Creative

USA

DDB Chicago

Chicago
225 N. Michigan Ave.,
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

+1.312.552.6000

ddbnorthamerica.com

Creative Resource Manager

In 1949, three enterprising gentlemen, Ned Doyle, Maxwell Dane and Bill Bernbach gave the advertising industry a wake-up call. They introduced a new approach to marketing that relied on insight into human nature, respect for the consumer, and the power of creativity. In short, they said: Let’s stop talking at people and let’s start conversations that lead to action. This heritage is a unique strength that continually tells us who we are, what we believe and how we should behave. It inspires us to continually challenge standard convention. Today, DDB Chicago has over 250 full-time employees and a robust client roster including the U.S. Army, State Farm, Capital One, Miller Lite, Jeep, Skittles and more. As an award-winning agency, we continue to push the boundaries of advertising.

DDB is currently seeking a Creative Resource Manager to organize, maintain and direct a staff of highly skilled creative personnel.  The Resource Manager will work with Executive Creative Director/Group Creative Director’s on the U.S. Army account and report to the Director of Creative Services.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Manage and coordinate the resourcing of creative talent for all U.S. Army projects to ensure each staff member is utilized to maximum effectiveness
  • Evaluate available creative resources against project objective to correctly staff assignments
  • Anticipate and mediate work-flow problems as identified by the team members
  • Attend weekly resource meetings and facilitate all needs
  • Maintain knowledge of current and upcoming assignments
  • Maintain vacation and out of office calendar for creative team
  • Approve travel for all creative staff
  • Constantly strive to improve the agency’s creative product by supporting the ECD/GCD’s and creative group to ensure they have the tools needed to operate effective and efficiently
  • Ensure that all members adhere to good business practices when dealing with the agency clients and suppliers
  • Help set the pace and momentum of the creative staff and lend style and inspiration to the department

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 – 5+ years resourcing experience
  • Strong communication skills with capability to build trust and respect with hiring managers, creatives and account management 
  • Extreme attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to work seamlessly with other agency personnel and partner agencies
  • An organizer who can impose systems and order
  • High tolerance for pressure
  • Ability to be diplomatic or firm when necessary
  • Strong sense of humor
  • Working knowledge of File maker Pro 

DDB reaffirms its commitment to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and to carrying out this policy at all of its offices. It shall be the policy of DDB to (1) recruit, select, hire, train, promote, pay, discipline and terminate employees in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, alienage, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other basis upon which discrimination against or harassment of employees or applicants for employment is prohibited under any applicable federal, state or local equal opportunity employment laws and (2) ensure that all personnel actions are administered without discrimination in violation of applicable law. 

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Group Creative Director - U.S. ARMY

In 1949, three enterprising gentlemen, Bill Bernbach, Ned Doyle and Maxwell Dane gave the advertising industry a wake-up call. They introduced a new approach to marketing that relied on insight into human nature, respect for the consumer, and the power of creativity. In short, they said: Let’s stop talking at people and let’s start conversations that lead to action. This heritage is a unique strength that continually tells us who we are, what we believe and how we should behave. It inspires us to continually challenge standard convention. Today, DDB Chicago has over 250 full-time employees and a robust client roster including State Farm, Capital One, Miller Lite, Jeep, Skittles, Starburst and more. As an award-winning agency, we continue to push the boundaries of advertising. 

Our creative department is seeking a Group Creative Director to join us on a full-time basis. This person will work on the U.S. Army account. 

Responsibilities:

Creativity

  • Looks beyond the commonly accepted approach and seeks opportunities and innovative approaches to create ideas which are on brief
  • Challenges clients / internal teams when appropriate in order to raise the agency’s creative offering
  • Works with planning and business management developing business and creative solutions and providing insight and challenging the brief as appropriate.
  • Generates and develops concepts and ideas which meet the requirements of the brief, meet client branding standards and are of a consistently high standard
  • Identifies opportunities to produce breakthrough work that has the potential to win creative awards
  • Is responsible for the total creative output of the group – its quality of ideas, strategic thinking, production, writing, art direction, timeliness and effectiveness

