Associate Creative Director

Posted on 5/8/2024

Critical Mass

Critical Mass

1,001-5,000 employees

Global digital agency creating connected digital ecosystems

Data & Analytics
Consumer Software
Real Estate


San Jose, CA, USA

Required Skills
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Photoshop
  • Advanced English Proficiency (B2+ reading, writing, and conversation)
  • 9+ years relevant experience in a high-velocity production studio, digital design production shop, and/or agency organization
  • Advanced proficiencies within Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, with practical knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite’s ecosystem of content creation software
  • Advanced proficiencies in Figma
  • Experience in DCO frameworks
  • Experience building and mentoring highly productive teams
  • Experience in high-scale output and design and a proven track record driving new initiatives through an organization
  • Experience with content at scale technologies
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fluid, and ever-changing environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Visual Design Advertising Design or related field or equivalent experience in advertising and/or digital agencies or startups is a plus
  • Lead, mentor and grow the Production Design team toward quality, consistency, and excellence
  • Lead from a production POV, DCO efforts that span from display all the way into video
  • Support the performance review process with regular team meetings, portfolio reviews and 360 bi-annual feedback
  • Collaborate with the Creative Team to bring their ideas to life with best practices and brand standards being top of mind
  • Collaborate with other discipline team leads to coordinate their requirements and needs within the system
  • Collaborate with 3rd party vendors that may be supporting any effort within their proprietary MarTech
  • Collaborate with world class in-house brand studios and their leads
  • Create production solutions elevating our abilities to create
  • Create scalable programs that will enable performance marketing campaign to easily scale and be manipulated into testing frameworks
  • Create regular opportunities to stay current within the tech stack of production design tools, including platforms focused on creative automation and latest trends in the design and advertising industry
  • Create a positive environment where creativity and positivity can flourish every day

Critical Mass is a global digital agency that leverages data, AI, design, media, and tech stacks to create connected digital ecosystems and unparalleled experiences for leading brands. Their technologies include data, AI, design, media, and tech stacks.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Calgary, Canada



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Professional Development Spending Account that can be used for conferences, courses, subscriptions, books

Competitive pay and benefits

Match charitable donations up to $100USD

Flexible, reasonable work-from-home arrangements whenever possible