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Associate Creative Director

About Us

Standing out in the world of advertising is no simple task. You need to be able to translate passion to convey significance. At Questus we look for people who take chances to invent imaginative ways to build brands. That sometimes means get-ting knocked down, standing back up and marching forward. This business re-quires taking risks. We will have your back the entire way.

At Questus we know that the best environment brings out the best in our people.  We defend collaboration, curiosity, risk-taking and honesty. This approach and culture have helped Questus create groundbreaking work for world-class clients such as General Mills, Capital One, Wyndham, Suzuki, Universal, Starbucks, and others.

Position Overview

The Associate Creative Director (ACD) is responsible for leading the creative team to deliver work that is on strategy, cuts through the clutter, is beautiful, on budget and on time.

This leadership role includes assigning teams, inspiring those teams to consistently produce exceptional work, and partnering closely with account management to ensure that our clients are more than satisfied with the quality of our creative, the value of our services, and our responsiveness to their needs.

To be successful as an ACD, you should be able to develop creative concepts and strategies that are insightful, relevant, innovative, and effective. Ultimately, an excellent ACD is a creative powerhouse with the ability to motivate and direct their team in the design and production of best-in-class solutions across different platforms.

Position Responsibilities

Creative/Hands-on Work (40%):

  • Support the Creative Director with the development of concepts, strategies, and client presentations

  • Help develop and review creative briefs that provide strategic insight and creative inspiration

  • Work with Art Directors and Copywriters to produce standout and strategically-focused concepts and campaigns

  • Take on appropriate projects and own them, start to finish

  • Manage and work independently, under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects

  • Participate in client meetings

  • Lead concept presentations

  • Share responsibility with planning to shape strategic branding

Management (30%)

  • Assign creative teams best suited for each project based on ability and workload

  • Manage workloads to maximize productivity of the team, ensuring that everyone is busy and billable

  • Work closely with creative, account and media teams to ensure that deadlines and budgets are met

  • Provide annual performance reviews, as well as ongoing feedback throughout the year

  • Identify and Interview prospective creative candidates

Leadership (30%)

  • Become the creative voice for your accounts

  • Develop good relationships with your clients

  • Work with account management to grow our business with existing clients

  • Work with Creative Director to address performance, workflow, and quality issues, and develop long-range plans for the creative team

  • Lead the creative teams in development of concepts and execution of all projects

  • Assure that all designers and creatives are trained and, where needed, mentored to maintain the standards and expectations of the agency and the client, and to meet their own career goals

  • Demonstrate to clients that you understand their accounts and marketing challenges and are responsive to the strategic and creative needs

  • Represent the agency at client meetings and social events as appropriate


  • 5+ years’ agency experience

  • BA degree (Advertising, Communications, Fine Arts or related field preferred)

  • A proven track record of creative ability and judgment

  • Ability to work collaboratively across all agency disciplines

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Successful experience in managing creative teams and multiple accounts

  • Proven track record of commitment to go the extra mile in time and effort to produce the very best work

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to with the subject line "Associate Creative Director." 



San Francisco | Orange County


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