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Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Posted on February 9, 2021


AKQA is looking for an Associate Creative Director

Job Description

At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

Creatives at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insight, to create and bring to life beautiful ideas that move the world. As skilled storytellers and conceptors, they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop labors of love that delight customers and deliver results for clients.

The Associate Creative Director at AKQA will approach every brief with fresh eyes. Avoiding familiar solutions, the Associate Creative Director will create and inspire work that is distinctive, effective and truly remarkable.

Based on the Georgetown Waterfront, our Washington DC studio creates breakthrough products and services for a diverse range of clients.

Recognized for outstanding work by Cannes, Apple and the Clio Awards, we deliver on our client’s most challenging briefs. This includes the future of retail, global entertainment launches and piloting digital products and services that reshape customer experiences.

We are proud of our industry defying retention rate, with both employees and clients alike. Over 20% of our employees have been with us for ten or more years. Our collaborative teams work across strategy, creative, analytics, and technology.

Role Requirements 

  • A hands-on approach to the work
  • Lead, coach, inspire and motivate a team, to create and deliver truly remarkable, influential and impactful work
  • Ability to develop compelling conceptual campaigns that help clients exceed expectations
  • Ensure a collaborative ‘one team’ approach with both client and agency representatives
  • Foster progressive thinking and the pushing of boundaries
  • Apply state-of-the-art techniques and contribute to thought-leadership activities
  • Stimulate professional development and inspiration across the team
  • Ability to succeed in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment

Qualities and Characteristics

  • You have a compelling portfolio of distinctive work, spanning product and service design, and storytelling
  • You have exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • You are fearless, boundlessly creative and relentlessly attentive to detail

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.