The Associate Creative Director (ACD) is a spirited, creative powerhouse responsible for driving the creative process for project campaigns, activations and pitches across both digital and physical experiential marketing work. In addition to guiding the creative vision, the ACD is responsible for performing excellent, self-driven strategy work (research, insight development, copywriting, KPI planning), leading brainstorms and ideation sessions, planning creative deliverables, and ultimately crafting and executing thoughtful and comprehensive attendee journeys / user experiences. The ACD also collaborates closely with supporting strategists and provides top-notch art direction to a range of designers (2D, 3D, motion, UX/UI, etc.). The ACD coordinates with internal Account, Production and Technology partners on projects to ensure creative work meets the brief and project parameters (timeline, budget, etc.) while pushing for creative excellence across every opportunity. Working closely with Creative Leadership (ECD, CDs, Senior Creative Resource Manager), the ACD also helps drive key client relationships and continually seeks to understand how their projects fit in the ecosystem of OBE, elevating the work and supporting the Creative team every step of the way.


  • Leverage deeply rooted creative passion to come up with innovative solutions and give momentum to all projects. Apply strategy and design skills to elevate the work, inspire others and support the overarching creative output.
  • Attend client pitch and presentation meetings and actively participate in the presentation of the concepts, strategy, design and executional details for each client opportunity. Sell in big ideas that help evolve the work and yield excellent outcomes.
  • Supervise a range of creative talent to ensure solutions and execution are consistent with brief, meeting or exceeding brand goals.
  • Coordinate with outside resources, including freelancers, vendors, photographers, printers, fabricators, web developers, interactive technologists, and others as needed, for completion of the creative deliverables for each project.
  • Strive to continually elevate the creative work and foster creativity in all interactions with those inside and outside the Creative Department.
  • Ensure each creative idea and concept is designed to produce measurable results based on client objectives and goals.
  • Remain current with industry trends and techniques, striving for best-in-class output across all facets of ideation, strategy, art direction and beyond.
  • Collaborate with Strategy and Account teams to continuously create solutions that meet client and project objectives in an innovative and creative way.
  • Coordinate with Production and Technology to ensure approved creative deliverables are executed on a timely basis with consistency and high quality.



  • Bachelor’s degree in design, marketing, strategy, writing, or visual communications.


  • 5 -8 years industry/agency experience, preferably including experiential background.
  • Strong portfolio of creative work and concepts, including digital and experiential design for Fortune 500 brands.


  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding presentation skills and the ability to articulate strategic creative solutions to clients.
  • Ability to translate strategic vision into tangible project deliverables.
  • Strong work ethic with an ability to thrive in and enjoy a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to multi-task while coordinating multiple projects and resources.
  • Solid understanding of digital and interactive communications, including social media marketing, content strategy and multi-channel campaign execution.
  • Experience working on event installations, including onsite support of fabricated environments, interior design / styling / set design, signage installation, site mapping, etc. Preferred.
  • Ability to manage other creatives, either as direct reports, freelancers and/or mentees.
  • Excellent technical skills that include ability to manage docs and collaborate within Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, etc.), Keynote, Google Drive (Slides, Sheets, etc).
  • Proficiency in design applications is not required, but preferred, which could include Adobe CC essentials like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and/or 3D modeling software proficiency (Sketchup, AutoCAD, Cinema4D, Studio3DMax, etc)
  • Digital/interactive technologies (Figma, Adobe XD, HTML 5/CSS 3/PHP) a plus.
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time following CDC, federal, state and local guidelines. 

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