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Associate Creative Director

User Experience | Addison, TX | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

About Working for Bottle Rocket:

We are a rapidly growing mobile development company at the forefront of the app revolution. We have developed and released over 50 high profile, interesting apps for companies like NPR, PBS, Discovery Channel, Disney, American Express, AARP, Bravo, ESPN, SPIN Magazine, BET, History Channel, as well extremely popular games such as Doodle Bomb and Annoying Orange Kitchen Carnage. Our apps are regularly featured in the press and have received critical acclaim. We estimate that over 15 million people use the apps we have built. These apps are just the tip of the iceberg. We continue to push the envelope of design and architecture and have literally dozens of new projects you may find very interesting.
 
Of course, such high visibility and growth comes with its own challenges. Our services are in such high demand that we need the most talented individuals, such as yourself, to continue to grow our brand, our organization, and our skill sets. We can offer you as much challenge as you can handle! We have been wildly successful because we work hard for our clients, our end users, and for each other. We have staffed our teams with "A" players that do not accept anything less than the best from themselves and each other. This allows us to continually improve our work, our processes, and our vision.
 
If you are interested in more than just a 9-to-5 job, are excited by working on a team of committed individuals, and want to make a difference in a young organization, then this is the place for you! This position is not about years of experience, industry background, or academics. It is about building great products, building great teams, and being excited about going to work every day!

We offer competitive salaries and have a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision. We are a successful business and one of the most experienced app developers in the market. Come join us!

 

Description:

The Associate Creative Director manages the creative big picture of a project as well as leads team members. He/she will also be designing themselves and must have a strong knowledge of design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and InDesign.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading a team
  • Assisting in hiring, mentoring, development, growth, planning and strategic direction of creative resources
  • Taking full ownership of creative concepts for pencils to delivery
  • Working with our clients to implement brand strategy and standards

  • Concepting and visual design for iPhone, iPad and other mobile platform apps

  • Translating design and requirements documents into User Interface Prototypes using a variety of tools and software

  • Lead creative and work with teams to create UI designs, information architecture documents, intuitive app flows and use case testing

  • Involvement in all phases of project lifecycle including requirements gathering, user analysis, IA, GUI design, testing and implementation

  • Graphic production - create art assets for iPhone, iPad and other mobile apps

  • Design and creation of custom controls, icons, interfaces, etc.
  • Work directly with large brands to present ideas and concepts

  • Brainstorm features, new app concepts and feature sets

  • Pencil sketches (hand skills are a plus) and ideation of apps



Requirements:

  • MUST have experience in leading creative teams / Art Directors and Production Artists
  • MUST have created concepts from scratch
  • MUST have extreme Photoshop skills (expert or close to it)
  • MUST have solid knowledge of HCI, navigation and usability for UI design
  • MUST have mobile or interactive UI design experience and be able to show work
  • MUST own an iPhone (and have owned it at least a year)
  • MUST provide a link to online portfolio or jpegs of work you have created
  • MUST be able to manage timelines, work on multiple projects at once, enjoy diversity of work, enjoy challenges
  • MUST be a Mac user




Bonus Points:

  • Designed multiple iPhone apps that we can see in the app store
  • 3D experience
  • Game design

  • Flash experience
  • Unity 3D experience
  • Video production experience
  • Held/hold a current Associate Creative Director or Creative Director level role in a creative/design/development company