Ability to negotiate and coordinate across disciplines
No restrictions on travelling internationally
TO APPLY

Please submit your Resume, Cover Letter, and Portfolio
Only candidates who have submitted a link to their portfolio will be considered
All candidates must be willing and able to work onsite
Please ensure that you are eligible to work in Canada prior to sending your application
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, regret to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.