What is a Associate Creative Director?

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What is an Associate Creative Director?

An Associate Creative Director typically works under a Creative Director – these roles sometimes overlap with responsibilities, however, the Creative Director will have the final say in which projects are pushed forward and left behind. In this role, an Associate Creative Director will assist with the creative direction alongside the Creative Director by developing design concepts and campaigns for multiple projects. These individuals are great at effectively translating ideas by creating prototypes to illustrate the concept as well as providing project management for ongoing projects. 

Responsibilities of an Associate Creative Director:

  • Support the Creative Director by assisting with the development of strategies and monitoring performance of creative teams
  • Assisting the Creative Director with overseeing a creative team by providing guidance and project management on various projects
  • Ensuring projects are meeting budgets, timelines, and requirements 
  • Helping creative teams overcome obstacles & working closely with the Creative Director to offer creative solutions

Important Metrics for these Creative Leaders:

  • Client Satisfaction Ratings
  • Estimated Project Budget vs Actual Project Budget
  • Estimated Project Time vs. Actual Project Time
  • Productivity
  • Schedule Variance 

Associate Creative Director Salary

US Based, employer-reported data for a Associate Creative Director:

  • 25th Percentile $76.9K
  • Average $93.4K
  • 75th Percentile $110.3K
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