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Associate Design Director

Company: Compass
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Compass, we envision a world where the experience of selling or buying a home is simple and pleasant for everyone. Founded in 2012, Compass provides an end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to their seller and buyer clients, all in service of our mission to help everyone find their place in the world.Team BackgroundThe National Design Studio is our in-house Compass HQ team comprising over 60 designers in 13 major cities (and growing) across the country"including Boston, DC, Philly, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and San Diego. We are responsible for creating high quality, best-in-class design materials, brand identities, and campaigns for our agents; evolving and refining the Compass brand; and partnering with other internal teams to maintain and raise creative excellence throughout the company"mainly with regional Marketing teams. We are passionate and nerdy about all things graphic design, typography, and branding. It is our priority to continue to grow as an inclusive, empathetic, and inspiring creative culture. Check out our Instagram channel @compasscreates.The RoleYou're an experienced, driven Associate Design Director (or Art Director in some other agencies) who knows how to move fast, collaborates without ego, and designs with an eye for beauty. You are a hands-on creative leader who is a natural problem solver and thoughtful in your approach to achieve shared goals. You have experience leading projects alone and with a team all while staying committed to delivering excellence every time. Multi-disciplinary experience in different industries that showcases innovation is a major plus. As an Associate Design Director, you will manage up to 4 designers of all levels on your team. This role reports into a Design Director who reports into the National Head of Design.First and foremost be responsible for making incredible creative workLead and design brand identities for our luxury and top agents, including logos while also overseeing brand identity workLead and design print collateral, books, print ads, billboard, websites, and digital adsGenerate innovative ideas and campaigns in custom social media, print, and brand; and design. You will also move fast to interpret creative briefs from our Creative Producer and/or Marketing Advisors to deliver high-quality work that meets the brief's goalsManage the quality of design throughout all phases for a variety of projects types and brand campaignsLead conceptual and visual development of various projects alone or in teamsLead Designers and work closely with other Directors to ensure design work exceeds expectationsLead projects for our internal and/or external designers, illustrators, photographers, and videographers to execute high-quality contentMentor and guide Designers at all levelsEnsure our designs adhere to our brand guidelines by reviewing and approving workWork closely with our Brand Copywriter, and other Directors to make sure we tell a compelling, dynamic story with copy and designProvide clear direction for the team to research and develop mood boards for ideas, as well as help to facilitate collaboration and similar activities with other team membersProvide constructive design feedback upwards and downwardsTake responsibility for the final creative outputWhat we're looking for:Excellent graphic design skills and a portfolio that shows it"with a focus on typography, composition, and photographyExcellent skills in Illustrator, Photoshop and IndesignExcellent understanding of scalable design systemsProficient in providing design direction to other designersProficient in digital/product design and/or animation is preferred. Major bonus for Figma, After Effects, Cinema 4D, and video skills. Someone with talent and skill in illustration would be a welcome bonusSkilled at leading presentations and communicating creative solutions to internal stakeholders and our agentsSkilled at leading processes, receiving and giving feedback from both internal and external stakeholdersSkilled understanding of the creative process and seeks out ways to improve and streamlineSkilled in participating and even leading creative critiquesAbility to move fast and explore many ideas at once, while working diligently and meeting deadlinesSkilled at mentoring and guiding your designersAgency or Design Studio experience is a plus8-13+ years creating amazing design work, award-winning work is a bonusCurrently authorized to work in the United StatesCurrently, this role is fully remote. This is subject to change in the future.Do your best work, be your authentic selfAt Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world " a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive. Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.COMPASS, the Compass logo, and other various trademarks, logos, designs, and slogans are the registered and unregistered trademarks of Compass, Inc. dba Compass in the U.S. and/or other countries.Corporate Responsibility, Privacy & Legal Notices: Compass is a licensed real estate broker, licensed to do business as Compass RE in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and Compass Real Estate in Washington, DC. California License # 01991628, 1527235, 1527365, 1356742, 1443761, 1997075, 1935359, 1961027, 1842987, 1869607, 1866771, 1527205, 1079009, 1272467. No guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind is made regarding the completeness or accuracy of descriptions or measurements (including square footage measurements and property condition), such should be independently verified, and Compass expressly disclaims any liability in connection therewith. No financial or legal advice provided. Equal Housing Opportunity. Compass 2021. 212-913-9058.SDL2017

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