Portland, United States

Associate Creative Director - Art

At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

Creatives at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insight to create and bring to life beautiful ideas that move the world. Skilled storytellers and conceptors, they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop labors of love that delight customers and deliver results for clients. 

The Associate Creative Director team will approach every brief with fresh eyes. Avoiding familiar solutions, the Associate Creative Director will create and inspire work that is distinctive, effective and truly remarkable. As the Associate Creative Director, with a background as an Art Director, you will set creative direction and offers hands-on guidance throughout client team projects, while displaying a cohesive understanding and can execute principles that make innovative and effective digital communications.

Our Portland studio collaborates with clients to create distinctive experiences. Whether we are developing a service, launching or redefining, we start with purpose and translate that into memorable projects. Partnership is the basis of our practice; we understand the context and culture that our clients operate in and use creativity to solve challenges and deliver results. From strategy to art and copy to technology, our teams across a range of disciplines work with world-class organizations that want to shape the future.



  • Contributes to strategic development of a well-defined creative brief and any additional briefing documents, speaking with client directly where necessary
  • Leads by example to consistently inspire creative colleagues to originate world-class, pioneering ideas that conceptualize world-class solutions
  • Generates useful, usable ideas across all existing and emerging digital platforms
  • Sets creative direction and offers hands-on guidance throughout client team project
  • Foster progressive thinking and the pushing of boundaries
  • Utilize state-of-the-art techniques and contribute to thought leadership activities
  • Stimulate professional development and inspiration within the team
  • Creatively leads new business pitches, being the person directly responsible for ideas and creative work



  • You have a compelling portfolio of distinctive work that spans storytelling and product/service design
  • You have exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive experience with all the relevant software packages and hardware (for design, animation and film) and a working knowledge of emerging platforms
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience managing and mentoring teams
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience working in a creative environment


AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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Associate Creative Director - Art — Portland


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