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The Opportunity


This is an associate level creative director position. This person is already leading projects, teams and content today, but is also still looking to grow many other dimensions of being a creative director. The person will lead project work and be involved in generating and developing content. Think of this role more as a senior designer that has already begun the transformation as a coach/player into a full creative director role. The type of work we expect to engage this Associate Creative Director will focus on future passenger experience and airplane development work as well as many of Teague’s growth categories in transportation and mobility.

Why We Need This Position

In the design world, the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts. The secret ingredient is successful collaboration among multi-disciplinary teams. It takes a very particular type of person to serve as a liaison between designers, management and clients, to guide the creative process, and draw out a diverse team’s individual talents. With the right person at the helm, the results can be truly spectacular.

Who We’re Looking For

You are a big-picture visionary who can define and guide a project’s vision, ensure that the vision is aligned with TEAGUE’s other creative departments, and express that vision clearly and persuasively to management and clients at all organizational levels. In addition to being an effective and articulate liaison, you’re a gifted mentor and manager, excited to help designers develop their strengths and well-versed in inspiring others to come up with creative solutions. Yes, you love to design, but what you love even more is harnessing the wide-ranging talents of a highly motivated, multifaceted group of creative types and optimizing them to create results. You have a strong aesthetic and point of view, which comes into play when facilitating and leading internal design critiques with your project team, as well as others. You not only value your colleagues, but you develop productive long-term relationships with clients. You contribute actively to the development of proposals that establish budgets, performance expectations and resourcing requirements and are happy to assist in developing business opportunities with core clients. Finally, you have the technical knowledge to get the job done. If you’re passionate about the idea of helping to build TEAGUE’s dynamic creative culture, we want to hear from you.

What You Will Be Doing

You will engage in a wide range of work across exciting growth categories including; aerospace, commercial space, autonomous automotive, urban air mobility, travel & tech, and many other categories. So, this means we are designing the future of…airplane interiors & passenger experience, space vehicles, space habitats, new automotive vehicles experiences, autonomous electric flying vehicles, hyperloop rail travel experiences and more.

You will partner with Business Development & Program Management teams to pursue and/or respond to new client and project opportunities. You will help craft compelling POV’s that highlight the opportunity to build a new and better world. This includes leading and supporting pitches, writing proposals, and communicating the value of Teague.

You will partner with Project / Project Management and Business Development, and leaders to lead projects. You understand the skills, capabilities and experience needed to execute the work and partner with project managers to assemble amazing teams and foster a strong teaming dynamic.

You will drive strategic conversations for the client’s business and project opportunities. You are comfortable working through ambiguity, shaping a clear path forward, and guiding clients and teams through research, strategy and design work.

You are a natural design leader that is accomplished leading teams, clients and projects AND you still like to roll up your sleeves and create amazing content. You are a player/coach that continues to grow into leading larger, more complex, multi-disciplinary teams and projects.

What We Just Said, Now in 5 Bullet Points (a.k.a. Essential Qualifications):

Experience: Bachelor’s or master\'s degree in a design field from an accredited school; 5-8 years applicable experience in a corporate or consulting office, including time in a creative direction or senior content lead role; management experience

Special skills: understanding of aviation design a plus; strong sensitivity to form development; understanding of current tools, technology and practices and how best to incorporate them

Passion: Helping to build a thriving, innovative and cohesive creative community

Role: Helping clients envision the future and then figuring out how to bring it to life

Personality: collaborative, motivated, creative, inspiring, visionary

*NOTE: This role must be compliant with ITAR regulations, therefore requiring a U.S. Person status.

TEAGUE is currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a Washington State based company. All employees must reside in the state of Washington and be able to access one of our studio locations in the greater Seattle area when we return to work in our hybrid/remote work approach.

Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package offered including 4 weeks paid time off and up to 10 paid holidays throughout the fiscal year.

At TEAGUE, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We search the globe to find and attract top talent from diverse backgrounds and value unique perspectives and experiences.

TEAGUE is an EEO/AAP employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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