Creative Art Director

OVHcloud - Reston, VA

Full-timeEstimated: $94,000 - $130,000 a year
The OVHcloud US Marketing team is looking for a talented Creative Art Director with the know-how to build our in-house creative capabilities and scale OVHcloud visual brand, globally. He/She will devise concepts, strategies and execution plans for creative projects and monitor their progress and success. This individual will have experience primarily in digital creative, followed by print and materials for additional channels such as events, corporate templates and sales enablement materials. This is a unique opportunity to work with a passionate team across the global and be a key contributor to reaching our ambition for OVHcloud to be a top 10 global cloud provider.

OVHcloud US is a subsidiary of OVH Group, one of the largest European hosting providers, with more than 1.5 million customers across 138 countries and four continents. OVHcloud customers join a global network with 28 data centers, 33 points of presence, and the ability to choose from Hosted Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Bare Metal services to best solve their business need.

Successful candidates will have a strong knowledge of and proven experience in the creative development process and consistently deliver superior campaigns. We are looking for someone that is a storyteller, has an obsession with creativity, and a commitment to craftsmanship. Start-up mindset required.

Key Responsibilities

Develop original design concepts, global marketing campaigns and digital media production, oversee multiple projects through execution,
Manage and execute the design of brand, guidelines and marketing assets as prescribed by creative/marketing briefs
Convert rough ideas into visual prototypes (e.g., sketches, layout drafts) to illustrate concepts for creative reviews
Recommend, research and develop imagery (e.g., photography, design language) to support creative strategy, brand development, and execution.
Work with global Group web, product marketing, content and social teams to creative assets that drive awareness and customer engagement
Interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, digital marketing and the creative process with new platforms and technologies.
Act as a strong brand adovate with the ability to generate, share, and implement fresh, edgy new ideas
Colloborate on brand guidelines and ensure directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions
Provide visible support for leadership and help build a global, unified team mindset
Manage an internal creative team, external agencies and freelancers as needed
Prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term need while remaining flexible and poised if timelines, budgets, and availabilities change
Establish a process and tools to manage core assets globally
Required Skills and Background

8+ years of experience in creative leadership of a marketing department or agency
Bachelor's Degree in art, graphic design, marketing, communications, or journalism
Strong working knowledge of the fundamentals—interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, digital marketing and the creative process—as well as new platforms and technologies
Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term need. Timelines, budgets, and availabilities change—we need someone who can roll with it
Experience in delivering film, and video ideas across retail environments, events, the web, on device, and television
Portfolio a plus
Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite, InDesign and Photoshop, experience with Illustrator, and some understanding of coding for digital projects
Solid creative expertise in developing solutions in a variety of campaigns, across a range of problems and deliverables, including channels and mediums.
Up to date with the latest marketing and creative trends, identifying where OVHcloud can implement new initiatives
Intellectually curious and globally minded. Global creative management a plus.
Ability to work with global team that are dispersed across the world
Ability to coordinate with internal and external stakeholders while handling a diverse workload
Ability to manage time and resources efficiently while inspiring originality and creative thinking in the process
Thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving start-up/entrepreneurial environment

Company Description – About OVHcloud

OVHcloud™ is a global cloud provider that specializes in delivering industry-leading performance and cost-effective solutions to manage, secure, and scale businesses. OVHcloud provides a smarter alternative for bare metal servers, hosted private cloud, and public cloud solutions. Vertically integrated with its own network, server technology, and green data centers, OVHcloud operates more effectively and passes these benefits to its customers and partners. Openness, freedom of choice, and freedom to innovate are at the core of OVHcloud and what businesses depend on to run their most critical applications. Learn more about OVHcloud in the US is provided by a subsidiary of OVH, one of the largest European hosting providers with over 2,500 employees worldwide. OVH is trusted by more than one million customers across 138 countries, with a global network consisting of 28 data centers, 34 points of presence, and thousands of miles of dark fiber.

EEO Statement

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