22SQUARED Creative Director, Art Salary in the United States

How much does an Creative Director, Art make at companies like 22SQUARED in the United States? The average salary for Creative Director, Art at companies like 22SQUARED in the United States is $209,824 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $182,281 and $237,367. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does an Creative Director, Art do at companies like 22SQUARED?

Department: Creative Services
Reports to:   Group Creative Director


The Creative Director helps transform great ideas into leading-edge award winning creative. You collaborate daily with your partner and GCD along with strategy, technology, production, media and account management departments to ensure that projects are running smoothly and the creative vision is realized. You wow our clients with your unique and engaging presentation style. You are responsible for oversight on accounts and large projects as required. You will mentor younger talent and challenge them to grow and learn the processes of being a successful award-winning creative.


We embrace the creative department essence: We are storytellers. We solve business problems with stories that evoke emotion and ignite conversation.



  Champion the creative vision

  Communicate effectively in visual, written and interactive formats

  Diffuse problems and offer sound, strategic solutions on behalf of 22squared and our clients

  Responsible for sound, strategic thinking for integrated campaign work

  Display infectious curiosity, at all times

  Obsessed with current trends and the latest advances in the technological space

  Consistently tell engaging stories, no matter what the channel, even if that means creating a new channel

  Manage client relationships during projects

  Contribute to the new business activities of the agency

  Strong presence with clients and within the advertising community

  Interest in, and insight into, the creatives working underneath you in order that you may inspire and motivate them in proper ways

  Provide leadership and direction to team members as they create concepts and execute solutions for clients

  Regular check-ins with direct reports on status of their projects

  Conduct monthly one-on-ones with direct reports

  Conduct annual appraisals with direct reports to review performance and discuss goals for the coming year

  Adhere to 22squared policies regarding licensing of images, videos, music and fonts


  Education from a Design or Graphic Arts school for BA/BS in Advertising, Marketing, Arts, English, Creative Writing, Journalism or Writing for Mass Communication preferred

  A versatile portfolio that includes work in tv, print, digital, social, out of home and events preferred

  10+ years of advertising agency experience preferred

  Experience managing at least one creative team is required

  Award-winning work is a plus

  Recognized expertise in the industry’s top award shows preferred

  Robust knowledge of advertising fundamentals, including brand development, strategy, storytelling, design, new/emerging platforms and technologies

  Successful experiences working with, and presenting to, clients

  Understanding of client motivations that encourages them to buy great work

  Mastery of craft and respect for creative excellence

  Ability to coordinate with project management to allocate creative resources

  Skilled in critique and constructive criticism and ability to manage and supervise both art and copy

  Accountability and self-development

  Mac OS experience preferred

  Excellent computer skills in relevant software packages. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud apps is required. Knowledge of Google apps is a plus

  Position requires local and overnight travel (up to 20 to 30% of the time)

$182,281 Low Average $209,824 High $237,367

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the 22SQUARED Creative Director, Art in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $182,281 to $237,367 with an average total cash compensation of $209,824. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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