Design Director

New York // Creative

Design Director

About You

You’re a motivated team member 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: you obsess over a clever idea, effortlessly executed. You can craft a design within a pixel of its life. Your direction is clear and concise, but you’re able to suggest as well as you prescribe. You are an effective collaborator.

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 feel comfortable answering 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.



  • 8+ years relevant experience
  • 2+ years of leading creative teams
  • Small and big brands experience
  • Adobe Suite and standard business software
  • Basic 3D modeling knowledge is appreciated, but not necessary



  • Ensure that all design work meets standards of creative excellence
  • Roll-up sleeves and contribute wherever needed — lead by example
  • Create and contribute to multiple viable concepts
  • Consider every medium (2D, 3D,& 4D) and every channel (physical to digital)
  • Author strategic design presentations
  • Clearly, convincingly, articulately present work to clients and agency partners
  • Mentor, manage, and inspire all designers in every aspect of design craft
  • Support product and lifestyle shoots
  • Lead design critiques and collaborate internally, across all three TD Studios (SF, NY, UK)
  • Collaborate closely with Creative and Account Leadership and external agency partners
  • Oversee seamless transition of art files to the Production team
  • Help define, and continuously evolve visual identity systems and guidelines
  • Maintain a library of resources for world-class vendors
  • Aware of budgets and timing for client deliverables



  • Full-time position
  • Report to Creative Director(s)
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Location: New York, 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.