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Senior Designer/Creative Lead


New York, NY | Onsite or Remote Possible

Feb 15
Job Description

We’re looking for a senior-level designer with experience creative directing large projects and leading multi-disciplinary teams. We don’t use traditional industry titles but we’re big on clear expectations, so the ideal candidate:

- Probably has around a decade of experience at medium/large organizations
- Is passionate about design and obsessive about quality
- Can speak to a deep portfolio of large-scale projects spanning different types of work
- Has extensive experience working directly with clients
- Plans and manages projects that are well organized and run smoothly
- Has led creative teams and upskilled others
- Is outgoing in the studio context and has great communication skills
- Brings a business mindset that results in projects running on-budget and on-time
- Has a keen awareness of visual and cultural trends and is active in their creative community
- Values a self-directed, equitable, and non-traditional work environment
- Thinks beyond conventional disciplines; we’re a graphic design studio but we do all kinds of work

The person we’re looking for is happy, relaxed and easy to get along with. They’re flexible on anything except conceits that lower outstanding work quality. We’ve built a studio culture where designers run the show, so they should be willing to roll up their sleeves, take initiative, and bring critical-thinking skills. We believe in empowering designers, and we think that projects go better when actual craftspeople organize and manage them (you can read more about that [here](

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When we started [XXIX]( in 2013, we set out to create a different kind of design studio and we’ve thrived because we continually ask what a creative practice can be. We’re building a radically different kind of organization that values autonomy, growth, transparency, and shared responsibility.

Our structure is less hierarchical than traditional studios: we don’t have professional managers, instead empowering each team member to share in a culture of quality and mutual accountability where craftspeople can do their best work. We are a team of ~30 working across design and engineering roles, with clients like Stripe, Figma, Brooklyn Museum, Etsy, Mailchimp, Google, Dropbox, The Nobel Prize, Herman Miller, Adobe and many others. Our studio’s work and ideas are recognized across the creative industry.

We think of our studio as a refuge for creative people, prioritizing a happy, talented, and diverse studio culture. We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and progressive policies, work on projects that bring value to our world, and balance deep care for the work we do with a genuine curiosity about life outside of our jobs. (And, yes, we can back all of that up!)