Creative Director

South Carolina Bar

The South Carolina Bar began in 1884 as the South Carolina Bar Association, a voluntary organization of approximately 200 lawyers. The South Carolina State Bar was created in 1968. The two organizations were merged in 1975. Currently the Bar has a membership of more than 16,000.

Position Details

Creative Director
Columbia Metro
Columbia, SC


Responsible for leading creative development and brainstorming efforts, and ensuring quality control of final creative deliverables. Convert strategic goals and objectives into actionable design solutions; manage workflow and oversee production schedules. Supervise design staff. Coordinate with Marketing Manager.


1. Lead creative development efforts affecting visual layout, copywriting, and design consistency.

2. Engage in creative/brainstorming sessions with design staff, Bar staff and marketing staff.

3. Manage the workflow of design team, to include collection of design briefs and assignment of projects, coordination of production schedules, and project management.

4. Ensure quality control of final creative deliverables, in support of the Bar’s overall marketing initiatives and objectives for its programs, seminars & conventions.

5. Perform layout and design duties and produce Web-based, email marketing and print pieces as needed, including but not limited to, section and committee newsletters, law related education competition materials, annual publications such as Perspectives, the Convention brochure and collateral materials for various Bar projects and campaigns.

6. Work with Communications Director and staff to identify existing deliverables in need of redesign across divisions as well as new pieces to enhance existing projects.

7. Assist with production of annual reports, to include leading cover design efforts, in rotation with design staff.

8. Maintain proficiencies in graphic design and print and electronic publication.

9. Co-manage design intern with Marketing Manager.

10. Other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, graphic design or related field; minimum of five years of experience in desktop publishing, graphic design and art direction; experience working with printers; ability to communicate effectively and work with staff to achieve creative initiatives and objectives; and ability to manage multiple deadlines.


Previous experience designing educational or association programs; experience in graphic design, to include software such as QuarkXpress, InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop). Some CMS experience. Supervisory experience.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Executive Director

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