Associate Creative Director

McLean, VA, USA

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of over 24,000 people with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as an Associate Creative Director. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

EPAM partners with leading global companies to imagine, design and engineer software and customer experiences that transform businesses. As a senior leader on EPAM’s Experience Design team, an Associate Creative Director plays a key role in helping to shape and define the design solutions that we bring to our clients. She or he also takes responsibility for important aspects of design team management, including direct oversight of more junior design professionals. The ideal candidate is collaborative, experienced, professional, and highly motivated to constantly up their design game, and that of the team that they work with. This individual will be joining a large but tight-knit team: big egos and spotlight seekers need not apply!


  • Work with project leadership to plan approach, overall timelines, and deliverables for projects;
  • Play a key role in driving team culture by being a source of knowledge, a planner of events, and a consistent and compelling voice who helps shape the team’s design ethos and POV.


  • BFA/BA/BS in Design, Interactive Media, Art or related field (or other formal training);
  • 10+ years of professional studio/agency experience (interactive agency experience is a must);
  • 3+ years in a creative/design leadership role within an interactive agency;
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Sketch;
  • Ability to motivate a diverse team of designers and Art Directors at varying levels of professional and design maturity;
  • Innovative and contemporary design approach with a strong portfolio that reflects a depth and breadth of experience;
  • Unique design voice and the ability to help more junior designers find and express theirs;
  • Solid understanding of the design process, and how it fits in to an experience design approach that includes content strategy, user experience and front and back-end development;
  • Significant experience estimating projects and contributing to scopes of work and other pre-sales documents;
  • Natural collaborator who seeks opportunities to include members of other teams;
  • Strategic thinker who can remain focused on the bigger picture while managing a team that is focused on the day-to-day;
  • Strong communication skills that extend from internal team to client-facing;
  • Ability to articulate and sell creative concepts;
  • Strong partner to other Experience Design leads (UX, Content Strategy) as well as to Client Services and Project Management leads;
  • Empathetic and inclusive;
  • Naturally solution-oriented and able to quickly adapt and offer ideas as project needs change.