Creative Director


Company Description

KWSM is a full service digital marketing agency made up of driven brand journalists, putting a story-first emphasis on our marketing approach. We specialize in digital marketing strategy, website development & SEO, content creation, PR & influencer marketing, and digital advertising. Clients hire us to create integrated digital marketing strategies that generate leads or sales. Half our clients are B2B and half are B2C.

We have offices in Orange County, CA, San Diego, CA, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV


Job Description

We’re looking for a collaborative and strategic creative director to manage our team of talented designers and oversee creation of all creative assets at the agency (websites, landing pages, digital ads, video, social media and email content).

You must be a strong leader and manager, able to inspire other creative team members, provide guidance and direction on brand strategy and design elements, and effectively communicate the vision to both clients and internal team members.

At KWSM, you will be part of a driven, hard-working team, while enjoying the balance of a hybrid schedule and every other Friday off. We take career development seriously, and love to train & promote leaders.


As a successful member of our team, you will:


  • Contribute to the brand audit and strategy creation for all clients
  • Understand each client’s business and marketing goals, and effectively translate them into creative assets
  • Provide oversight to other designers, giving feedback and approval as necessary
  • Mentor and motivate the team to produce excellent work
  • Juggle multiple priorities while meeting deadlines and maintaining high quality standards
  • Stay informed on design trends and new developments in digital marketing
  • Participate in the sales process and present design strategy to clients as needed


The right creative director will be a talented designer who has at least four years of experience managing a team and working directly with clients in an agency setting.
Other requirements include:


  • Demonstrable problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Efficient decision making and strength in moving projects forward
  • Deep subject matter expertise and ability to project authority and confidence
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills and proficiency in explaining your ideas and accepting feedback without defensiveness


You must understand all aspects of digital marketing and how creative assets enhance the effectiveness of digital campaigns.


In this role, you will be responsible for translating agency strategy for our clients and translating client feedback for our team. You will be held accountable for maintaining a cohesive look and feel for each client and campaign across all digital assets. You will be expected to maintain deep knowledge of strategic design and the benchmarks of effective creative for each digital touchpoint.

You’ll be given the freedom to make a difference for our clients and share your ideas and expertise. You’ll work independently but will collaborate with other agency leaders on client strategy, content creation, digital marketing and reporting. You’ll be supported by teammates who have your back and want you to succeed.

KWSM operates on a 9/80 work schedule. This means we have every other Friday off, allowing us to get more accomplished in fewer days and enjoy three-day weekends every other week. We work a hybrid schedule – 3 days in the office and 2 days at home. We offer health insurance, 401K, 3 weeks paid vacation, 11 paid holidays a year, and many opportunities for internal promotion, mentoring, professional development, and leadership.


Additional Information

This is a full-time, salaried, in-office position. (Can be located in any KWSM office – CA, NV, GA)
If you believe you would make an excellent addition to our team, please submit the following materials:


  • Resume
  • Examples of recent digital design work including a brief description of what you intended to accomplish
  • Writing samples


All applicants must complete this survey in order to be considered:

We value our team culture. You can experience it on our Instagram account @KWSMTeam.

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