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Sohil Jain

District of Columbia, United States

Website Designer + Framer Developer.

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André Duarte

Portugal

Branding, web & product design specialist

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Studio Nika

Barcelona, Spain

We design brands that bring joy to the world.

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Boris Vicanovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brand Strategist and Designer

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Hannah Tung

Toronto, Canada

Visual brand design & digital experiences

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Celia Mesa

Barcelona, Spain

Bringing Brands to Life with Humanized Content ✨

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Gizem Onan

İstanbul, Turkey

Framer Expert and Creative Lead

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Carmel Kundai Makaya

Kenya

I'll help you clarify and share your story online.

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Leanna Griffin

North Carolina, United States

Brand & Website Design for Head-Turning Businesses

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Alex Yem

San Francisco, United States

Always making something...

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Fatima Zehra

Toronto, Canada

🪄 Conjuring magic, one brand at a time.

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Haley Helmold

Chicago, United States

creating minimal & memorable brands

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Maia Anderson

San Francisco, United States

The "Social Media Therapist"

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Samantha Glassman

Miami, United States

Graphic + Brand Designer, Content Creator

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RELIVENT STUDIOS

Chesapeake, United States

Positioning Your Brand to Occupy & Dominate

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Ken Shew

Los Angeles, United States

Innovative Brand Strategist & Designer

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Peter Ian Fazon

Houston, United States

No room for designs that don't give one hundred.

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Johanna Valdez

Philippines

Creative Director

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Darya Batyr

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Creative UI/UX & Brand Designer 🔥

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Carly Mack

Dallas, United States

Inspired by the past, creating for the future

Common projects for Creative Directors

Developing and executing brand strategies and marketing campaigns.

Overseeing the creative process for product launches or rebranding initiatives.

Guiding the design and content of websites and digital marketing materials.

Creating visual concepts for advertising or promotional materials.

Directing photo or video shoots for brand promotion.

Coordinating with marketing, sales and product development teams to ensure brand consistency.

Tips for working with and hiring Creative Directors

Clearly define your vision

Ensure you clearly communicate your brand's vision and goals to your creative director. They need to understand your brand's core values to execute a successful creative strategy.

Check their portfolio

Prior to hiring, review the creative director's portfolio to ensure their style aligns with your brand. Look for their ability to create impactful brand identities and marketing campaigns.

Ensure good team dynamics

A creative director will work closely with your team. Make sure they have strong leadership and communication skills, and can foster a harmonious and productive work environment.

Use Contra's platform for communication and reviewing work

To ensure a smooth workflow, use Contra's platform to communicate with your creative director and review their work. This will help keep all project-related discussions and files in one place.

How to hire Creative Directors

Define your needs

Understand your brand's vision and goals and communicate these clearly to your prospective Creative Director. This will help them devise a creative strategy that aligns with your brand's objectives.

Post a detailed job

Post a detailed job on Contra, including information about your brand, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist candidates based on their skills, experience, and cultural fit for your project.

Conduct interviews

Interview shortlisted candidates. Ask questions about their experience, approach to creative direction, and how they handle various aspects of the creative process.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right candidate, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Creative Directors

1. Can you describe a project where your creative direction led to a successful outcome?

2. How do you handle feedback and revisions during the creative process?

3. What is your approach to leading and collaborating with a team?

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Freelancers on Contra come across very professionally. They actually seem to read your job posting and have directly relevant skills, which isn’t always the case on most other freelancer sites. On Contra, freelancers who matched with my job seemed to have the relevant skills I was seeking.


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Frequently asked
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A freelance Creative Director oversees all creative aspects of a campaign or project, from ideation to execution. They collaborate with various teams to create marketing strategies, brand identities, and promotional materials that align with the brand's vision.

A freelance Creative Director oversees all creative aspects of a campaign or project, from ideation to execution. They collaborate with various teams to create marketing strategies, brand identities, and promotional materials that align with the brand's vision.

Hiring a Creative Director on Contra allows you to access top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their portfolio, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

Simply post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Creative Directors who match your needs can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of Creative Directors and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Creative Directors use a variety of tools depending on the project's needs. This can include design tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, project management tools like Trello or Notion, and communication tools like Slack or Gmail. They might also use specific tools for content creation, social media marketing, or other specialized areas.

Projects that require a Creative Director typically involve shaping the creative strategy of a brand or campaign. This can include overseeing the design and content of marketing materials, directing brand strategies, guiding product launches or rebranding initiatives, and more.

The cost of hiring a Creative Director on Contra ranges from $15 to $40 per hour, depending on the complexity of the project, the director's experience and skills, and the project duration.

Freelance Creative Directors are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra. The funds for each milestone are released after client's approval of the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days.

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