We shape modern brands for a connected future.

As our new Design Director, you can lead and bring out the best in a team of designers, motion graphic artists, 3d artists and editors. You have 5+ years of experience as a client-facing creative lead and have a proven track record of creating, designing and selling through ideas that win business and garner industry acclaim. You’re cool as a cucumber under pressure and can wear multiple hats, juggle projects and excel in a fast-paced, creative environment.
You are hands on, up on the latest technologies, and can run circles around the competition with your execution skills. You are extremely detail oriented and willing to push your team with their creative solutions and possess strong communication skills serving as a motivator for your team, leading by example. You can sell your ideas to clients because the boards/prototypes that you create are jaw-dropping and you are a seasoned, skillful presenter.

Key Duties

  • Support the efforts of and give direction to the design, motion graphics, 3d artist, editor and producer team
  • Create and present concepts, boards, style frames and written treatments to clients
  • Lead client creative reviews and serve as the client-facing creative lead on studio projects
  • Direct live action and vfx shoots
  • Act as the senior most CG team member, executing top of industry executions

Must Have

  • 5+ years of experience as a client-facing creative lead for video content projects for multiple mediums
  • Creative versatility. Can creatively direct live action, animation and vfx-driven content
  • Ability to work with multiple teams in multiple disciplines
  • Creative chops to work beyond the 30 second spot and create content that is visually arresting, engaging and entertaining
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Desire to be hands-on and to be a senior maker on the team, this is not a management only role
  • Expert knowledge of Maya, After Effects and C4D (VFX experience a plus)
  • Fluency in Photoshop and Illustrator

Firstborn offers an excellent compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive salary (compensation will be based on experience)
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • We also offer Vision, Short-term disability, and life insurance at no cost
  • 401K
  • Pleasant, enthusiastic, fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do