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Freelance Associate Creative Director, Art

Detroit, Michigan, United States

We’re looking for an Associate Creative Director with a background in art direction who will manage a largesacle automotive account. We’re seeking someone who is a highly conceptual problem solver, an articulate presenter of ideas, a builder of strong client relationships, and a storyteller who will convey our clients’ messaging in new and ground-breaking ways. You’ll have the chance to join a team that creates award-winning work for national and global brands across social, traditional, and earned media.

You’ll be someone who values mentoring and managing teams of junior creatives, leading by example, with a keen eye for organization and detail. You’ll motivate the team and keep them focused on the task at hand – but you’ll still love getting your hands dirty managing the creative process and work alongside them. You will work closely with project management, production, and account teams to help keep the work running smoothly.


  • Develop and execute concepts that align with the creative brief
  • Oversee projects from concept to completion in addition to being a hands-on creative
  • Collaborate with creative directors, copywriters, producers and other team members to flesh out and refine creative concepts and executions
  • Create production-ready designs and layouts
  • Establish the look/tone/feel for campaigns and executions
  • Convey ideas through well-designed presentations and idea boards
  • Translate content ideas into storyboards, shot lists, casting specs, set and wardrobe recommendations, etc.
  • Attend shoots to ensure all the visual components are captured
  • Review rough cuts and convey clear, actionable feedback to editors and producers
  • Incorporate feedback from Creative Directors, teammates and clients with precision and a positive attitude
  • Ensure all visual campaign components adhere to brand guidelines


  • 4-6+ years of experience working in a senior art director/or ACD capacity
  • Ability to familiarize yourself quickly with the client’s brand standards
  • Comfort with juggling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently and accurately with Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) as well as presentation tools such as PowerPoint
  • Must be self-motivated, hard-working, well-organized and deadline-driven
  • Knowledgable about emerging media, trends and philosophies in design, technology, social media, storytelling and engagment
  • Experience working in the automotive industry is preferred (not mandatory)
  • Must have a portfolio (may include spec work and unproduced concepts)
  • Bonus skills: UX/UI, animation, photography, retouching, content creation, videography, editorial design

About Us 

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Agency A-List in 2020 and Best Places to Work in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2019. The firm earned 25 Lions at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit  

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Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.



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