Productivity

  • Is responsible for the creative overview of work, leading and advising teams and reviewing work as required
  • Leads client presentations or pitches
  • Takes advantage of and coordinates available resources to complete work efficiently
  • Takes initiative to make appropriate decisions and uses good judgment
  • Is maniacal about flawless execution making sure all work is done to agreed deadlines and within budget

Knowledge and Skills

  • Is strategically smart, production savvy, able to present the group’s work, take a stand on every creative aspect of the creative product, and be able to work under tight deadlines
  • Explains supporting rationale for all work in a compelling and convincing manner
  • Delivers integrated ideas and works effectively with integrated team members
  • Works with the Creative Director seeking guidance on any key creative issues
  • Has the ability to identify and sell great work
  • Has knowledge and experience in of all communication disciplines and is able to communicate with client and team
  • Recognizes and handles difficult situations with confidence

Relationships / Communication

  • Works across all agency departments and harnesses skills and energy to deliver effective and creative solutions
  • Provide proactive contribution to clients’ businesses, demonstrating best-in-class integrated product solutions (innovation and quality)
  • Communicates effectively by listening, understanding and responding appropriately
  • Generates respect and builds effective relationships at all levels internally and develops solid and trusting relationships with senior clients
  • Uses strong verbal written skills to effectively communicate internally and with clients
  • Creates a positive relationship with clients and be a creative leader to agency partners

Leadership

  • Promotes knowledge and sharing of ideas and processes
  • Spreads expertise, passion and innovation throughout the team and creative department
  • Contributes to the overall office morale, spirit, character and work quality
  • Leads by example when working with other staff members showing initiative and in demonstrating commitment
  • Attracts, develops and retains top creative talent through careful career management and mentorship, giving them opportunities and room to grow and provide regular feedback
  • Provides a senior level of support and advice to more junior Art Directors / Copywriters on creative work and offers guidance and technical expertise

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in an associated field
  • 15+ years in progressive creative roles in an advertising agency including extensive experience managing diverse teams
  • Strong management experience with a track record with major and multiple client relationships and campaigns, financial expertise, and continuous improvement
  • Experience across all communications channels and business categories
  • Proven competencies in managing complex teams, projects, campaigns and client relationships
  • A solid reputation within the advertising community for both managerial and creative leadership
  • Reputation for being able to deal with others with tact and good judgment

 

DDB reaffirms its commitment to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and to carrying out this policy at all of its offices. It shall be the policy of DDB to (1) recruit, select, hire, train, promote, pay, discipline and terminate employees in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, alienage, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other basis upon which discrimination against or harassment of employees or applicants for employment is prohibited under any applicable federal, state or local equal opportunity employment laws and (2) ensure that all personnel actions are administered without discrimination in violation of applicable law. 

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DDB San Francisco

San Francisco
600 California Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

+1.415.732.3600

ddbnorthamerica.com

Senior Copywriter

Senior Copywriters bring both experience and expertise to the creative process. They have developed, with time, awareness of all forms of marketing and media and they are charged with writing persuasive copy in a variety of tones and styles to a wide array of target audiences. We are looking for top talent that overtime have built a solid reputation for consistently delivering world-class creative business communications. 

Key  Responsibilities: 

Creativity

·       Works with the Client Service and Strategic Planning teams regarding marketing and creative strategies for brand concepts, providing insight and challenging the brief as appropriate in order to raise the agency’s creative offering

·       Collaborates with other creative staff to share learning and experience and to establish initiatives that will improve the creative product

·       Generates and develops concepts and ideas, which meet the requirements of the brief as well as the client’s-branding standards that are of a consistently high standard

·       Ensures the proper placement, context and meaning of every word as well as the overall message within a creative assignment

·       Establishes tone, character, and messages that will effectively communicate with the target audience and fulfill the project objectives

·       Is able to prepare a range integrated copy from development of headlines and editorial copy to scripts for audio / video recordings, quizzes, questionnaires, brochures, posters, POS material, and navigational button names

·       Understands and accepts the need to amend, revise or redevelop campaigns in response to feedback from the creative director or clients

·       Participates in (and may lead) brainstorming sessions

Productivity

·       Works closely with the Creative Director on key campaigns generating ideas and discussing progress with the creative director before making presentations to clients

·       Understands the importance of maintaining accurate and up-to-date timesheets

