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Creative Head - Dubai

The creative head is charged with determining the best ways for us to visually represent our company’s identity on air, online, above the line, below the line. It's very much a people-oriented job, involving development of high-level concepts for design projects. It also involves working with internal and external parties. At times, we require you to develop visual designs, and at other times, the Creative Head will be responsible for recruiting and managing third party design firms as well as internal design resources.

Responsibilities:
• Lead creative sessions for project kick-offs
• Manage multiple projects from concept through completion
• Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance our brand strategy
• Assign and delegate tasks to artists, graphic designers, photographers, and freelance staff, who work together to create a consistent marketing and brand identity
• Establish creative direction for the entire line of services and programs
• Supervise and inspire the creative team of vendor partners; generate multiple concepts for a campaign or project
• Work with the strategy team, and copywriters to develop concepts and present to management
• Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals
• Play a leading role in the evolution of the brand by elevating the look of the brand, supporting brand positioning and brand identity initiatives, and helping to create marketing concepts with strong conversion potential
• Manage team members
• Provide quality control over concepts and projects

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Visual Design or relevant
• Around 10 years of experience, at least 4 years in management
• Fluent in Arabic & English (Native Arab National)
• Must possess a thorough understanding of interactive communications and delivery systems, processes, and user interface design as well as industry best practices
• Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations; must understand Flash and have the ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovative motion graphics solutions
• A strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development, interactive commerce and creative process
• Print and web design capabilities: must know how to work in both media for integrated campaigns
• Ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Apply best practices in user interface and interactive design, including image optimization and site mapping
• Experience with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Flash
• Experience with Adobe AfterEffects & video editing (a plus) needed for this position
• Knowledge of HTML, DHTML CSS, Actionscript & Drupal

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