Associate Creative Director

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Creative

Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is seeking an Associate Creative Director (ACD) of design for our thriving Microsoft B2B business. The ACD loves to geek out on solving B2B problems, with a proven track record of creating meaningful content and campaigns that help brands connect with other brands through engaging marketing across a broad spectrum of platforms—digital, social, video, audio, OOH, broadcast, and more. You’ll be responsible both for conceptual thinking and overseeing and creating a range of ideas for projects, delivering work for client presentations and for the end consumer.

You are also an expert collaborator and are able to develop strong working relationships with other discipline leads on the team as well as team members from nearshore offices. You lead and inspire team members to exceed expectations, and you yourself strive to continually evolve and grow the brand/product’s look, feel, and effectiveness. You are constantly curious and seek innovative ways to apply your knowledge in the B2B space, pushing against the norms of traditional marketing.

You will report to the Creative Director and will help lead both large and small projects as needed.

What you’ll do:

  • Big idea thinking | Divergent thinking that leads to the creation of unique B2B marketing content and experiences.
  • Client facing | Regularly connect with clients to create a partnership that builds trust in our thought leadership and ideas.
  • Analyze | Understand how data is used to develop multi-channel campaigns and experiences that successfully connect with the audience.
  • Create | Generate highly effective creative concepts, and provide exceptional art direction.
  • Collaborate | Closely partner with your Account and Strategy counterparts. Successfully integrate into the larger team and be a positive force in our work environment and agency culture.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude. Appetite for bringing people together. Possess an innate knack to marshal people and create gravity around ideas.
  • A leader | You set a high-quality bar and ensure team members are exceling and growing in their craft and careers.
  • Open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns. You must be a champion of team environments that are comfortable with ambiguity and encourage collaboration.
  • An experimenter | You embrace the unknown and are ready to both enforce and break the process. You’re excited by opportunities to create new ideas rather than defaulting to existing ones. You see technology as a tool for creativity.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing. It’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you’ll need:

  • A portfolio that showcases excellent creative and conceptual capabilities in the B2B space.
  • Minimum 5 years of agency (preferably digital agency) experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience leading teams and projects.
  • Strong knowledge of UX principles and tools.
  • Experience using data and technology to come up with innovative brand experiences.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to manage multiple accounts in a fast-paced environment.

Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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