·       Ensures all work is done to agreed deadlines and within budget often monitoring the progress of more junior staff

·       Multi-tasks, working on several campaigns at once, under pressure and on tight deadlines

·       Seeks approvals from creative management on all work before delivery to Accounts and / or the Client

·       Is involved in the production process including casting, dealing with production companies and directors, as well as work with typographers, designers and printers

·       Assists in developing presentation materials for business development projects

Knowledge & Skills

·       Possesses excellent written and presentation skills

·       Is able to sell a creative idea passionately and persuasively ensuring its link to the brief

·       Is able to explain supporting rationale for all work

·       Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and trends

Relationships / Communications

·       Attends and participates in client presentations or pitch presentations to support the creative rationale behind the agency’s work sometimes on behalf of the Creative Director

·       Acts as liaison with production companies, photographers, typographers, designers and printers

·       Represents, when required, senior creative management at agency meetings as well as with clients

·       Partners with Account, Media, Project Management and Technical counterparts to enhance quality, productivity, and profitability of the group’s work

·       Meets the account management team to discuss client requirements and product background

Leadership

·       Mentors more junior talent on the creative team sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise

·       Works well in a team, has developed a reputation for cooperation and teamwork

·       Supports creative management on the identification and development of all agency staff

·       Contributes to overall office morale, spirit, character and work quality

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in an associated field
  • 4-6 years of copywriting experience
  • Experience across a variety of communications channels and business categories (agency experience preferred)
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Senior Art Director

Senior Art Directors bring both experience and expertise to the creative process.They have developed a reputation for creating and overseeing the implementation of world-class creative business communications with particular responsibility towards the artwork, including print materials, as well as the filming of television commercials. We are looking for top talent that can be relied upon to make key decisions ensuring the quality of the finished product. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Creativity

·       Collaborates with other creative staff to share learning and experience and to establish initiatives that will improve DDB’s creative product

·       Responsible for not only the “look” of an ad but is also part of a creative team responsible for developing the concept

·       Establishes visual tone, character, and messages that will effectively communicate with the target audience and fulfill the project objectives

·       Is responsible for the proper placement, context and meaning of every image and graphic element within a creative assignment

·       Understands and accepts the need to amend, revise or redevelop campaigns in response to feedback from the creative director or clients

·       Participants in, and leads brainstorming sessions

Productivity

·       Works daily with the Account Director to ensure all deliverables and deadlines are met and within budget

·       Seeks approval from creative management on all work before delivery to Accounts and / or Client

·       Assists in identifying and managing outside illustrators, photographers, comp artists, and video producers to ensure the integrity of the final product against the brief

·       Multi-tasks, working on several campaigns at once, under pressure and against tight timelines

·       Takes on projects from start to finish and is able to relate all information to others involved on the job with minimal supervision

·       Understands the importance of maintaining accurate and up-to-date timesheets to record all work

·       Creates rough layout of print ads for presentation to client, and after approval uses all the resources of the agency to produce the finished ad

·       Supports and assists in preparing materials for business development projects and pitches

·       Supervises, as required, the work of more junior staff ensuring its accuracy and integrity to the brief

·       Develops storyboards for television ads as a model for client approval, then works with the Copywriter and Producer to ensure the final product is true to the original concept and presentation

Knowledge and Skills

·       Possesses excellent written and presentation skills

·       Consistently and independently acquires subject matter expertise through advanced training

·       Keeps up-to-date with popular culture and trends

·       Understands and uses the latest in computer design software

Relationships / Communications

·       Collaborates with and provides guidance to agency counterparts including: Project Managers, Designers, Production, Accounts, Creative Technologists

·       Represents, when required, senior creative management at agency meetings as well as with clients

·       Partners with Account, Media, and Technical counterparts to enhance quality, productivity and profitability of the agency’s work

·       Participates in the presentation of work to the client

Leadership

·       Coaches and mentors the creative team by providing open and honest feedback and inspiring direction for both project work and long-term professional growth

·       Shares knowledge in an open and collaborative manner

·       Contributes to the overall agency morale, spirit, character and work quality

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in an associated field
  • 4-6 years of copywriting experience
  • Experience across a variety of communications channels and business categories (agency experience preferred)
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Creative Community Manager

DDB SF is the westernmost outpost of DDB’s global network. We like to think we embody the entrepreneurial, experimental and techy ethos of San Francisco, couched in the tradition and recognition that comes with the DDB name. 

