Creative Director

New York // Creative

Creative Director

About You

You’re an experienced, seasoned leader who is able to effectively straddle the line between us and our clients.

Internally, you demonstrate a proven ability to recognize and nurture potential. You lead work that consistently succeeds both commercially and critically. You are curious and inventive, and you share those qualities in others. Your direction is clear and concise, but you’re able to suggest as well as you prescribe. 

Externally, you understand our clients’ challenges and objectives and you help generate strategic, creative solutions to 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. You’re also a good listener that can adjust your mindset in support of a larger goal.



  • 12+ years relevant experience
  • 4+ years of leading creative teams
  • Small and big brands experience
  • Adobe Suite and standard business software



  • Ability to think beyond the brief for every imaginable environment, and in every medium
  • Define, and continuously evolve visual identity systems and guideline
  • Ability to create and set the bar for strategic, impactful presentations
  • Maintain a long-term view for the clients and their brands
  • Confidently and effectively present to all audiences
  • Ensure that all design work meets Turner Duckworth's standards of creative excellence
  • Roll-up sleeves and contribute wherever needed — lead by example
  • Lead Design Crits
  • Mentor, manage, and inspire all designers in every aspect of design craft
  • Partner closely with internal and external teams
  • Collaborate across all three TD studios (SF, NY, UK)
  • Art direct product and lifestyle shoots
  • Understand budgets and timing for client deliverables
  • Work with the Implementation team to provide client/brand stewardship
  • Maintain a library of resources for world-class vendors (illustrators, photographers, typographers, retouchers, motion designers, etc.)


  • Full-time position
  • Report to Executive Creative Director(s)
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Location: New York City, but working from home until further notice


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.