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McDermott Creative Services Director in Houston, Texas

Title: Creative Services Director

Location: USA-Texas-Houston

Job Overview:

The ideal Creative Director will provide leadership to the team and be the go to resource for all creative ideas and direction. Be able to unify and lead the department as a company resource.

Creative Services Director will implement and utilize highly creative vision and talents to oversee all creative output. Will lead a team of innovative designers, in collaboration with our writing, digital, marketing, and client services teams, to produce to provide exceptional messaging, products, innovative designs for integrated, multi-platform use across McDermott’s digital, and print media to both internal and external customers.


  • Ensureall creative materials are aligned with the overall visual identity andstrategic goals

  • Overseethe creative workflow process keeping it current and efficient

  • Developand manage creative ideas and concepts

  • Preparecomprehensive creative strategies which result in desired outcomes for theclient utilizing creative brief direction, offered from Marketing andCommunication team members, internal clients, and the design team

  • Partnerwith Marketing, Corporate Communications, Events and other internal departmentsto develop, enhance and implement efficient processes and procedures whichproduce a quality product

  • Assistwhen needed in assigning and scheduling projects to appropriate individuals;prioritize and direct workloads; manage product workflow

  • Provideguidance and creative direction to designers

  • Prioritize,track, handle and maintain records of elements, costs, and time schedules formultiple projects.

  • Manageand assist team to meet deadlines

  • Managehardware and software resources for department; stay current on latesttechnology

  • Buildstrong relationships with clients and other departmental teams

  • Assistin maintaining and updating materials and presentations for client touchmeetings

  • Overseefinal assembly of produced projects into completed design to ship to client forfinal approval. i.e. Annual Report

  • Mentorand coach design team to enhance their level of performance and develop theirskills

  • Conductyearly performance evaluations and provide performance feedback on a timelybasis.

  • Providecreative direction, oversee, update and maintain company website

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of ten years of designexperience, including a minimum of three years of design for the Web anddigital media

  • A minimum of 5 years managing andleading a team of designers

  • Experience as a Graphic Artist andIllustrator

  • Demonstrated expertise with visualidentity and branding

  • Knowledge of related technologies, suchas collaborative workflow systems, digital asset and content management toolsi.e. Asana

  • Knowledge of applicable intellectualproperty, image permissions, copyright and trademark requirements

  • Bachelor’s invisual design, digital arts or a related field (equivalent professionalexperience will be considered).

  • Strongmanagement and leadership abilities

  • Ableto motivate others; give clear and specific instructions to team and to others

  • Strongpersuasion and presentation skills

  • Strongverbal and written communication skills

  • Stronginterpersonal skills

  • Successfulin fast paced environment with multi-tasking skills; well organized

  • Proficientin Creative InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Knowledgeable with CreativeCloud suit

Company Overview:

McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions—from the wellhead to the storage tank—to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

Job Field: Communications (Comm)

Job Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Direct / Regular

Job Posting: May 13, 2019, 9:51:30 AM

Requisition ID: 1905589

McDermott is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.