08 Aug
Creative Services Manager
Utah, Provo / orem

Essential Functions:
The Creative Services Manager (CSM) conceptualizes and designs the visual identity of the College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) and its constituent departments. The position requires a brand strategist, strategic thinker, viewer/listener advocate, and design intelligence. Critical to the position’s success is the ability to visually and graphically portray strategic messages associated with the work of the college using text, photography, video, and other media forms to promote and enhance the work and values of the disciplines of fine arts and communications in the eyes of all of its key publics. The CSM will be responsible to work in project-based environments with deans, chairs, directors, and faculty to be a problem solver and a collaborator, and must be able to aid administrators and faculty by translating key ideas and messages about programs within the college to effectively market the arts and build the academic reputation of the college.
Ongoing Management and Development of CFAC and ARTS Branding
Consults with college deans, chairs, directors, and faculty to determine visual requirements for projects and internal needs
Creates and refines the creative brief, the vision document that creates all guidelines for forthcoming messaging
Working as a member of the Marketing and Relations Committee (MARCOM) the CSM integrates visual branding into the college print, web, and social media platforms.
Responsible to create messaging and platform strategies
Designs and maintains the look and feel of the college brand
Participates in major brand brainstorming sessions for BYU ARTS Events
Leads the creative aspects of design projects to completion and manages outside creative resources where necessary
Works with others to select advertising/marketing ideas and messaging directions to pursue and execute, ensuring all branding elements are unified and coherent throughout the organization
Is the quality control filter for all visual and verbal communications associated with a brand or advertising campaign
Meets regularly with internal and external vendors to collaborate, pitch ideas and campaigns and receive feedback
Management of Creative Services Team
Proactively organize work-flow to meet deadlines and budget
Manages designers and copywriters providing feedback, direction and instruction. Oversees and direct all creative services projects.
Directs and mentors the Creative Services Team including students
Meets with the Marketing Services Director often to report on strategies, progress, budget, processes and potential Improvements
Creating Deliverables (Designing, Writing, etc.)
The CSM is responsible for the design and execution of brochures, posters, fliers, and web-based and social media
Creates online visual design, including branding, visual concept, and icon design, for the college and its departments
Qualifications:Excellent design skills, with the ability to understand and visually communicate the culture and disciplinary values of the fine and performing arts and communications
Excellent project management skills
Demonstrated successful design, integration and delivery of projects on time and within budget
Skilled in design of digital campaigns and other online retention programs and campaigns
Understanding of and experience with design for the campaign process, providing direction and leadership, and creating deliverables that meet strategic objectives
Experience in creating promotional materials that can be utilized in various platforms (print, web, digital signage, multimedia, social media, TV, radio, etc.), as evidenced by portfolio review
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including copywriting
Strong conceptual skills, including online software concepts and online experience concepts
Understanding of and experience in corporate branding
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
Ability to organize, oversee and give artistic direction to student designers
Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and lnDesign
Skilled in Web UX and UI
Strong ability in user-oriented web design and related technologies such as HTML and CSS
Required:BA in graphic design
Extensive experience in designing, branding, and crafting stellar products for companies/consumers
Expert-level design skills and knowledge, including but not limited to graphic design, photography, etc.
Ability to handle and brainstorm several marketing campaigns at once
Experience pitching or presenting creative concepts and gathering and incorporating feedback
Experience crafting stories and storytelling expertise
Experience managing client-based needs
Strong background in graphic design, audience relations, and marketing and should be comfortable working with teams of people in project-based environments
Preferred:BFA in graphic design
Experience managing large campaigns and/or budgets in entertainment, media, or publishing spaces.
Experience in campaigns that include video (promotions/commercials, pre-roll, short-form/social, etc.)
Submission for Portfolio Examples can be hard copy or suggested website(s)
Employee Class: AdministrativeWork Location: Provo CampusEnvironment: General office or other equivalently good environmentPhysical Exam Required: NPhysical Exam Details: None neededDesired Start Date: As soon as possibleJob Close Date: Open Until FilledPay Level: 53Approximate Starting Salary: $59,200 - $76,800 DOQDocuments Required at time of Application:
Required: Letter of Recommendation 1, Letter of Recommendation 2, Portfolio Examples - Up to 10, Resume
Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

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