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Associate Design Director

Publicis Groupe k

New York, NY

Apr 26
Job Description

We’re currently looking for an Associate Design Director to join our CoLab Design Studio. We’re looking for a hands-on, self-starter with strong leadership and communication skills to oversee Designers and collaborate with the rest of the team. This person obsesses about the way the things look. You can manage a team, you can strategize, and you can be executional and thrive in a quick-paced environment.

• Concept and creation of strategic experiential elements for global, regional and local pitches and programs
• Assist in building and implementing new approaches to design work
• Act as a champion of brand standards and guidelines
• Maintain the client graphic aesthetic and quality
• Manage & execute multiple projects at once, efficiently meeting deadlines
• Follow creative direction, work in a group dynamic, and actively participate on any given project or team to which assigned
A great candidate is a thought leader with an open mind, able to grasp the intricacies of a client’s business landscape as well as understanding our role and opportunity as an agency. You understand new platforms and the new landscape and know what it means to be make something interesting and engaging and creative in the world today.

• 8-10 years of Design experience. Evidence of strong digital/social work is essential.
• A strong background in an agency environment and tight deadlines
• 4-year degree (fine or graphic arts degree a plus)
• Portfolio that shows off excellent presentation work or layout design
• Expert skills in PowerPoint
• Excellent skills in Adobe Creative Cloud
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Strong conceptual ability, along with expert design and layout skill
• Able to easily liaise with people outside the design team & create work based on a verbal or written brief
• Self-starter and well-organized
• Positive Attitude; receptive to creative direction and design feedback
• Branding and logo design experience
• Proficiency with video editing and/or animation is a plus
• Have experience managing and nurturing junior talent, providing clear direction and constructive feedback while working closely with producers to schedule deadlines, and resolve resource and delivery issues
• Have experience using and developing complex design brand guidelines and systems
• Have abilities in motion design and comprehensive knowledge using the Adobe Creative Cloud Applications
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both internally and externally. We’re looking for someone who is confident in the work they create and lead and knows how to speak intelligently not only about their own work but how it supports the other aspects of the agency teams.

Additional Information
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Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe, known for its world-renowned creativity, best in class technology, digital and consulting expertise, is the world’s third largest communications group in the world. With more than 80,000 people in over 100 countries, the Groupe has four Solution hubs: Creative with Publicis Communications, Media with Publicis Media, Digital business transformation with Publicis. Sapient, and Health & Wellbeing with Publicis Health.
Since 2014 and the acquisition of Sapient, Publicis Groupe has undergone a profound transformation by scaling a new model connecting data, creativity and technology. We have continued on that journey with the 2019 acquisition of Epsilon to further scale our data led offering and provide true momentum to our clients own transformation.
This model, with a country led approach, is called the “Power of One” and gathers all the capabilities of the Groupe under one roof, putting clients at the core of the organization. It breaks down the silos between Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis. Sapient, and Publicis Health making them work seamlessly and efficiently to help clients transform marketing and business at scale.
We are dedicated to ensuring an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas. We encourage participation in a variety of Business Resource Groups, including groups for Women, People of Color, Veterans, LGTBQ community and allies, and more. For more information regarding our efforts around diversity and inclusion visit us at or ask your recruiter for details.