CREATIVE TEAM TITLES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThis document is an overview of the titles and responsibilitiesof the members of ...
CONTENTSGeneral Skills						pg 3Junior Designer Requirements				           pg 4Designer Requirements				pg 5Senior Designe...
GENERAL    Designing for the Conference Industry:           The broad field known as “design” is transforming rapidly. The...
EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role           • 0-2 yrs. experience           ...
EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role           • 3-5 yrs. Experience           ...
EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role           • 5+ yrs. design experience     ...
EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role           • 5-10 yrs. client facing design...
EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role           • 10+ yrs. Experience in the fie...
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Creative Teams Title Structure

  1. 1. CREATIVE TEAM TITLES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThis document is an overview of the titles and responsibilitiesof the members of IIR’s creative teams. It was created as a jointeffort between the Human Resources and management teams.
  2. 2. CONTENTSGeneral Skills pg 3Junior Designer Requirements pg 4Designer Requirements pg 5Senior Designer Requirements pg 6Creative Services Manager Requirements pg 7Creative Director Requirements pg 8
  3. 3. GENERAL Designing for the Conference Industry: The broad field known as “design” is transforming rapidly. The conference industry, like almost any other SKILLS is ever-changing in its approach to create, maintain and present better designs to its consumers. Being a designer at IIR demands a constant knowledge of what is happening in the field of design and how it pertains to the conference industry. Task Execution: In order to execute tasks as a member of one of IIR’s design teams, designers are required and/or trained to execute any of the projects that present themselves in the department’s project pricing list. This in- cludes a full spectrum of design capability from basic content editing to the creation of advanced designs over extended periods of time. Designers are also expected to “perform up” which means to demonstrate some of the qualities of the title tier immediately above their own. Talent: All designers are expected to bring a level of skill to their position that is unique in that it requires an interpretation of what a client asks into some form of visual communication. Therefore the success of a designer at IIR is at least partially determined by the feedback from their clients.While clients may judge the “raw talent” of any member of the design team there is a list of general skills that enable the deisgner to perform on IIR’s staff in the first place which clients are almost totally unfamiliar with. The skillsets are listed below: WEB DESIGN TEAM PRINT DESIGN TEAM Technical Sklllset: Technical Sklllset: Web desingers are required to have at the very least a Print desingers are required to have at the very least a broad understanding of the following: broad understanding of the following: • Adobe Creative Suite application package • Adobe Creative Suite application package • IIR’s custom-made Content Management System • Branding and logo design (Rainforest) • Production and prepress • Relevant coding approaches (CSS, Javascript, HTML, etc.)
  4. 4. EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role • 0-2 yrs. experience • general understanding of how the department contributes to the success of each division • portfolio should show examples of creative talent as well as the ability to use the appropriate software applications BREADTH OF RESPONSIBILITY | Degree of responsibility for impacting other roles • proficiency in appropriate design software applications • executes all basic design assignments NATURE OF WORK • ability to demonstrate basic design skills on a professional level • ability to complete design assignments from start to finish JUNIOR COGNTITVE THINKINGDESIGNER • basic understanding of work requirements • executes tasks COMMUNICATION | Type of communication and to whom the role communicates on a regular basis • strong visual communication skills required • appropriate communication skills for a professional environment SCOPE OF IMPACT | How responsible the role is for the successful performance of other roles, the department, division and/or company • impacts team’s results regarding deadlines and quality LATITUDE FOR DECISION MAKING • managerial control • executes basic tasks for self
  5. 5. EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role • 3-5 yrs. Experience • general understanding of how the department contributes to the success of each division • knowledge of the divisional structures and how creative acts as a service team as well as a partnering team BREADTH OF RESPONSIBILITY | Degree of responsibility for impacting other roles • ability to demonstrate a mastery of the relevant software applications to ensure client satisfaction NATURE OF WORK • creates and manages their own designs autonomously • execute advanced design projects from start to finish COGNTITVE THINKINGDESIGNER • understands well-defined goals and sets priorities to reach goals • ability to quickly learn, adapt and contribute to projects effectively COMMUNICATION | Type of communication and to whom the role communicates on a regular basis • strong visual and verbal communication skills required SCOPE OF IMPACT | How responsible the role is for the successful performance of other roles, the department, division and/or company • impacts results regarding deadlines and quality • handles advanced design projects from start to finish autonomously LATITUDE FOR DECISION MAKING • managerial control • executes advanced tasks for self
