Creative Lead

Position Title: Creative Lead
Reports To: Managing Director, The Finished Line
Location: Bolton


Who we are

We focus on the details. We deliver the exact. We are the definition of precision.
We are The Finished Line (TFL) – an independent, multi-function creative, execution, and production art studio that believes in being “On The Mark”. This is the philosophy that guides us and it’s a guarantee that comes with every project we undertake. From industry-best pricing and quick turnaround times, to unyielding dedication to confidentiality, scalability, and quality, it’s the driving force behind our service excellence. How do we make sure we’re always on the mark? By living up to our four brand pillars: on brand, on time, on brief, and on the money!


Who we’re looking for

Due to a new client engagement, we are adding to our team! We are a fast-paced environment, where the ability to think quickly on your feet, adapt positively to change and demonstrate well-organized thought and work processes are considered great assets.

To fit into our culture you must be team-oriented, fun, friendly, energetic, honest and respect others and their ideas.

The Finished Line’s office is located in Bolton, Ontario.


Essential duties and responsibilities

• Manage the process of project briefings, work standards and responsibilities and timelines as it relates to digital/print creative solutions

• Responsible for leading creative across a range of digital and print disciplines

• Deliver appropriate creative solutions

• Maintain design standards

• Generating ideas that determine the overall creative approach

• Ensures that client artwork is delivered to specification, on time and within budget

• Assists in the creation of mock-ups of art work for client approval

• Executes revisions in a timely manner

• Ensures that all work is error free

• Performs color correction, photo retouching and manipulation

• Prepares, names and files all images according to studio specifications

• Produces technically accurate and content-correct material within defined timelines to meet design expectations and requirements

• Stay knowledgeable of current design trends/ processes


Key competencies:

• Ability to direct, lead and assist a small team of designers

• You have the ability to create meaningful design solutions that match client objectives, on time and on budget

• You are a creative leader with a knack for understanding production standards

• You look at alternative ways to approach solutions and ideas

• You are an awesome team player and value the input and feedback from others

• You are extremely proficient in programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and PowerPoint



Education and/or experience

• You should have a minimum of 10 years of graphic design experience with production art sensitivities. You will have experience in an advertising, marketing or creative studio environment

• You will have completed a degree or diploma in graphic design or a related field