Director, Digital Experience
Development | Portland, OR | Full Time
You are a technological creative who makes the magic happen using both sides of your brain.
You not only understand creative concepts, but have an instinct-level ability to see where inspiring digital fits in to take an idea from good to unforgettable. You live in the digital landscape and know all the latest trends, understanding how they can be used by brands to communicate with consumers. You’ve built your career using this knowledge to collaborate with clients to help them reach their goals.
Your ability to speak developer, digital and creative helps you fill a pivotal role as one of the masterminds behind the future of experiential, retail and product development.
You’ll report to one or more of the Partners, there’s only two and they’re both great.
Our Digital Experience Director:
Manages internal digital teams; acts as mentor to help educate, organize and track team growth. Strategically assigning work across teams, while ensuring both quality relationships and work.
Establishes consistent weekly, quarterly and yearly meetings with team to evaluate work and relay agency expectations.
Defines, implements and leads the overarching digital strategy for the agency, identifying key platforms and technology solutions.
Identifies possible Revenue Streams: product development, apps, proprietary processes and collaborates with teams to implement
Works closely with the executive team on new business pitches, determining the technical approach and recommended platforms and solutions. Work with account leads to pitch digital solutions, resulting in account growth and confidence.
Provide thought leadership to the rest of the agency in emerging digital trends and technologies. Consistently research new technologies that will enhance the work both creatively and financially
Works with creative and strategic leads to craft solutions that meet the clients’ needs. Oversees all digital and experiential projects for Agency
Translates creative vision into a coherent digital strategy that will enhance the client portfolio and product. Partner with brand creative leads to bring their concepts to life through great digital experiences
Works with the strategy team to assess measuring tools, new media and platforms for interactive, mobile and social.
Creates and implements new optimization methods to improve the customer experience
Promotes the Agency’s digital capabilities: From photo booths to projection mapping to ecomm, marketing sites, mobile apps, VR, interactive installations and wearables
Provides innovative solutions that are technology based. Integrates the technical team into the agency’s creative and strategic processes
Meets regularly with department heads to ensure digital team is meeting expectations and to ensure overall effective communication
Partners with the Technical Lead to ensure quality and consistent digital executions
Please walk in with:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Design or Technology preferred
8+ years of experience leading a creative or technology team delivering innovative and effective development solutions, preferably at an agency
A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills
The ability to move fluidly between the digital and creative arenas while providing solid communication and partnership with both areas
A strong technical background but with an understanding of creative design
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
Effective, clear and concise presentation skills
Ability to interact and collaborate with other departments within the agency to solve problems
*Some after hours and weekend work required
*Occasional travel required