Creative Director

New York

Posted on Oct 13 2023

Turner Duckworth New York is looking for an experienced, seasoned leader who can effectively inspire world-class creativity, and instill confidence in clients and their brands. We are looking for ambition—someone who is interested in driving original, culturally definitive work that stands the test of time, and who shares a nothing-but-the-best-will-do mentality.

Internally, you demonstrate a proven ability to recognize and nurture potential. You lead work that consistently succeeds commercially, critically, and socially. You are curious, inventive, ideas-driven, and you seek those qualities in others. You’re aware of cultural and creative trends, but consciously choose to forge a new path. Your expectations are sky-high, but you’re able to help your team rise to meet them. Your direction is clear, but you’re able to suggest as well as you prescribe. You lead with rigor but flex when necessary.

Externally, you understand our clients’ objectives and challenges, and you help generate strategic, creative solutions to solve them. You champion our work, knowing that only the best will ever be good enough, and you can deliver a persuasive argument to support it. You can answer any question or criticism with confidence and thoughtfulness, especially under pressure. You’re also a good, active listener that can adjust your mindset in support of a larger goal.

Growth matters to you. You’re interested in the larger community and industry — whether writing, speaking, or judging — you’re up for helping to grow our profile. You’re connected to a larger network of designers, motion designers, typographers, illustrators and photographers, and have the desire to help grow our creative team and their skillsets.


Lead design teams at a brand level to deliver strategic creative and design solutions with a commitment to and eye for impeccable craft
Direct projects, including creative sessions, crits, selection, and refinement
Confidently and effectively present to array of audiences (including large groups, C Suite, clients)
Guide, direct and mentor team to deliver creative excellence
Partner with account team(s) and support the creation of effective and accurate proposals
Hold a working knowledge of design team resourcing, and be a part of its orchestration

Skills + Requirements

10+ years of experience working in design and/or creative agency
4+ years of leading creative teams
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strategic thinker with a problem-solving mentality
Ability to simultaneously juggle multiple clients, projects, workstreams, and deadlines
Understanding of a variety of working styles and personality types


Open time off policy
Flexible hybrid work plan
Generous medical, vision & dental insurance
401k matching
Supplemental health & wellness package
Charitable donation matching
Sponsored social and cultural events
Professional growth & development programs
Membership to Marcel’s custom AI platform


Full-time position
Report to Executive Creative Director
Location: New York, New York


$121,000 - $204,500 annually. This is the pay range Turner Duckworth believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and Turner Duckworth reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time.

Turner Duckworth is an equal opportunity agency. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or veteran status.

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