Graphic Designer Manager

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Posted
Jul 25, 2018
Closes
Aug 24, 2018
Ref
9201BR
Hours
Full Time
Position Overview
The Single-Family Marketing and Communications team is seeking a creative leader to direct our growing creative function supporting our Single-Family business. As a vital part of our Single-Family Strategic Marketing & Communications team, you will direct all graphic and website design, copy, video, animation, photography, promotional assets and more. You are a creative force, with marketing savvy and strong leadership presence, who can work across many teams and understand the nuances of daily project management. You have proven experience to lead a team of creative staff and establish and execute design philosophies. Further, you can translate concepts easily to all stakeholders to sell your ideas. From concept through execution, this candidate will improve our user experience by bringing our brand to life. You will also directly manage our talented creative staff.

Responsibilities Include:
* Manage the overall creative direction for the Single-Family business.
* Establish and evolve the creative function’s growth model, structure, processes and working tools.
* Collaborate with Strategic Marketing & Communications team to support content marketing (blog, social media assets, and more) and other needs.
* Bring new ideas for design and content creation to the team using your expertise and eye for great design.
* Create and maintain a highly creative, flexible and collaborative atmosphere and culture, promoting continuous improvement and innovation.
* Support creative staff with development opportunities and a hands-on understanding of work processes from start to finish.

Basic Requirements
* 8-10 years of experience in marketing communications or advertising, proven experience as a Creative Director – ideally in an agency setting
* Four-year degree from an accredited college or university
* Expert in Adobe Creative Suite or similar technologies
* Proven ability to lead and inspire strategic creative development
* Highly knowledgeable of digital and traditional media, emerging trends, digital creative tools, and user experience




Preferred Skills
* Great communicator, both in conveying design best practices and project details/ideas across all levels of the company
* Idea generator and problem solver with excellent communication and organizational skills.
* Creative, detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
* Must be a team player and proactively contribute to a positive team atmosphere and company culture


Closing Statement
Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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