Associate Creative Director

New York, NY

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

At EY Design Studio, our team of designers, researchers, technologists and strategists work together to create superior apps, websites and software. We approach projects with the insight and perspective that come with years of experience in user-centered design and development. We specialize in creating superior experiences that are supported by research, brand strategy, and a clear understanding of business and user needs.

The opportunity

Aside from the world-class user experience design we deliver to leading companies, what makes us unique is our fun, transparent, highly entrepreneurial and collaborative culture. You'll learn new technologies and client industries alongside a friendly team of Design professionals.

Your key responsibilities

As an Associate Creative Director (ACD), you will lead the creative vision, strategy, and delivery of multiple design efforts, while maximizing growth for individuals on the engagement team. You will understand the cross-functional needs of our clients and their customers, and translate those needs into clear, actionable, end-to-end creative strategies that connect the dots across multiple workstreams. You will define the conceptual direction for projects and collaborate across disciplines to ensure the delivery of compelling and usable digital experiences.

You will be a visible leader in the creation of design culture at EY, one that is built around the celebration of creativity, user-centricity, and diversity. Someone who can communicate strong principles and methods in experience and visual design disciplines plus have a strong command of related disciplines, including research methodologies. You will also serve as a mentor for other design practitioners, including several resources on the client side. You are a team leader who seeks to provide increasing levels of responsibility and identify opportunities for people to acquire new skills.

Skills and attributes for success

We are looking for an Associate Creative Director, who will be accountable for engagement deliverables across workstreams while leverage EY leading capabilities. Someone who will establish and maintain design standards on a global design system, utilization of design tools and frameworks, oversight of development implementations, and design QA. A leader who sets a vision in ambiguous environments and creates clarity out of chaos for the team. Someone who can establish the creative environment for the team to work and thrive in. A team member who builds strong relationships with clients; identifying opportunity areas and driving change and improvements. A team member who can work with engagement leadership and project managers to establish and maintain standards and practices, manage client and project expectations while serving as key day-to-day client contact for design and workstream teams.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, UX Design, Industrial or Product Design
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in the field with progressive leadership responsibilities
  • 3+ years' experience supporting complex, digital transformation projects
  • Proficient in Figma, Sketch, Abstract, Keynote, InVision and other creative design software
  • A portfolio that reflects design experience and leadership
  • The ability to travel outside of your assigned office
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Rich experience communicating and interacting with clients
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; writing, publishing and conference-level presentation skills
  • A passion for all things Design-related as well as other areas of design and innovation, including research
  • Knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies and be active in the design community

What we look for

We're looking for talented and collaborative Designers who love working with and learning from a multidisciplinary team and creating exceptional digital experiences together.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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