At DDB, we believe Creativity Is The Most Powerful Force In Business. Our job put simply is to help our clients make intuitive leaps they couldn’t make alone that help them grow beyond their wildest dreams.

DDB is looking to complete our social team and needs a creative person who not only lives and breathes social but knows how to build a following. Someone who would rather “make things” than stand on the sidelines. Someone who enjoys developing campaigns – from ideation to execution – and who gets excited about creating content in social that can make our clients’ brands famous. 

This role will report to our Executive Creative Director and will concept and execute original content across social platforms (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). This person will work closely with a 3-person social team consisting of: a creative lead (you), a strategy lead, and an account lead – who will work together to manage social content creation and day-to-day interaction with the communities, for two of our biggest clients’ brands.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in the following:

Interest in our Client Business

* Demonstrate a high degree of engagement in our client’s causes (fighting climate change, a love of California, & taking actions on behalf of social movements, investing)

* A passion for understanding how social audiences behave and how individual platforms can be leveraged to benefit a client’s marketing efforts

* Proactively monitor competitive landscape and work with strategists and account teams to share industry news/break-out creative examples in the digital and social space

Relationship Management

* Collaborate closely with our account lead to facilitate seamless production and delivery of ongoing creative assets – including shooting your own photos or videos as you would to build your own social media presence

* Maintain relationships with other social influencers

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Content Creation

  • Lead creative ideation and development for social media content campaigns
    • Produce and design all social content (copy and visuals)
    • Execute for social content against integrated campaign briefs
    • Collaborate with brand and social strategy leads to maintain social guidelines
    • Collaborate with account lead on timelines and client approvals

* Social Listening

  • Identify content opportunities via trending topics and social behaviors
  • Execute real-time responses to join conversations where applicable

* Social Media Management

  • Creating, managing and growing the company’s presence through Facebook, Instagram, and other strategically relevant online properties

*Partnerships

  • Help generate and manage opportunities for partnerships with other artists, influencers, and content creators

 Qualifications:

* A strong understanding of the key social platforms and the current social landscape – best practices, innovations, and creative opportunities

* Actively participates in a variety of social media activities such as blogging, community development and management, social bookmarking, commenting, and potentially managing your own influencer following, etc.

* Proficiency in Keynote or Powerpoint for building client-facing presentations

* Working knowledge of social listening platforms like Crimson Hexagon, BrandWatch, or Sysmos

* Strong attention to detail

* Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

* Speaks Spanish (not mandatory, but a huge plus!)

Skills & Traits

* Self-Starting – proactive about monitoring what’s happening in culture and brings forth ideas of creative executions and activation ideas that co-opt or build on culture around the brand

* Resilience – desire to champion a social culture inside the agency and at the client

* Problem-solving oriented – proactive in bringing new solutions for old problems

* Trend Hunter – up to date to social & tech & target behavioral trends

* Team Player – engage different areas to work with social

* Creative – eager to bring big ideas to life and push boundaries of platforms to create original social campaigns and noteworthy work

DDB is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

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Sr. Copywriter

DDB SF is the westernmost outpost of DDB’s global network. We like to think we embody the entrepreneurial, experimental and techy ethos of San Francisco, couched in the tradition and recognition that comes with the DDB name. 

At DDB, we believe Creativity Is The Most Powerful Force In Business. Our job put simply is to help our clients make intuitive leaps they couldn’t make alone that help them grow beyond their wildest dreams.

