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Associate Creative Director

Happylucky

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 4, 2021.

Company Description
Happylucky is a creative agency with soul, fluent in work that shifts hearts, minds and culture. Our clientele may be global, but our vibe and roots are local.

At Happylucky we sweat, swear and laugh. Our work is multi-disciplinary including, but not limited to, brand strategy, advertising campaigns, retail engagement/installation, digital/social media, product launches, activations/events and video content.
Job Description
Happylucky is looking for an inspired and compassionate Associate Creative Director who is interested in leading multi-disciplinary teams, working on innovative projects in a highly collaborative capacity. The ideal candidate has created and concepted for work in both traditional and digital spaces, and takes an ego-less approach to leading and mentoring their team.

You are a proactive, conceptual leader on the creative team and you direct project teams to create powerful work that’s felt. You’re responsible for collaborating across account, strategy, creative, production design and project management to translate briefs into understandable, desirable and innovative communications. You’ll need a strong design background and a rich understanding of photography, videography, post-production processes, typography, color, retail, strategy, and brand positioning – as well as current industry, technology and cultural trends. The Associate Creative Director brings natural leadership and sharp decision-making skills to work every day, while cultivating an overall culture of inclusion, quality, excellence and fun. You’re responsible for keeping your team motivated, challenged, inspired, focused, passionate and excellent. This is a “hands-on” design and creative position as well as a management and mentorship one.

You must thrive on creative energy and work well in a fast-paced environment with team members across various locations and time zones.

You are a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, bringing a collaborative spirit and rich knowledge of creative to lead several projects at a time within the different phases of creative development.

Qualifications
10+ years of digital or traditional agency experience
Leadership skills and an collaborative approach to mentorship
Advocates for diversity, inclusion, and humanism through their work, approach, and leadership style
Portfolio must include a full  range of design styles & communication mediums including but not limited to video, event & activations, art direction & content creation, environmental & retails, etc.
Solid knowledge of the creative development process: you relish writing a good brief, you know how to give positive and constructive feedback and collaborate to produce best in class work
Dynamic presentation skills and client facing experience are a must
Practical knowledge of production processes, technologies, design & art theory
Periodic travel may be required, along with occasional weekend or evening work
Living/working in Los Angeles or Portland, OR is a plus
You know how to use a computer
Expert knowledge of adobe creative suite, google suite, etc.
A sense of humor!

Perks
Benefits package with 401(k) and profit sharing
Medical, dental and vision healthcare
Workplace flexibility + Work/Life balance
Yearly personal training and development funds
Employer-Paid Short-term Disability Insurance
Employer-Paid Life Insurance
Paid Parental Leave
Employee Assistance Program
11 paid holidays
Unlimited personal time off
Relocation fees/expenses are not included in compensation package
Happylucky is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity employer where we are committed to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive workspace regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We’re proud to create an environment that celebrates and embraces individuals that reflect the diversity of the world we live in.

Type: Full-time.

To apply, please e-mail your resume to hireme@happylucky.com .