Bluecadet is looking for a hands-on, strategic thinking Creative Director to lead and mentor our multi-disciplinary experience design team in the design and production of exceptional spatial experiences. Based in our Philadelphia headquarters, the Creative Director ensures the quality of the creative concepts and the work produced, in addition to serving as a strategic partner to our clients. You should be adept designing original, artful, experiences that blend the digital and physical in new and unique ways.
Bluecadet is an award-winning, internationally-recognized experience design agency focused on producing transformative digital products and environments. We work with cultural institutions, universities, and mission-driven organizations and brands. Past clients include MoMA, Harvard, Princeton, The Smithsonian Institution, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
This role is based in our Philadelphia office. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Proactively and respectfully lead, mentor, motivate and collaborate with a team of designers, architects, technologists, and content developers.
Foster an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration and creative problem-solving
Advocate for innovative processes and technologies across projects; excitement about new trends in technology but interested in real creative value, not just hype
Push for new uses of media in spaces, especially opportunities beyond screens
Comfortable with close client collaboration, and willingness to workshop, sketch, and discuss concepts at every level
Not afraid to get your hands dirty, whether that be diving into hand-sketching, shooting film, producing a motion study, or even writing a little code—whatever it takes to push for the most interesting solutions
Draw from a range of experience and references in and out of our field, including knowledge of best-in-class media projects alongside art, film, installation, etc—let your passions push us forward
Direct design of digital and spatial experiences for high-profile museum and cultural institutions
Incorporate sound strategy & visitor insights into designs and ensures our internal processes, training, and knowledge-sharing reinforce this perspective
Serve as a strategic partner to clients
Play a key role in presentations to both existing and potential clients
Be accountable for the quality of all creative deliverables for the complete length of the project
Seek to raise Bluecadet’s industry profile
Work with company leadership to develop growth plans for your team
History of successfully executed projects in a leadership role
8+ years of experience designing or writing for award-winning interactive digital media
Adept at articulating concepts across a wide range of mediums
Strong leader with the ability to manage multiple clients and projects
Knowledge of digital technologies and how they can be used to support superior user-centered experiences
Skilled at clearly presenting design approaches to the team and client
Ego-free leadership style proven to motivate
Adept at mentoring others in developing, communicating, and selling industry-leading concepts to clients
Exceptional ability to understand, communicate, and develop creative solutions that address specific client goals
Solid understanding of and appreciation for the distinction between creative expression and business objectives
Up-to-date portfolio that includes recent successfully executed projects (please include portfolio link)
Bluecadet offers competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) participation, paid time off, company holidays, paid parental leave, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, growing and fun environment. We have a gorgeous office, a relaxed dress code, and encourage work/life harmony.