Position Summary

The Sr. Copywriter, typically work with a Sr. Art Director partner. The Sr. Copywriter/Sr. Art Director team is responsible for executing the creative and marketing strategy for all projects. Sr. Copywriters produces bold, strategic, persuasive messages across all verticals for Agency Clients.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Brainstorming ideas and concepts
  • Working in a close-knit creative partnership with the art director to generate workable concepts and ideas
  • Writing clear, persuasive, original copy
  • Submitting ideas and discussing progress with Creative Director before making presentations to clients
  • Amending, revising or redeveloping campaigns in response to feedback from the Creative Director or clients
  • Working on several campaigns at once, under pressure and on tight deadlines
  • Proofreading copy to check spelling and grammar
  • Overseeing campaigns through the production stage to completion
  • Keeping up to date with popular culture and trends
  • Write ‘copy’, i.e. coming up with original catchphrases, slogans, messages etc
  • Works daily with the Project Manager/Resource Manager or Account Team to ensure all deliverables and deadlines are met within budget
  • Assists in developing presentation materials for business development projects
  • Assists CD in presenting work to client
  • Collaborates with other creative staff to share learning and experience and to establish initiatives that will improve DDB’s creative product
  • Contributes to overall office morale, spirit, character and work quality

Organizational Relationships and Contacts

  • Reports to CD/GCD
  • Partners with Sr. Art Director
  • Directs the work of external creative vendors
  • Collaborates with mainline agency counterparts

Requirements

  • A keen enthusiasm for and demonstrable understanding of social trends and technologies
  • Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to write in a range of voices and styles for varied projects with diverse audiences
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively juggle diverse writing demands
  • Demonstrate extraordinary communication skills and meticulous eye for detail. Evidence of participation in any extracurricular activities that enable the candidate to develop writing skills
  • Restless, curious and passionate
  • Brings positive energy to everything you create and everyone you meet
  • Always exploring, inventing and creating

DDB is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

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Designer

DDB SF is the western-most outpost of DDB’s global network. We like to think we embody the entrepreneurial, experimental and techy ethos of San Francisco, couched in the tradition and recognition that comes with the DDB name. Our clients reflect that: Energy Upgrade California, Norton and iShares.

At DDB, we believe Creativity Is The Most Powerful Force In Business. Our job put simply is to help our clients make intuitive leaps they couldn’t make alone that help them grow beyond their wildest dreams.


Position Summary:

As a designer you are responsible for the visual tone, appearance, functionality, and overall aesthetic of a client project. Designers are an integral part of the concept process and realize the team’s ideas from sketch to final layout through visually exciting executions.  They are integral partners to the Art Director/Copywriter team. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists creatives in establishing visual tone, character, and messages that will effectively communicate with the target audience and fulfill the project objectives.
  • Ensures compatibility of design and functionality for optimum marketing and communication value.
  • Responsible for the proper and accurate position of every pixel within a client project.
  • Partners with creatives to define best execution methodologies and ensure smooth transfer of deliverables.
  • Constantly explores online design innovations and groundbreaking media techniques that may enhance a client’s marketing message.
  • Works daily with team and/or Project Manager to ensure all deliverables and deadlines are met within budget.
  • Seeks approvals from creative directors on all work before delivery to Account or Client.
  • Participates in brainstorms.
  • Assists in developing presentation materials for business development projects.
  • Collaborates with other creative staff to share learning and experience and to establish initiatives that will improve  DDB’s creative product.
  • Contributes to overall office morale, spirit, character and work quality. 

Requirements:

Must possess at least two years experience as a graphic designer for an ad agency or web development firm.

Proven highly versatile design skills. Portfolio necessary.

Solid knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and other graphic production software. Ability to work in Dreamweaver (or other html editing software).

B.A. in graphic design, Communication Arts, or equivalent

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DDB New York

New York
437 Madison Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10022

+1.212.415.2000

ddbnorthamerica.com

Senior Copywriter & Senior Art Director (Team)

As a Senior Art Director at DDB, you are responsible for creating and executing original visual content across platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive and execute designs based on approved client/agency strategy
  • Work independently and/or with a creative partner and producers
  • Work conceptually and tactically, as requested
  • Work across all mediums (TV, web, mobile, social, digital, print, activations, etc.)
  • Attend productions and work with vendors at the discretion of a Creative Director
  • Participate in and contribute to the new business activities of the agency
  • Attend and participate in client presentations at the discretion of the Creative Director

Qualifications:

  • Mastery of industry-standard design software/tools
  • Previous experience as an Art Director or Designer; prefer 4-7 years of experience
    within an advertising agency
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree or equivalent business experience preferred

As a Senior Copywriter at DDB, you are responsible for creating and executing original written content across platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive and execute content based on approved client/agency strategy
  • Work independently and/or with a creative partner and producers
  • Work conceptually and tactically, as requested
  • Wok across all mediums (TV, web, mobile, social, digital, print, activations, etc.)
  • Attend productions and work with vendors at the discretion of a Creative Director
  • Participate in and contribute to the new business activities of the agency
  • Attend and participate in client presentations at the discretion of the Creative Director

Qualifications:

  • Mastery of industry-standard design software/tools
  • Previous experience as a Copywriter; prefer 4-7 years of experience
    within an advertising agency
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree or equivalent business experience preferred
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Designer

As a Designer at DDB, you are responsible for creating and executing visual ideas, assets, and content across mediums, working closely with creative/art directors.

Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Execute concepts/campaigns across various platforms (web, mobile, print, social, etc.)
  • Develop and execute brand guidelines and identities
  • Design websites working closely with production/ux teams
  • Work on retail, beauty, CPG, and pharma
  • Must have excellent file organization and time management, juggling
    multiple projects and deadlines
  • Participate in and contribute to the new business activities of the agency

Qualifications:

  • Mastery of industry-standard design software/tools including Adobe CC;
    experience with Sketch is helpful, not required
  • Previous experience in an agency environment; prefer 2-3 years of experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree or equivalent business experience preferred
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Creative Director (Copywriter)

As a Creative Director/Copywriter at DDB, you are a creative collaborator and leader, conceiving ideas and copy across platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive and execute creative content based on approved client/agency strategy
  • Work across all mediums (web, mobile, social, digital, print, activations, etc.)
  • Nurture and mentor junior teams
  • Work closely with strategy and production teams
  • Attend shoots/productions
  • Participate in and contribute to the new business activities of the agency
  • Attend, participate, and/or run client presentations

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8+ years of experience within an advertising agency setting
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree or equivalent business experience preferred
  • Strong leadership skills

 

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Rodgers Townsend, St. Louis

St. Louis
200 N. Broadway,
12th FL
St. Louis, MO 63102

314-436-9960

rodgerstownsend.com

Senior Creative Developer

Technology Leader

·       At your core, you view development as creative expression as much as it is writing clean code

·       You will solve business problems with technology and creative thinking

·       Develop elegant responsive user-interfaces for desktop and mobile

·       Work with producers, art directors and other internal and external partners to develop digital projects on time and on budget

·       Investigate cost-effective and secure technical platforms for clients and consult with Digital Director as necessary

·       Make recommendations for performance, security and hosting

·       Point person for external client contacts as well as internal producers

·       Mentor other developers to build capabilities

 

Idea Champion

·       Adds value to the creative process by providing ideas and support and helping to overcome possible obstacles

·       Collaborative mindset

·       Takes initiative with clients, proactively offering thinking and ideas

·       Ability to work with external partners when necessary

 

 

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience developing web applications to support brands and businesses
  • Deep understanding of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) 
  • Nginx knowledge a plus
  • Strong HTML, SASS/CSS and Javascript skills, with an understanding of front-end frameworks
  • Working knowledge of modern Javascript frameworks such as Vue, Angular, React, etc.
  • Expert front-end developer building responsive user-interfaces for desktop and mobile
  • Ability to support a variety of client PHP frameworks/CMS (Laravel, Craft, WordPress, Silverstripe, etc)
  • Ability to support and manage source control via GIT
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Canada

Anderson DDB, Toronto

Toronto
33 Bloor Street East,
Suite 1300
Toronto Ontario M4W 3H1

+1.416.960.3830

www.andersonddb.com/

Art Director

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Art Director

 

About Us

 

We are one of North America’s leading Health and Lifestyle agencies, and our goal here at Anderson DDB is to treat each brand’s success as its own. So whether the product brought to us is consumer or health-related, whether the audience is the general public or medical professionals, we’ll do the research, examine the market — learn everything we need to know to raise awareness among target audiences.

