Reporting to the Creative Director, the Creative Manager is responsible for project managing the Academy's branding and design projects.
Supervise in-house design team's progress on a daily basis, ensuring creative deliverables stay in line with brief, brand identity, intent and purpose, and on schedule.
Receive requests for creative materials from all departments in the company.
Brief Creative Director on all requests received.
Determine resources required and propose project timelines.
Brainstorm best approaches and creative solutions to project requests.
Supervise the collection and organization of all project specifications, approved copy, assets, including reference and inspiration.
Ensure designers are briefed on projects, either independently or with Creative Director.
Organize project kick-off, check-in, post-mortem, and brainstorm meetings as necessary.
Monitor creative hours spent and update Creative Director when projects are trending over budget.
Route creative materials for approvals within the department and throughout the organization.
Deliver final approved creative at correct specs and per established schedules to those departments requesting materials.
Coordinate with print and promotional item vendors to test and produce materials. Relay specifications to designers and costs to the departments requesting materials.
Ensure departmental alignment by being the conduit between corporate communications, e-commerce, social media, and everything in-between.
Bachelor degree in film, design, marketing, communications, project management or related field.
5+ years of creative agency or in-house creative department experience.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and the ability to make changes to existing artwork as needed.
Excellent problem-solving skills with the proven ability to meet deadlines while juggling multiple projects in a faced-paced environment.
Strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to work independently or with a team while displaying a professional work ethic.
Must be a movie fan with passion, curiosity, and passion.