Project Leader – Design Services

Core Creative is seeking a Project Leader for its Design Services* division to be the liaison between the client and the agency design team. An effective problem-solver on a day-to-day basis, the project leader must be adept at anticipating problems and recognizing opportunities.

*Core’s Design Services division is focused on managing a single, large client – this division currently has over 30 employees.


  • Acts as the primary client contact for assigned projects, developing relationships with clients and working closely with them to learn their business and communication needs
  • Regularly checks for and responds promptly to all client communications, including calls and emails
  • Schedules both staff and freelance designers in order to meet stringent deadlines set by the client
  • Has a thorough understanding of the planning, creative and production processes
  • Proactively gathers the necessary information to plan and implement each client project
  • Provides timely issuance of all documentation: project initiations, creative briefs, estimates, timelines, meeting summaries, and status reports
  • Manages time and financial resources to ensure client projects are on time and on budget
  • Checks and approves creative/production materials, copy, layouts, and production art, and coordinates client approval of same
  • Proofreads all text and corrects spelling, usage and grammatical errors
  • Resolves original copy queries directly with the copywriter, and amends text files
  • Proofreads all files produced by the design staff; annotates PDFs and/or edits in word files using software edit/markup tools
  • Maintains working knowledge of pertinent software and peripherals needed to complete work


The project leader position requires superior project management skills. S/he must be a conscientious team player and a good organizer. This person also demonstrates excellent verbal and written communications skills. The project leader is a creative problem solver, exhibiting initiative and a take-charge attitude. A minimum of three years of related experience preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Starting vacation/personal time: 11 days per year
  • Holidays: 10 days per year
  • Sick time: 6 days per year
  • 50% health insurance and partial deductible reimbursement
  • 100% dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance
  • Access to vision and short-term disability insurance coverage
  • FSA/HRA 401(k) employer contributions
  • Profit-sharing
  • Mobile phone and data reimbursement available
  • Flexible work arrangement with the ability to work from home or at our office in Walker’s Point
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