We shape modern brands for a connected future.

You are a shining beacon of leadership and guidance with a deep understanding of both the written word and immersive digital experiences.
You have 10+ years of experience and a compelling portfolio to back it up. You thrive at the intersection of brand narrative and digital innovation and deliver ideas that excite whomever engages with them. You should have a deep understanding of where big ideas meet marketing goals, beautiful design and digital innovation. You have a willingness to explore new ideas as they relate to digital marketing and the design of digital experiences. You must be able to wear multiple hats, juggle projects and excel at working in an extremely fast-paced, creative-led environment.
You are detail oriented, organized and willing to push your team with regard to their creative solutions—you care and are passionate. Firstborn is a place where you come to do your best work. BUT! you balance personal knowledge with your ego. You need to be OK with knowing that you aren’t the most special person to have ever graced this industry. I know this may be shocking to read as a potential candidate… but we’re all human and all of us are a perpetual work-in-progress. This is by no means a hedge against finding the best, it’s just that we’re all wonderfully imperfect humans and that humble sense-of-self should be embraced. It’s what works here.
What else? Um, you must possess strong communication skills, are comfortable leading and have experience in giving direction to the larger team. This is not a role about saying “yes” to any given client. At the same time if you aren’t able to get them “there”—to your vision—you need to be comfortable with the fact that, unlike other agencies, we are a creative-led business and you bear some responsibility.

Key Duties

  • Oversee and guide strategy and creative solutions for several, simultaneous accounts.
  • Guide the look and feel for full 360 digital experiences and products — sites, campaigns, content, experiential, emerging tech.
  • Support the efforts of and give direction to the design, copy, development, post-production and producer teams.
  • In partnership with other Creative Directors, act as a mentor for the creative team.
  • Hold regular one-on-one meetings with creatives on the group to understand the details of their work, the challenges they’re facing and provide mentorship and guidance.
  • Be aware of what each team member is working on, and day-to-day capacity in order to handle daily and weekly resource needs as a team.
  • Be a senior client partner across all pieces of business you’re leading.
  • Work with discipline leads to manage the growth of the team’s existing clients by identifying opportunities and activating the team on those opportunities.

Must Have

  • 10+ years designing and/or leading creative projects and guiding teams to develop creative executions.
  • You must successfully come up with effective ideas that are visually arresting and conceptually engaging.
  • Ability to brainstorm and concept unique ideas for a digital-first world.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional portfolio of recognizable work for high-profile clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Firstborn offers an excellent compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive salary (based on experience).
  • Excellent medical, dental and long-term disability insurance for you and your family.
  • We also offer vision and short-term disability insurance.
  • Summer Fridays, paid sabbaticals and flexible working arrangements.
  • Generous 401K matching.
  • Fast-paced work environment with passionate people who love what they do.