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Associate Creative Director, Art

Mullen Communications

Mullen Communications

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

We are champions of positive dissatisfaction.
Dissatisfied with the way it’s always been,
with handcuffs and limits and rules,
with insights that aren’t insightful,
and with creative that doesn’t make you feel.
We believe dissatisfaction is the mother of reinvention.
That’s why our mascot is the octopus.
It’s the only organism on the planet that routinely edits its own genetic material
to adapt, innovate, and thrive.
It outsmarts the competition by constantly changing.
It reinvents, repeats, reinvents, repeats.
And so do we.
In a world where the most innovative brands grow faster than the competition,
we are, pound for pound, the most effective agency in the world. Eleven years running.
MullenLowe: Always Be a Challenger.

Position Overview

The Associate Creative Director (ACD) assists in managing the process of creating high quality, creative advertising materials. They act as a client liaison by presenting various stages of work to the client. They are brand stewards who understand the brand and business challenges, coming up with creative solutions. ACD's actively mentor their team members by providing developmental opportunities.


  • Develop 360 campaigns from beginning to end that are on brand and on brief
  • Ideate, conceptualize, and art direct with a strong strategic creative sense.
  • Craft designs to produce effective broadcast, digital, and experiential campaigns.
  • Collaborate effectively with Writers, Visual Designers, Experience Designers, Content Specialists, Creative Technologists, and Producers
  • Demonstrate strong presentation skills, regularly presenting your own work
  • Proactively keeps abreast of trends and technological advances
  • Contribute to and participate in new business pitches
  • Supervise junior team members, providing feedback, guidance, and development opportunities
  • Manage large creative presentation decks from multiple teams, handling creative assignments from development through production
  • Manage pieces of business with minimal oversight
  • Find creative opportunities where possible even if they haven't been assigned.


  • Four-year degree required.
  • 6+ years of agency or marketing experience.
  • Expert in MAC software and Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Extensive experience partnering with Creative peers
  • Track record of creating opportunities and developing impactful work
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Industry awarded work preferred
  • Please submit a link to your work when applying.
  • Ability to develop, challenge, and inspire people to do their best work, to think creatively, to adapt, innovate, and thrive.
  • Ability to recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an agency. Building teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve agency goals. Where they are seen, heard, and valued.
  • Other duties as assigned*

The salary range for this position is $135-$165K. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience and qualifications.

The work is never perfect, so how could we ask that of our applicants? What we do seek out at MullenLowe are original thinkers with a thing for unconventional ideas that solve tomorrow’s big problems. Is that you? Check doubt at the door and apply for the roles that will excite and challenge you in new ways.

EEOC Statement:

At MullenLowe U.S., we believe openness is fundamental to creativity. We’re open to different approaches, perspectives, and ways of thinking that come from working with people from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, and we don’t believe we can get to the best place creatively without them. We strongly encourage women; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals; LGBTQ+ individuals; people with disabilities; people of all ages and religion; members of ethnic minorities; foreign-born residents; and veterans to apply.

We do not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Black At MullenLowe:

We signed a pledge with In For 13 to be the change we want to see in the advertising and production industry by elevating the representation, inclusion, and advancement of Black talent across our agency. We stand committed to this pledge and our goals to continually evolve into a workforce rich with diversity of thought, experiences, perspectives, and people.

You must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this role.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: disabilityaccommodations@mullenlowe.com - please include your location in the subject line of your email (BOS, NY, LA, WNS)

MullenLowe is an EEO/AA M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.
MullenLowe participates in E-Verify.