  6. 6. EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role • 5+ yrs. design experience • detailed understanding of how creative contributes to the success of the company BREADTH OF RESPONSIBILITY | Degree of responsibility for impacting other roles • Provides leadership to less senior designers and to clients • Aids in overall departmental efficiency by multi-tasking through others NATURE OF WORK • creates and manages their own designs autonomously • execute advanced design projects from start to finish • should be able to execute multiple advanced design projects from start to finish in a proficient manner • can manage others who are assigned more basic tasks COGNTITVE THINKING • understand group’s direction to set and align personal goals SENIOR • ability to aid in the lead of multiple projects DESIGNER • ability to understand basic strategic thinking COMMUNICATION | Type of communication and to whom the role communicates on a regular basis • Strong verbal communication skills and written skills required • Should be able to contribute to the improvement of the overall process of the group at some level SCOPE OF IMPACT | How responsible the role is for the successful performance of other roles, the department, division and/or company • Impacts team and company results regarding quality and overall efficiency • Should be able to understand basic business goals behind the execution of design tasks LATITUDE FOR DECISION MAKING • Basic managerial direction • Makes process decisions independently
  7. 7. EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role • 5-10 yrs. client facing design experience preferably within the conference industry • detailed understanding of how team functions on a project management level and how this contributes to the success of each division • ability to resolve client facing project management challenges BREADTH OF RESPONSIBILITY | Degree of responsibility for impacting other roles • provides leadership to creative team • develops and facilitates workflow solutions • plays a central role in design projects NATURE OF WORK • provides leadership to creative and divisional teams regarding workflow • creates successful and exciting designs COGNTITVE THINKING • understands both team and divisional direction, sets and aligns personal and team goals. CREATIVE • strategic creative thinkerSERVICES • understands role of creative as it aligns with the overall business vision MANAGER COMMUNICATION | Type of communication and to whom the role communicates on a regular basis • strong verbal and written communication skills required • communicates with designers and divisions regarding project management • must be able to validate communication with “numbers” (reports, budget, feedback, etc) SCOPE OF IMPACT | How responsible the role is for the successful performance of other roles, the department, division and/or company • impacts team and company results regarding quality and overall efficiency • ability to communicate to upper management in “dashboard” fashion to report on overall condition and activity of the creative teams LATITUDE FOR DECISION MAKING • managerial direction and review • predominantly self-managing with strategic input from upper management • executes plans for self team • informs strategy on needed process/policy adjustments
  8. 8. EXPERTISE | Depth and breadth of skills/experience required to perform the role • 10+ yrs. Experience in the field of design • understanding of the conference Industry • ability to manage form development on a strategic level • strong negotiating relationship building skills • strong team management skills • stratregic creative thinker BREADTH OF RESPONSIBILITY | Degree of responsibility for impacting other roles • leadership responsibility for one or more department (s) • supervises creative teams • skills are to be consistently applied on a strategic business level such as working on design language over multiple product categories • the design work often spans over multiple products that also show how consistent brand language was successfully applied throughout NATURE OF WORK • provides vision, leadership and innovation to design and divisional teams • ability to use external influences like branding or business goals and turn them into relevant design proposals that drive concept designCREATIVE COGNTITVE THINKINGDIRECTOR • understands the creative teams’ goals to develop, evaluate modify goals to meet its objectives strategic needs • inderstands how brand creates value COMMUNICATION | Type of communication and to whom the role communicates on a regular basis • sophisticated communication skills required to inform and influence internally and externally within the company, as well as dealing with partners • responsible for providing the ‘right form for the product’ – for IIR this means content, layout, function and language suggestions • has good methodologies on how design language initiatives are derived from strategic business requirements SCOPE OF IMPACT | How responsible the role is for the successful performance of other roles, the department, division and/or company • responsible for all fundamental creative and design across teams and divisions LATITUDE FOR DECISION MAKING • broad managerial guidance • self-managing • establishes policies and goals for teams and divisions based on company’s goals and direction.
  9. 9. THANKS.

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