Creative Director

Knoxville, Tennessee | Full-time | Partially remote


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Designsensory is a leading branding, marketing and digital agency. We combine strategy, content, design and technology to help organizations holistically solve business challenges with memorable branding, marketing and advertising. Our human-centered, award-winning work has helped build and grow brands since 2001.

Designsensory is looking for someone who can work both independently and collaboratively on campaigns. This individual is able to problem solve while staying mindful of our clients’ goals and balancing that with our dedication to craft.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
Job Responsibilities
  • Lead and review the work of the creative teams on your assigned accounts; across digital, print, video and web
  • Spearhead and manage strategy for both small and large projects, harnessing branding, copy, art, and technology
  • Collaborate with strategy and other departments in developing marketing plans, analyzing results, and identifying opportunities
  • Develop creative campaigns that translate objectives across business units into clear and motivating creative strategies
  • Analyze market trends, consumer needs, and the competitor landscape and craft actionable creative solutions
  • Based on accounts/projects, lead a team of graphic designers and copywriters in the strategic development of deliverables
  • Guide full account team toward strategic and brand direction
  • Prioritize work and resources across engagements, based on short- and long-term needs, and guide schedules by collaborating with designers, copywriters, and production
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with creative team, maintaining strategic thinking to develop innovative and actionable initiatives within budget
  • Review and approve content developed by the team, ensuring that deliverables address goals and challenges
  • Produce fresh, innovative work that translates complex ideas into compelling print materials and digital experiences for sophisticated audiences
  • Create, collaborate on, and oversee final concepts, as well as present work to clients; address feedback and approval

The ideal applicant must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills and be dependable, responsible and professional in manner and appearance. The ideal applicant is organized, detail-oriented, highly motivated and possesses an ability to work under pressure.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Ten years of experience in a design or copy-intensive role, with at least 1 years as a Creative Director in an agency or corporate setting
  • Design or art direction experience preferred; Copy background must display top-level visual acumen
  • Experience in creating creative/advertising campaigns — from developing the vision and messaging platform to overseeing production on time and within budget
  • Experience in creating integrated content across all marketing channels: digital, social media, paid media, mobile, offline, and print
  • Proven ability to develop successful integrated concepts
  • Proficiency in leading a team of diverse, talented creatives
  • Strong creative vision, with an eye on business objectives

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in marketing or business
  • Experience in project management, with a focus on creative direction

$100,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year

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