Associate Creative Director at Cambria (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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As the Associate Creative Director you are helping to lead the creative team across multiple channels. You have a great understanding of the traditional, experiential, and live events with the ability to create integrated campaigns across multiple channels. You are a mentor, and provide clear, constructive feedback to your peers and outside vendors. You're fair, open, flexible, and have the maturity to deal with conflict in a manner that yields respect and admiration through all team interactions. You constantly strive to inspire the best in yourself and others. If you are a driven, self-starter who is an expert at your craft, plays well with others, and has an outgoing attitude, we want you here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Partner with marketing teams, leading creative direction and solving creative challenges
  • Work in partnership with outside vendors and design resources to extend campaigns, photography, and design work
  • Develop concept rationales for campaigns and projects
  • Create concepts, storyboards, layouts, and final file production
  • Present concepts to internal teams
  • Direct and supervise a creative team - providing comprehensive strategy, art direction, and delivering bold design thinking at a very high level
  • Work closely with Creative and Marketing teams to ensure campaigns are on-brief and on-time
  • Maintain consistent visual tone and brand alignment across all touchpoints
  • Review printed proofs for accuracy and final sign-off
  • Provide creative guidance to other Creative Team staff
  • Collaborate with a team and work autonomously
  • Follow workflows, processes, and brand guidelines, but suggest improvements when necessary
  • Manage feedback and requested changes with little supervision
  • Take direction and critique well
  • Meet daily and weekly deadlines for multiple projects at varying stages of completion
  • Manage project files, assets, and outputs through to completion


  • 10+ years experience designing in an agency environment - emphasis on all media channels and deliverables
  • MAC mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Expert understanding of printing techniques and production processes
  • Knowledge of experiential marketing and live events
  • Familiarity with the processes and technical requirements for web media, email media, and video
  • Background in art directing video and photography projects including onsite art direction.
  • Versatility and conceptual thinking
  • Expert ability to present creative to marketing or outside vendors
  • Ability to grasp concepts and instructions quickly
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and successfully meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in visual communication such as graphic design

Experience: 10+ years of experience, preferably with some agency experience and team management required

Additional Requirements:

Managerial Responsibilities: No

Travel Requirements: Limited travel regionally and nationally

Physical Requirements: Office position requiring telephone and computer use. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds for displays, samples and other marketing materials

Cambria offers a competitive benefits package that encompasses Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401(k) plus matching, Discretionary Profit Sharing, Flexible Spending Account, Life, Supplemental Life, and Disability Insurance, Referral Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Discount and Professional Development Assistance.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CambriaCares is our commitment to empower our people, support our communities, and help to sustain our environment.

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We are an equal opportunity employer.

More Information on Cambria
Cambria operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Eden Prairie, MN. Cambria was founded in 2001. It has 1190 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance, 401(K) and Paid Holidays. To see all 12 open jobs at Cambria, click here.
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