sid lee
Los Angeles, California, United States

Creative Director

WHO WE ARE

Sid Lee is a multidisciplinary creative collective striving to make a difference and celebrate culture with bold ideas. Its 700 professionals work as one team from offices in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles and Seattle. Their mission is to create what matters through brand building, brand expression and brand experience. Its creative community also includes Yard, Digital Kitchen, BIMM and Haigo.

Alongside progressive clients, Sid Lee draws on its rich collection of disciplines, from design to data and experiential communication and technology to advertising and architecture, empowering its clients to outperform their competitors, earn the trust of their customers and increase their influence on culture.

Sid Lee is a member of kyu, a collective of top-tier global creative companies established by Hakuhodo DY Holdings. Sid Lee also imagined C2 Montréal, one of the largest creative-business conferences in the world.

ROLE

As our Creative Director, you create the vision and inspire your team to generate a creative product at the highest level. We’re looking for someone with a track record of creating famous work for big brands, with experience in entertainment and fashion being a big plus. Your keen awareness of cultural subtleties ensures that your creative executions are relevant and resonate deeply with diverse audiences. Managing a team of Art Directors and Copywriters, you'll cultivate a collaborative environment where creativity can flourish. By building trust-based relationships, with clients and our internal team, you'll lead with insight, authority, and professional leadership, guiding us through transformational change.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead teams and ensure their creative output, while reporting into the Executive Creative Director;
  • Help define a creative vision for accounts and the agency as a whole;
  • Help build a team of world class talent through fostering industry relationships and existing networks;
  • Ensure creative is at the cutting edge of new innovations and industry trends;
  • Develop client relationships and grow new business opportunities;
  • Oversee brand consistency from a copy and visual point of view;
  • Process information supplied by client/strategy/account services and translate into effective guidance for the team;
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 12+ years of agency experience.
  • Outstanding Portfolio: You demonstrate exceptional originality, innovation and  multi-disciplinary thinking through your work.
  • International Recognition: You have created world-class campaigns that achieved international fame or won multiple international awards.
  • Leadership Skills: You are a leader who can organize, motivate and improve the creative output of those around you.
  • Creative Vision: You see the bigger picture and define a creative vision for accounts and the agency, leading to award winning work.
  • Big Idea Thinker: You go beyond the executional or tactical and come with campaignable thoughts that work across media.
  • Production Expertise: You understand the critical importance of the production process and are an expert in making sure it delivers exceptional work.
  • Mentor: You are able to pass on your experience to others through generous and patient mentorship of more junior members of the team.
  • Cultural Player: You are a positive, collaborative and contagious spirit who is integral to creating the agency spirit.
  • Entrepreneurial: You use your initiative and proactively come to the table with new ideas to push forward the creative work and develop the client relationship.
  • Time Management: You can manage your time and meet deadlines while juggling multiple projects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

The salary range for this position is $180,000-$230,000.

Sid Lee is strongly committed to hiring a diverse staff and believe all experiences and perspectives bring value to our clients. Sid Lee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic origin, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.