At Quinn Thomas, we believe we’re only as good as the people we hire. And we hire the best.

Every person in our Portland or Seattle office plays a part in delivering results to our clients. If you are an expert in your field and passionate about marketing communications, brand strategy, public relations and issues management, we invite you to explore the career opportunities below.

Current Job Opportunities

Brand Creative Director

Position:     Brand Creative Director

Location:    Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington

Quinn Thomas—a growing integrated marketing communications agency with 14 employees throughout the Northwest— is seeking to expand the agency with the addition of an experienced and innovative brand creative leader. With a significant footprint in public and private sector healthcare, energy and real estate industries across the Northwest, Quinn Thomas is at a great point to expand agency expertise by establishing a brand creative and design department. We are seeking a dynamic brand creative agency leader with a desire to develop cutting-edge creative solutions and design and lead a newly formed department.

Summary of responsibilities

  • Serve as creative department leader and have a desire to enhance our brand creative and digital design offerings from brand strategy and execution to all aspects of design and production
  • Lead business development for creative opportunities and collaborate with broader team on integrated marketing opportunities
  • Lead agency creative direction and support agency marketing efforts, branding, case studies, and creative content strategy
  • Lead the creative strategy and general creative direction of multiple client projects and new business proposals
  • Lead translation of marketing objectives into creative strategies and guide them in the production of materials
  • Develop bench of creative contractors to support execution; lead business planning around acquisition of creative team expansion
  • Ensure the quality of work produced is in line with agency and client expectations
  • Establish and manage long-term client relationships and work to deepen their knowledge of branding, creative strategy and design technology
  • Identify the conceptual and strategic direction for various projects, and clearly present those ideas to the client

What you bring

  • 12+ years of experience working as a creative, including at least 5 years in the development of brand and creative strategy in an agency environment
  • BA/BS in graphic or other design fields; advanced degree is a plus but not required
  • Ability to provide art direction and creative concepting and design to produce digital, print, electronic and multi-media projects for multiple internal client needs, including website and digital products, advertising campaigns and collateral materials
  • Demonstrated experience leading or directing business development for a creative agency
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and high comfort level with ambiguity, integrating diverse skills and approaches, and operating in a flat management structure with strong accountability
  • Experience with developing, maintaining and executing brand platforms based on brand strategy
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite as well as Microsoft Office products
  • A desire to build the brand creative department at Quinn Thomas and expand our agency capabilities for our clients and enhance our agency brand
  • An ability to present with influence and understanding to clients of all levels
  • A strong knowledge of branding, interactive design, usability and experience design
  • A designer at heart, with a passion for growing and galvanizing teams of creatives
  • A desire to seek practices and new innovations in creative executions, processes and materials within the graphic arts community
  • Is a hands-on designer and a natural creative leader
  • A fresh thinker who embraces challenges and new methods of thinking/making
  • Is a collaborator – willing to shape ideas as well as build on the ideas of others
  • Experience in healthcare, real estate and/or energy industries is a plus

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with candidates’ experience
  • Employer-sponsored medical and dental benefits for employees and eligible dependents
  • Paid medical leave (maternity, paternity, illness, caring for a sick family member)
  • Employer-sponsored 401 (k) plan with automatic employer contributions as well as profit-sharing opportunities
  • Opportunity for annual bonus and performance–based spot bonuses
  • Employer-sponsored professional learning and development programs
  • Employer-sponsored networking, conferences and industry events
  • Regular teambuilding activities and companywide retreats
  • Staff time allocated to annual philanthropic activities
  • Three weeks of paid time off accrued at 10 hours a month in year one; four weeks in year two accrued at 13.33 hours per month.
  • 5 days of paid holidays

Please email a resume, portfolio and cover letter to [email protected].

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