Creative Director MirrorballNew York City, New York, US
Executive Creative Director
We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Executive Creative Director with exceptional leadership abilities to join our team of innovators and instigators. We expect this person to become an instrumental player in the future of our agency and we hope to find the perfect addition to our close-knit family of creatives.
Mirrorball strives to shift paradigms and take clients and companies to places never-before-considered appropriate in the landscape of experience design, branding and marketing. Your primary responsibility will be to inspire, lead, and motivate our team to create break-through human experiences that evoke intense emotions intended to result in long-lasting, positive memories. It is these important memories that help people live more fulfilled lives and make better-informed decisions about what they purchase, where they go, and what they do.
The Mirrorball creative department is responsible for the creative strategy, development and output involving the following disciplines:
- Experience design
- Engagement strategy
- Content creation
- Architecture & design
- Immersive theatre
- Spatial design
- IRL & digital integration
- Graphic design
- Video and motion graphics
- Interactive design and user experience
What the position looks like…
Mirrorball develops and activates multi-dimensional concepts that are sometimes temporary, and sometimes permanent. We work in both IRL and digital environments and often we integrate both.
Mirrorball is known for taking an unexpected approach to our work, by utilizing science, psychology, and art. We are on a continul mission to find new ways to create deep narratives that provoke, inspire, and make people think differently about the clients and companies we serve.
We pride ourselves on being a learning and teaching environment. We encourage all team members to build their individual knowledge and share it with others. In this leadership position, you will work to develop and mentor new and existing team members by modeling the best skills that make world class creative thinker and doers. You will also live out your obsessive desire to seek out emerging talent across the entire creative spectrum.
As an agency leader, you will communicate our creative philosophies and approach publicly through speaking engagements, public relations, and the continual winning of industry awards.
You are an innovator who is fueled by the relentless pursuit of what’s next in popular culture and by the excitement of the unknown. You have an insatiable appetite to feed your creative soul by experiencing first hand whatever is the latest in music, art, fashion, and technology - or whatever trips your trigger. Your personal inspiration is critical to inspiring others.
As an intuitive thinker who can arrive at solutions when others struggle, you will bring your own unconventional approaches and ideas that will continue to foster our non-conformist culture and bleeding edge approach to human engagement. You will have a burning desire to create unconventional solutions for the complex challenges while staying on-strategy and keeping the creative process in alignment with client business goals and objectives.
You are a master of delegation and diplomacy; you know all the tricks of the trade to avoid scope creep, over-delivery, and cost-control. You enjoy getting your hands dirty to bring an idea to life, but you also understand that micromanagement is slippery slope.
You will have a minimum of 10+ years of design, creative direction, and leadership experience which clearly reflects your ability for conceptual and on strategy work.
You have been a leader in either experience design or architecture or both. You have effectively led teams of creatives and you have a deep and broad understanding of how a creative department works. You have already learned from a variety of mistakes from which you have great lessons to share.
- Participate in management of the company as part of the executive team
- Determine staffing plan and overall reporting structure for the creative dept
- Review existing and develop new departmental processes and practices
- Work with project management on estimating, including labor, materials and external vendors
- Lead brainstorms and strategy sessions
- Attend and participate in client meetings including strategy sessions and pitch presentations
- Working with project management, you will develop scopes of work including labor costs, deliverables, and timing
- Conduct ongoing performance reviews for all creative staff
- Promote a culture of departmental teamwork and collaboration
Mirrorball is an NYC-based Experience Design agency. We strive to enhance the way brands, retailers, attractions, institutions and hospitality businesses participate in our lives. Our family of strategists, creatives, writers and producers share a sacred bond, rooted in our passion for contributing to and impacting popular culture.
As participants ourselves, we naturally approach our work with an immutable advocacy for the people our clients look to serve. We aspire to create cultural relevance with everything we touch without ever becoming invasive or contrived.
Utilizing a proprietary framework of science, psychology, and art, our concepts are baked with deep narratives that evoke intense emotions intended to result in long-lasting, positive memories. It is these powerful memories that help people live more fulfilled lives.
We are most passionate about Experience Design in all of its forms from IRL to digital. We also love brand strategy, design and architecture, and product innovation. Whatever the assignment may be, our work is intended to move people at their core.
For over 14 years world-class brands and companies including Perrier, Dos Equis, General Electric, Jack Daniel’s, Pepsi, L’Oreal, and Harley-Davidson have put their confidence into Mirrorball to create new opportunities to deeply connect with the people their businesses touch.
MIRRORBALL CORE PURPOSE
To design experiences that move people emotionally, provide powerful and positive long-lasting memories and to leverage these experiences to impact and influence the evolving culture of which we are active participants.
MIRRORBALL CORE VALUES
Seek Inspiration, Learn & Share
We encourage everyone to get out there and experience everything! We are sponges that are on a constant mission to explore and discover what’s next. We want you to be inspired, but most importantly we want you to inspire each other, mentor each other and share your knowledge with those around you.
- Feed Your Personal Passion
Mirrorball is the place to let your freak flag fly! We feed our personal passions and infuse them into everything we do. We will also celebrate each other’s passions as we fuel our collective energy so that it remains contagious.
- Be Courageous Innovators
We are brave innovators, originators and mavericks. We push boundaries, go further, and create the most unexpected original ideas and concepts in the industry.
- Promote Teamwork & Positive Attitude
We show up with a positive attitude ready to work and support each other. Together we conquer whatever challenges are put in front of us. Everything we achieve will be a result of our collective energy and participation.
- Show Kindness & Empathy
We demonstrate kindness and empathy for each other, our partners, our clients, our office pets(!!) and the people whose lives we hope to impact with our creativity.
- Be Thoughtful and Concise
We work with precision. We are thoughtful, concise and transparent with direction and deliverables. We move together, united with consistency and at a steady pace to ensure new people and projects come aboard with ease and nothing is ever left behind.
- Be Awesome, Be Accountable
We have the utmost integrity and honesty for everything we do and touch. We will set goals and hold ourselves accountable to each other, our partners and the clients we serve. And we shall hold them to our same standard.