 

The Role

 

We are looking for a Art Director to join our team. Working with a Copywriter you would be responsible for the conception and execution of innovative concepts and art direction that sell the client’s product or service. Based on the client’s briefing it is your task to develop creative concepts and layouts for interactive campaigns. You would work closely with the Digital Project Manager to ensure interactive ideas are executable within approved scopes and be able to work with Clients’ development partners to design to existing frameworks. The Digital Designer helps support the Associate Creative Directors in the development of junior Digital Designers/Art Directors. Reporting to the responsible Associate Creative Directors for their brands.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Develops the main idea in conjunction with the copywriter and ensures that an individual “look” within the concept has been achieved
  • Briefing and supervision of the studio and supporting resources on individual projects for the brand
  • Creation of layouts and artwork for presentation of creative concepts through to supervision of final art or required digital file formats
  • Observation of trends in on-line advertising and communications
  • Responsible for the preparation of presentation layouts

 

Qualities & Qualifications

 

Our preferred candidate will have the following:

 

  • Post-Secondary education or equivalent in design with a minimum of 3+ years hands-on experience creating digital work
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient with HTML and CSS a plus, but not required
  • Solid portfolio of diverse projects ranging in scale and type
  • Comfort across the complete scope of the UX/UI spectrum—from sketches to wireframes, through visual design and final production
  • Able to conceptualize in RWD, with a focus on mobile first
  • Ability to explain and argue for design options, decisions, and strategies across the organization—usually to non-designers
  • Adeptness in collaborating directly with developers on fast-evolving, iterative designs
  • Continued experimentation with new tools and processes, researching new approaches and techniques
  • Flexibility in terms of process, which is evolving with every project
  • Capable of abstract and conceptual thinking in addition to beautiful execution
  • Good storyteller, communicator, and occasional copywriter
  • An eye for precision, clean design, and low-friction digital experiences
  • Front-end development experience is helpful, but not necessary
  • Prototyping skills
  • Familiarity with the Agile process
  • Good interpersonal skills and relates well to both client and internal personnel
  • Shows ability to be proactive
  • Show ability to think logically, even under pressure
  • Shows respect for agency policy and procedures

 

Application Process

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We are also an inclusive employer and offer reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know when you submit your application.

 

We appreciate all expressed interest in this position, however, only the candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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Copywriter

 

Copywriter

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Copywriter forms a creative team with an Art Director, and is responsible for developing outstanding advertising concepts and copy that sell the client’s product or service. Based on a client brief, it is his/her task to develop creative concepts for advertising campaigns, which cover print, TV and radio commercials, new media solutions and approaches, sales promotions, etc. The Copywriter and Art Director report to the Executive Creative Director.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The responsibility of the copywriter is to convert information provided by the client and account personnel (information concerning unique selling points, target market profiles, purchase motivations, and so on) into an effective, persuasive sales message. The message must be presented in such a manner that it stands out and is relevant to potential customers. The copywriter develops the main idea of the advertisement presentation in conjunction with the art directors, then creates its various verbal components: the headline, sub-headlines and body copy or text.

  • Provides copywriting expertise
  • Generates effective and imaginative headlines and copy
  • Implements strategy
  • Understands marketing and creative strategies for assigned brands
  • Translates creative strategies into dramatic, innovative executional concepts
  • Bring ideas to life with vivid language and examples
  • Maintain copy quality control throughout all aspects of the production process for both TV and print advertising
  • Able to respond to the specific needs of a campaign with an appropriate writing style
  • Participate in market research
  • Contribute to all steps of creative process, including troubleshooting of potential problems
  • Oversee submission process for copy approval team meetings
  • Organize and prioritize deadlines for multiple projects

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Health & pharmaceutical client experience preferred
  • University Degree preferred
  • Superior editing, proofing, and writing skills
  • Enthusiastic about the advertising process
  • Outgoing, approachable, and a team player
  • Willing to take on any task, no matter how small
  • Multi-tasker and ability to prioritize
  • Good interpersonal skills and relates well to both client and Anderson DDB personnel
  • Good organizational skills
  • Shows ability to be proactive
  • Show ability to think logically and analytically, even under pressure
  • Shows respect for agency policy and procedures

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DDB Canada, Vancouver

Vancouver
1600-777 Hornby Street
Vancouver British Columbia V6Z 2T3

+604.687.9819

www.ddbcanada.com/

Creative Team: Art Director + Copywriter

WHO WE ARE
DDB is a worldwide collection of talent, cultures and ideas united by the power of creativity. We are passionate about our craft and pursue excellence in all that we do.   

