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Digital Creative Director

Tether is a multidiscipline creative design and advertising agency that works to craft love affairs between brands and individuals. We start at the genuine heart of the brand, creating compelling narratives that reach consumers at every relevant touchpoint with an approach that elevates story over style. Because love between a person and a brand doesn’t just happen. It has to be nurtured. From the inside out. Through stories that make us feel.

The ideal candidate is a digital native who understands beautiful design, thoughtful UX, digital strategy, and client interaction. A key leadership face of the studio. Holistically leads the digital team’s creative output toward the realization of the Tether mission–Creating Brand Visions for Visionary Clients. Works collaboratively with the Tether leadership team.

Day to day responsibilities will range from meeting with our clients to understand their needs and requirements to working with our internal teams to define, execute, and refine a creative vision.

What they’ll do: 

  • Lead and manage our digital practice and projects through ambiguity with unfailing patience
  • Drive, develop, and deliver presentations, and, when appropriate, own meetings and influence their outcomes
  • Recognize opportunities and gaps in our offerings and craft solutions to fill them
  • Inspire clients and co-workers through good work, good spirit, and excellent communication
  • Work with a cross-disciplinary teams to help define and execute concept direction that is highly creative and meet the clients’ business needs
  • Manage, mentor, inspire and grow a small team of visual and UX designers
  • Lead our developer team and shoulder accountability for quality of work product through execution and delivery
  • Engage with clients directly, inspiring stronger work through honest, productive, and solution-oriented communication
  • Work with leadership and functional teams to continually elevate the level of our work product
  • Partner with digital-focused team members to innovate processes for more efficiency and better end results
  • Be a thought leader within Tether for digital marketing, design and technology driven solutions
  • Lead inspiring internal design reviews and crits, and command the room with confident storytelling in client presentations
  • Work directly with our clients to understand their needs, and then translate them into direction that our team can successfully execute
  • Help strategize new opportunities and improvements for website functionality and interactions
  • Understand and promote contemporary interaction design, leveraging style, function, and motion

 Qualifications: 

  • 7+ years leading creative product, teams, and projects in the interactive space
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Proven ability to mentor and develop skills with team members
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups at all levels
  • BA or MA in graphic design, digital media design, or visual arts
  • Significant hands-on, digital-focused design background, with demonstrated understanding of UX, brand, and content strategy
  • A portfolio of great work that has a story and delivers results for clients that aspire to create world-class brands
  • Magnetic presentation skills for strategic, creative brand deliverables
  • Strong client-facing listening and consulting skills
  • A collaborative, outcome-oriented, ego-free leadership style
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute projects, with strong bias for action and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong emotional intelligence and strategic assessment skills
  • UX Design experience and can produce UX artifacts such as wireframes, user flows, and prototypes, as needed

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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