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Creative Director

Here’s the Creative Director We Want

You believe that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that the right word is worth a thousand pictures. You believe that good work is more than a pretty face: it’s a sparkling brain, a muscular heart, and a good, strong stomach. You understand every facet of the creative process, from ideation to measuring success, and you understand the people at work behind them. You prefer your pies in the sky, your people electrically charged, and your strategy rock-solid. You’re the jack- or jacqueline-of-all-trades who can see the path forward when all everyone else sees are weeds.

You’re the creative director we’ve been looking for, and you’re going to join our team.

Here’s What You’ll Do

As leader of our creative brain trust, it’ll be your job to help teams conceptualize big ideas (and cute little ones) toward everything from campaigns to websites to branding exercises.

There’s no shortage of ideas under our roof, so your ability to guide big brains and strong personalities toward success in the face of infinite creative opportunity is what matters most. An editor and shaper of these ideas, you’ll ensure we meet clients’ business goals as successfully as we meet our own creative ones.

To do this, you’ll work closely with every department, including (and especially) those over creative’s own borders: strategy, productions, accounts—and the clients themselves.


Here’s What You’ll Bring

Experience in creative leadership, whether in-house client side or in an agency setting
Attentiveness, empathy, and the ability to learn and grow while teaching and growing others
The ability to connect the dots between mediums and disciplines (and people)
A deep understanding of brand development as well as both traditional and digital marketing
A willingness from the outset to establish clear creative direction and to provide constructive feedback to the team
Extraordinary communication capabilities, including the ability to present ideas in a compelling way both internally and to the client
An even more extraordinary ability to stay on schedule and on budget
A love of culture, technology, and trends, and their evolution

Here’s Where You’ve Been:

We’ll be looking for candidates who have 5-7 years of creative leadership experience. That said, we care more about aptitude than perfection, and we always appreciate an unusual career trajectory. If you think you’d be a fit, we want to hear your story.

But Enough About You. Here’s a Little About Us:

Madwell is a Brooklyn-based creative agency specializing in thinking big thoughts, putting them on small pieces of paper, building what we see on those small pieces of paper, and performing enough testing and refinement to qualify us as clinically obsessive compulsive.

We strive to provide multifaceted, multichannel, multi-medium advertising and marketing support, traditionally the purview of much larger agencies. Grounding ourselves in a deep technical understanding of ideation, design, copy, code, and analytics, we adhere to a simple recipe for success: be a tiny giant. Our commitment to boutique agency-style client relationships empowers us to be lean, responsive, and adaptive. An obsession with learning, mastering cutting edge technologies, and data analysis fuel our passion to bring complex concepts to life as naturally (and beautifully) as the big guys.

Interested? Send Us:

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