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
DDB Vancouver is looking for a dynamic Art director and Copywriter to join the agency, working across numerous clients and mediums. The Creative Team will have high-level agency experience and an award-winning portfolio of well-crafted, contemporary projects. They’ll be overflowing with great ideas, have strong communication and collaboration skills as well as the drive to do amazing, envy-of-their-peers, work.

To be considered you’ll need to demonstrate the following:

  • A track record of coming up with and developing remarkable creative concepts
  • An award-winning portfolio
  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial approach that isn’t dependent on continual direction
    and support
  • A proven area of craft expertise (e.g. copy, art direction, design)
  • An understanding of the possibilities and opportunities in digital, encompassing an interest in both the latest tech and new approaches to the more familiar
  • Experience with storytelling through film/video
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to develop, articulate and explain ideas so that others (including clients) comprehend them, love them and appreciate the strategic thinking behind them.
  • The ability to put together a compelling presentation.

WHAT YOU HAVE

  • Minimum 4+ years of integrated agency experience
  • A degree or training in your creative field of expertise

WHAT WE OFFER
DDB Canada offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, great clients, fun office environment, an exceptional team of professionals to work with, and yes, even Hot Dog Days.

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume, along with your portfolio. Thanks to all applicants for their interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

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Senior Copywriter

WHO WE ARE
DDB is a worldwide collection of talent, cultures and ideas united by the power of creativity. We are passionate about our craft and pursue excellence in all that we do.   

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We seek an experienced Senior Copywriter who is passionate about conceptual thinking and eager to make an impact within our agency. We’re looking for a master of a variety of tone and voice styles—a writer who has experience within the interactive, brand content and campaign spaces, and who’s adept at conceptualizing and implementing innovative campaigns. The ideal candidate is confident as an individual contributor, embraces collaboration to deliver the best creative solutions, and is productive with a minimal amount of direction. We want someone who focuses on details, who understands today’s marketing environment, and who consistently produces high-quality creative work. This person must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and must be willing to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

While there will never be a typical day, we’ve highlighted a few of your essential responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize creative campaigns
  • Write creative and marketing copy for a variety of projects
  • Support projects from concept to delivery
  • Conduct research as needed to create compelling content
  • Work on a variety of projects with a team or individually
  • Assist in estimating/projecting copywriting requirements for new projects
  • Present and defend copy and concepts for both internal and client-facing meetings
  • Communicate proactively with internal teams
  • Deliver assignments on time while consistently meeting quality standards
  • Master copy style guidelines, and provide proofreading and editing support

WHAT YOU HAVE
Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of agency writing experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a digital marketing agency
  • A degree in creative writing, journalism, marketing, English, or a related field

Set Yourself Apart: Preferred Skills

  • 7+ years of copywriting experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in a digital agency
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and executing creative concepts
  • Advanced brand copywriting experience
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Excellent online portfolio of copywriting work
  • Expert in writing advertising (digital, print, banners), brand messaging, web copy, video scripts, marketing collateral, white papers, and sales presentations.

WHAT WE OFFER
DDB Canada offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, great clients, fun office environment, an exceptional team of professionals to work with, and yes, even Hot Dog Days.

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume, along with your portfolio. Thanks to all applicants for their interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

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Senior Designer

Twice is the specialist brand consultancy group at DDB Canada. Creating effective, brand strategy, identity programs and packaging systems for iconic national and north American brands.  We have an exciting opportunity for a senior brand designer who values great work to join our team.

If you’ve been doing the things below, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Experience and understanding of complex identity system creation
  • Knowledge of identity system implementation and planning, including the structure and building of guideline documents
  • Plays a role alongside the strategy phase of brand projects; brand audits, positioning, brand architecture and naming
  • Experience of identity design in the digital space (animation skills are a plus)
  • Packaging design experience, structural packaging and familiarity working with CFIA guidelines
  • Loves the craft of design, layout and typography
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative work environment

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 8 years design experience, thrives in a fast paced business environment and have strong verbal, organizational, and leadership skills.  You are an innovative conceptual thinker and problem solver with a meticulous attention to detail and are able to follow through with creative direction.

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter, portfolio, and resume. Thanks to all applicants for their interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

 

https://twicebrand.com

 

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