Creative Director

at Duo Consulting

Location: Chicago, IL

Got big ideas about digital design? Ready to deliver great work for engaged clients? Duo Consulting is looking for a new Creative Director—a talented and driven candidate—to head up our interaction design team.

You’ll be responsible for keeping Duo’s Interaction Design (IxD) services ahead of the curve. That includes setting the pace for information architecture, user experience design, interaction design, visual design and HTML/CSS/JavaScript development.

You report directly to the COO. You’ll excel in areas like:
Bringing Your Own Creativity to the Table

Provide compelling visual graphic design for our clients
Strategically guide our clients through user experience design choices

Supporting our business goals

Lead the development of engaging, fresh new visual designs
Explain what IxD is capable of, why we rock, and what we’re trying to accomplish -- both internally and externally
Frame IxD services with everything else Duo offers clients
Keep us on track with the latest complementary IxD services and staying in tune with future developments

Growth and evolution of the IxD team

Establish and carry through a single unifying vision for the IxD team
Interviewing and hiring new IxD team members when we’re looking for new people
Mentor and support IxD team members

The success of our projects

Define IxD strategy for engagements
Find where team members fit best in each project
Establish and maintain standards and best practices
Ensure quality of IxD deliverables

A Little About You

You understand and can communicate the why design and user experience are so important.
You’re great at holding the client’s hand through the design project.
You understand business limitations and how they impact solutions.
You understand technical, design and UI aspects within a given project.
You are a reliable leader with strong interpersonal skills, a knack for details, the ability to multitask, good judgment and a strong work ethic.
You follow standards and best practices to a T.
You’re a great communicator, both on paper and in person.
You can commit to Duo’s business goals and to teamwork and team building, the latter of which you value over your individual desires and goals.

Qualifications:

At least 5 years in a digital design or creative leadership role.
Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities.
Strong ability to provide clear creative direction to the creative team.
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience)
Strong understanding of interaction design, typography, and color theory in creating motivating online communications
Solid background with the web and web technologies including a basic understanding of the technical systems and architecture which underlie dynamic websites
Must be extremely detail-oriented, and be able to think strategically about solutions
Portfolio presentation is expected, including URLs of websites or samples of user interface design that reflect candidate’s work as well as documentation that led to the site, including wireframes, site maps, navigation flows, interaction design specs, etc.

Additionally...

Experience working with responsive design or mobile based design
Previous agency experience a plus

Benefits

Open Book Management
Casual work environment
Ongoing education support and training
Health/Life/Dental insurance
Short/Long term disability insurance
Workers compensation insurance
7 paid holidays, 401K, Transit benefit, & more

Duo Consulting is all about individual excellence — and individual recognition — in a team environment. We foster an environment that encourages cooperation, and reward team accomplishments.

If you think you’d be a good fit, we’d like to hear your story.
Submit your resume and portfolio samples to sspraker@duoconsulting.com

Interested?

Submit to sspraker@duoconsulting.com

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