Added by on 2015-12-07

Sarofsky Recruiting Freelance Creative Director (Chicago, IL)

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Sarofsky is looking for a freelance creative director for an approximate three-month booking (with the option to extend) in Chicago. Ideally, this person is willing to work locally.
This person must have a strong understanding of design… And not just motion design,
but all aspects of design including photography, film and the arts. This includes a broad awareness of culture, lifestyle and news in general. We are looking for a well-rounded person who is passionate about design, has his or her own point of view and personal style, and therefore is a strong creative director.
In addition to being a talented creative director, this person must have strong conceptual skills to be applied in both storyboards and writing. He or she will be in close communication with our ECD, EP, producers and clients.
This person must have experience managing project workflow and overseeing a team of artists, including designers, animators, VFX artists, 3D artists and editors. He or she should have an understanding of the general work process and production pipeline of a studio like ours. This person should be willing and excited to work with a talented producer partner to oversee the day-to-day on jobs. Ideally, this person could either work entirely on one large job or multiple smaller jobs. So the ability to prioritize, communicate and multitask is essential.
This person must have experience communicating directly with clients to help them understand the creative as well as the production process.
Lastly, this person should be good-natured, sociable and enjoy working in a very team-oriented, collaborative environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from two- or four-year college or technical school; six to eight years industry-related design and production experience. Individual must have a strong sense of design and understanding of how to judge the creative product.

Communications and Media:

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.

Language Ability:

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language. Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports, treatments and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organization.

Software and Computer Skills:

It’s imperative that this person have some experience with, either using or supervising the use of, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Acrobat), Cinema 4D or Maya, Mocha Pro, PF Track, Nuke, Smoke and Premiere Pro. This person should also have a base understanding of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Pages. It is essential to be self-sufficient with the technology and equipment.

Client Service:

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client services.

Administration and Management:

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Thank you for your interest. Please submit resumes and examples of past work (storyboards, design-driven motion assignments, director’s treatments or other related materials) to freelance@sarofsky.com with FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR APPLICANT in the subject line. As we receive a high volume of applications, we will unfortunately be unable to reply to everyone. Please know that your submission has been received and will be reviewed by the team at Sarofsky. We will reach out if you are a good fit for this position. Thank you again.
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