Creative Director

Location: Clearwater, Florida

Job Details

Posted on March 17, 2021

POSTCARDMANIA – CLEARWATER, FL

Rapidly Growing Company – Looking for a Creative Director

We are looking for a Creative Director with ideally a background in print production and marketing, as well as an absolutely amazing eye for design. Knowledge of variable data a plus! The ideal candidate will have a proven record as a cutting-edge Graphic Designer, as well as the ability to run multiple projects at once, work in a fast-paced production environment, while still fostering development and growth of the department, in line with organizational goals. This is not a design intensive position. This position is full time and in-house.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Directing PostcardMania’s customer-facing, creative efforts with a department of awesome designers, copywriters and proofreaders!
  • Ensure designers are creating designs that are beautiful and results-focused
  • Establish, track, and manage department productivity, workload levels/capacity, departmental goals, and success measures
  • Conduct, assign, and/or organize on-going training with other areas of the organization
  • Develop and lead department personnel in process optimization efforts, team-building activities, and organization-wide improvement efforts;
  • Maintain departmental process and procedure documentation to support perpetual cross-training across the team;
  • Train Graphic Designers, Copywriters and Proofreaders, as well as other company personnel, as needed, on design department processes to ensure efficient workflows into and out of the department;
  • Manage, track, and communicate status of client orders with Customer Support Manager;
  • Experience with effectively developing and supporting a fully cross-trained team in order to flex with seasonal or situational demands of the business.
  • Partner your creative teams with Customer Support, Sales, and Prepress to ensure client needs are met via streamlined inter-departmental processes;

Required or desired qualifications:

  •  An AMAZING design portfolio that will knock our socks off – you will be leading our creative team!
  • Experience working in digital printing, offset printing, or prepress is required.
  • An exceptional candidate will have knowledge of current digital design technologies and digital workflow in printing, as well as the ability to develop and integrate new strategies in response to changing circumstances and technologies.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills are a MUST
  • Expert understanding of Adobe Creative Suites, specifically inDesign, but including Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Expert application of graphic design skills, ensuring all technical and aesthetic elements are followed in regards to customer work.
  • A burning personal drive to always increase standards within the department, as we aim to consistently set new bars for quality
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Needed personality and behavioral characteristics:

  •  Problem solving mindset
  • Positive attitude
  • Must consider yourself a People person.
  • Thick skin & confidence – this position receives a lot of feedback
  • Willingness to grow and learn new things
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Self-motivation and the drive to make the position your own
  • High level of responsibility
  • Good organization and time management

Work Hours
Monday through Friday from 9am-6pm with the ability to be flexible if additional hours are needed

Compensation
Pay commensurate with experience.

Other Benefits 

Apply NOW for immediate consideration!

Applying for: Creative Director

About Our Company

The Culture

For the last 8 years we have been voted as one of Tampa Bay's Top 100 Workplaces. We have the mindset of a startup, with the backbones of a profitable, 21-year old, $50-million-per-year business that was organically grown with no investment capital. We provide brilliant individuals with a fun and rewarding place to work where they truly consider their co-workers friends. The atmosphere at PostcardMania is casual: we’re in jeans instead of stuffy suits, you’ll likely find a few puppies running around, and you’ll spend your breaks playing ping-pong and basketball or ordering coffee or lunch from our in-house cafe.

What We Sell and Who We Service

PostcardMania helps small businesses grow through effective and affordable marketing campaigns. While the roots of our business began as just direct mail postcard marketing, our campaigns are now exponentially enhanced with our strong catalog of online marketing services, making us truly the best one-stop shop for a small business owners' marketing needs. It is our mission to empower entrepreneurs with the affordable, turn-key marketing tools they need to have the business they always dreamed of - one that is prospering and growing.

Drug & Nicotine Free Workplace

This company is a Florida Drug Free Workplace and nicotine-free workplace. The company requires all employees to complete a pre-employment 6 panel drug screen and nicotine screen; employment status will be dependent on ability to pass this screening on a pass/fail basis.

Open House

You can use the opportunity to tour our facility and get an idea of what it is like to work for PostcardMania before applying by registering for our Open House on April 20, 2021.

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