Do you have advertising coursing through your veins? Do you thrive on crafting ingenious ideas and copy that commands attention and leaves people wanting more? We’re on the hunt for a creative mastermind who has brilliant ideas with a knack for cleverosity. You thrive on developing concepts and turning them into visionary designs and witty lines. You think strategically and inspirationally. As the driving force behind building campaigns, brands, motion, and digital projects, you’ll lead with gusto—guiding clients, overseeing projects, and orchestrating teams to bring big ideas and brands to life like nobody’s business. We’re looking for a creative star who understands the intricacies of the B2B tech world and enjoys the fast-paced, multi-project agency lifestyle. Someone who can unleash creativity, captivate audiences, and shape the future of storytelling. And, yeah, you should be good at design, too.

 

About Our Culture

We’re a small (but mighty) creative agency based in San Francisco and Stockholm. Our niche is to transform B2B and tech companies into brave brands and we work with our clients on a range of creative services including brand strategy and development, campaign development, event marketing, outdoor advertising, and much more. Our team is tight-knit and we love what we do. We like to do great work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We focus on collaboration to produce results that work, which means we leave our egos at the door.

Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Push and guide agency and clients in forward-thinking concept creation and design
  • Lead collaboration, brainstorms, and concept sessions with multiple teams or clients for campaigns, creative concepts and copy, and activations
  • Have oversight and accountability of projects from start to finish by ensuring top quality of all creative deliverables and taking on the role of brand guardian for clients
  • Concept, design and copy development for integrated campaigns that meet the business goals of our clients (print, digital, ooh, environmental, motion)
  • Develop and translate strategies into high-quality brands, developing new brand systems or designing within an established brand identity from design and copy to production
  • Collaborate with digital UX strategists and UI designers and developers to extend brand concepts to web experiences
  • Develop client-creative relationships that instill trust, respect and understanding
  • Lead client relationships by representing the agency’s creative ‘product’–selling concepts to and consulting with clients
  • Be accountable and oversee the vision and production of the ‘creative product’ and development of high-quality design and assets within client brands
  • Lead, manage, and mentor art directors, designers, freelancers and interns to foster a positive and supportive growth-oriented environment
  • Strategize, support and implement organizational, cross-functional, creative team process & planning, and client goals and objectives
  • Production development, management and oversight
  • Work independently and cooperatively on multiple simultaneous projects with teams (may include 5 or more), meeting deadlines and budget constraints, and scheduling project implementation based on workload
  • Support on new business efforts, pitches and presentations
  • Stay on top of advertising, design, B2B marketing and industry trends, and connect with the design community

Skills and Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience of proven experience in concepting, designing and copywriting for advertising and branding projects with a portfolio that showcases a breadth of work that drives business results

  • 8+ years leading projects, teams, and consulting and presenting to clients

  • 7+ years experience in an agency environment

  • 5+ years managing creative team members supporting and mentoring their growth

  • BA/BFA/MFA in advertising, design or similar discipline

  • Master proficiency in Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Figma, Google Suite

  • ADing and creating motion (After Effects, Premiere) experience preferred

  • Excellent proficiency in print and digital production, web design concepts (grids, wireframes, UI/UX, etc)

  • Web prototyping (Principle), 3D-modeling (Cinema 4-D), Illustration, photography experience a plus

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills that work well with a multidisciplinary team

  • Excellent presentation and verbal communication skills and an ability to sell your work to clients

  • Passion for the field of advertising, branding and design and up-to-date with new design technologies and trends

  • Creative problem solver and can-do attitude

  • B2B experience and agency experience

  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills to work efficiently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

6 signs that you are the right candidate

  • You are a creative problem solver–you have an entrepreneurial spirit and you act proactively.
  • You have a doggedly curious spirit.
  • You are fun to work with–and you have great people skills.
  • You love design and using creativity as a tool to help elevate brands and drive business growth.
  • You like working in a small environment with a flat organization where everyone’s opinion is respected. In other words, the idea of Team Skona always coming first appeals to you!
  • You embrace discomfort – you think outside the box and are open to new ideas, types of work, and ways of doing things.

Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • 401(k) plan matching

  • Paid federal company holidays + winter holiday closure

  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs

  • Competitive vacation policy

  • Commuter benefits

  • Weekly team lunch and snacks provided

Salary Range

$120,000 – $140,000

Sköna is an equal-opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Sköna does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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