Commercial Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Leasing & Management

Creative Director

Job Description

Franklin Street is currently seeking a Creative Director to join our Marketing Team in Tampa, FL. 

The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field of study or 10+ years working as a professional designer.  A strong and consistent portfolio of design demonstrating deep understanding of typography, color, and layout is required.

Franklin Street is a family of full-service real estate companies focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise, and experience of each of its divisions—Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Property Management, and Project Management—Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide.

Make your next career move with Franklin Street.  With seven lines of business and six offices across Florida and in Atlanta, that perfect opportunity you’ve been looking for is here.  We believe in hiring a mix of experienced and new talent to join our team of professionals.  Whatever your expertise, wherever you are on your career path, Franklin Street is your destination for success.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs creative work to ensure work is delivered on time, on budget, and to a high-quality standard.
  • Acts as a source of knowledge and ideas for all things creative, providing value-added insights on how to represent Franklin Street to the public. Consistently delivers fresh ideas and designs to support strategic campaigns across, digital advertising, print advertising and email platforms.
  • Continually researches and understands the latest design trends of UI/UX through market and customer research and maintains website relevancy to industry competitors. Consistently seeks opportunities for personal and professional skill development to assist in providing services to grow the brand.
  • Communicates clearly & ensures deadlines are met for all projects.
  • Evolves the initial creative brief from concept into creation, collaborating with team members to execute impactful messaging backed by on-brand design.  Obtains all project details for each creative job request, including content, call to action, inspiration images, project parameters and due date.
  • Creates and oversees Franklin Street’s branding guidelines, acting as internal champion of brand standards across offices.
  • Oversees Franklin Street’s website, including managing any third-party web services providers, updating all imagery and creative maintaining brand integrity and messaging.
  • Oversees graphic team and guides them to create and provide templated designs for marketing materials across business lines such as collateral, digital assets, signage, email, video templates and various other materials.
  •  Directs creative deliverables behind innovative marketing initiatives such as podcasts and video series.
  • Oversees and directs all designs & coordination for exhibit booths and dynamic collateral for events and trade shows.
  • Maintains a network of local and national printers and vendors to assist with Franklin Street-hired projects.
  •  Direct and support storyboarding various videos and, at times, direct photo/video shoots.
  • Manages development of all creative assets including digital (web & social), print (brochures, sell sheets), trade show support, photography, and video.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to organize use of time on deadline-driven efforts, exercise sound judgment and work in a self-directed manner.
  • Identifies problems, provides solutions, and implements changes as necessary to ensure creative services are effectively delivered.
  • Extensive experience in the following programs and a willingness and ability to learn new software programs:
  • Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and/or Premier)
  • WordPress
  • Social Media Scheduling Software such as Sprout or HootSuite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Prezi
  • Adept at project management with the ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and turn projects around quickly.
  • Extremely strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically; ability to conceptualize and execute projects.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes quickly; always willing to roll up sleeves and get things done.
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills who works well within a team and independently as needed.
  • Consistently displays a high level of ownership, attention to detail, self-motivation, initiative and follow through with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Education and Technical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field of study or 10+ years working as a professional designer.
  • A strong and consistent portfolio of design demonstrating deep understanding of typography, color and layout.

Learn more about Franklin Street and our award-winning culture at www.FranklinSt.com.

Driven by Our Clients, Guided by Our Expertise. Franklin Street offers results-driven, customized real estate solutions with a proactive client-first approach. We are a full-service firm with a small firm feel. From capital and insurance, through sales, leasing, and property management, Franklin Street is fully committed to delivering the integration, expertise, and support you need to succeed.

Drive, Passion, Commitment. We are fiercely dedicated to fostering an environment that promotes our core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, hard work and innovation. We have high expectations for ourselves and others and care profoundly about supporting and celebrating our teammates and communities.

We are one TEAM.  At Franklin Street, we pride ourselves on our culture. We are committed to our communities and operate as one team, one family.

We are invested in you.  We encourage our team members to strengthen their capabilities and are invested in the success of everyone’s career.

We win big and celebrate. We take the time to enjoy the progression of each other’s achievements and recognize our collective success.  In our culture, hard work comes with exceptional rewards.

Franklin Street offers competitive salaries, medical – including additional discounts, dental, and vision benefits, disability, and life insurance, 401(K), paid time off, and holiday pay. We also love working together to help the community through our company sponsored philanthropy events. 

Must be able to successfully pass pre-employment (post offer) drug screen and background check.

Franklin Street and Lighthouse HR Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, or any other classification protected by law.

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