San Francisco or New York (Hybrid)

Design Director | Job # 13455

Date of Posting:

May 15, 2022

Length of Assignment:


Pay Rate:

DOE Salary

Job Description:

Are you a skilled Design Director who has experience working with renowned brands to create experiential marketing campaigns? Artisan Creative seeks a Design Director to join an award-winning experiential marketing agency. This opportunity is full-time and hybrid in San Francisco, CA, or New York City, NY. Please apply if you are located in either city and if you’re comfortable with a hybrid work arrangement.

About you:

  • You’re skilled in 2D graphics and understand branding, digital, and print design
  • You’re highly knowledgeable in the design process and understand small and large print formatting
  • You have experience with creating concept development, innovative designs, planning, and presenting designs for various marketing projects
  • You’re a skilled design leader who helps mentor, inspire, and direct teams and promotes growth

As a Design Director, You Will:

  • Effectively communicate and work cross-functionally with the strategy team, creative team, and external partners to ensure that your inventive designs/solutions meet the client’s needs
  • Maintain professionalism can while working in an agile and fast-paced environment
  • Present and come up with cutting-edge designs and solutions by constantly elevating the projects.
  • Manage the design executions from concept to completion by coordinating the various projects with the creative team
  • Conduct research and present it to the team to ensure that your creative vision is well understood and executed
  • Showcase your understanding of a brand’s identity, guidelines, typography, stock imagery, illustrations, and other visual systems to ensure visual authenticity to the specified project
  • You will be the expert by collaborating with the account team and clients to help build a trusting relationship
  • You will demonstrate your leadership and mentoring capabilities by providing guidance and feedback to designers, freelancers, and others


  • BA degree in Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, or similar field7-10+ years of experience in a creative leadership role or within a digital agency or experiential marketing agency
  • Are you skilled in Adobe Creative Suites, 2D graphics, 3D modeling software (Sketchup, AutoCAD, Rhino, Cinema 4D, etc.), and presentation programs (Key Note, PowerPoint, Google Slides)?
  • Do you have a portfolio that showcases relevant brand work from concept to completion?
  • Can you work cross-functionally with various teams?
  • Do you have experience working with fabricators, printers, developers, installers, technical directors, A/V vendors, lighting designers, and other design professionals?
  • Are you a skilled leader who can provide guided feedback and delegate work?
  • Are you curious and keeping up to date with design trends?

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Please provide your resume, portfolio or URL where applicable as well as three references for consideration. Additionally, please provide 3-5 bullet points as to how your experience best relates to the requirements. Unless specified, roles are not open to relocation or remote candidates and only local candidates will be considered. Thank you.

Applicants for roles within the City of Los Angeles please note: “Pursuant to the Los Angeles City Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories.”

Applicants for roles within the City of San Francisco please note: “Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction warrants.”

Artisan Creative’s Bio:

Core Values: Accountability | Agility | Trust | Communication | Enthusiasm

We have spent the last 25+ years in creative staffing and recruitment helping candidates find both freelance and full time roles in the Print, Digital, Broadcast, Marketing, Social Media, and Communication fields.

We work with a variety of clients from Advertising and Design agencies to in-house marketing and communications teams in the Entertainment, Health and Beauty, Fashion, Financial, Social, Technology, and Manufacturing verticals to name a few. 

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