Enso Creative Director

Full-time hire (with contractor role a possibility)

We are looking for a creative leader with a proven track record of delivering impactful ideas and activations that create positive impact at scale. 

You will play an essential role in directing projects and teams from initial concept to production and stay deeply involved in every step of our process. You will be responsible for leading your immediate team as well as broader cross-disciplinary teams in developing impact-driven ideas and activations (including but not limited to film, interactive, social media, print, or digital). However, you will also roll up your sleeves and be heavily involved in the work yourself. You will make sure your teams work together through strong collaboration, while meeting deadlines, and landing new work from desirable clients.

enso is a highly adaptive organization, strongly committed to its values, but willing to embrace a spectrum of challenges that sometimes require radical flexibility and willingness to work in exciting new ways. To navigate this environment, the ideal CD is an excellent relationship builder and keeper, shaping new paths for partnerships and nurturing existing ones.

We’re a high-performing company that believes that compact groups of people operating at their best can deliver unimaginable results. To help us achieve that vision, part of the CD’s role is to create a space where all creatives and strategists can learn, flourish, and craft extraordinary work.

Our creative mission is to design new futures - with our clients, for the world. Our way of doing that is to go on a journey of exploration, embracing all the possibilities without being limited by any mindset constraints. Yes, we’re dreamers. But we dream by building, by making, and by living everything we believe in. If that sounds compelling to you, we should talk.

Who You Are:
  • You have the proven chops. You have 10+ years of experience at an agency, design firm, service design, design thinking or innovation firm. 
  • You are a wordsmith. You love a good copywriting challenge. You can take on the voice of many different audiences. You translate creative innovation with ease. 
  • You’re an excellent presenter. You are 100% confident presenting to clients at all levels within organizations and across various industries. You get energized by meeting with and presenting work to clients.
  • You’re relationships-oriented. You have an uncanny ability to build strong relationships with your client partners. You quickly gain their trust and respect. You create client partnerships based upon the mutual goal of putting excellent work out into the world.
  • You’re highly conceptual and you constantly bring fresh ideas to the table. You have a strong conceptual ability and can distill ideas in clear, powerful ways. You’ve been at the center of big ideas that get brought to life. Your emotional intelligence is high and allows you to gauge the mindset of different audiences.
  • You are cutting-edge. You’re armed with a toolkit and comprehensive knowledge of the latest advancement in technologies used in creative direction and digital marketing. 
  • You are bold. You have a very expansive range of visual styles and aren’t afraid to take risks. You believe that our world will only be changed by the big, optimistic, and unconventional ideas of our time. 
  • You’re adaptable and optimistic. You can go with the flow and you don’t let hiccups upset you. You don’t take life too seriously. You’re extremely flexible adapting to changes. You’re always curious and have an “explorer” mindset.
  • You’re an exceptional communicator. You have a gift for understanding your audience and have developed a mastery of language, written and spoken for representing ideas, brand narratives, and executional storytelling. You have the ability to craft stories and build brands through impact-driven thinking and activation.
  • You’re a mission-aligned team leader. You lead your team with empathy. Maybe you haven’t found work in the “impact space” but you’re passionate about it. You bring humility, integrity and levity to the table every day.
Here’s What You Can Expect...

LEGACY | Your impact in this role

  • You will contribute to building world changing shared missions with some of today's top people-powered brands dedicated to impact such as Google, Lyft, Indeed, and Khan Academy. 
  • You will join an incredibly talented small team from a diverse range of backgrounds ranging from creative agencies to political campaigns and advocacy groups to startups and nonprofits, all whom are dedicated to continued learning — helping us achieve our goals together.

MASTERY | The growth and development you will experience 

  • You will further develop your ability to thrive in a small, fast-paced environment. 
  • You will hone your craft. You will take on projects to strengthen your creative ideation and activation skills, and your personal portfolio. 
  • You will be mentored by other exceptional leaders who are eager for your perspective and to invest in your personal and professional growth.

FREEDOM | The tangible and intangible perks of this role

  • You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, random perks, remote work environment, and coaching and mindfulness training opportunities.
Feel Right For You? Throw your hat in the ring!

Please complete the following application and share more about yourself with us. In addition to your resume and CV please take your time to also provide short-answers to the questions below. 

What Happens Next?

We promise that every application will be met with human eyes. We care about your candidate experience and will do our best to communicate with you soon. If the team decides to move forward, the next step will be a short initial phone conversation with a member of our team. 

If you are chosen to join our team, you will be invited to enjoy:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Matching up to 4% of a 401K (free money!)
  • Great medical insurance and disability insurance
  • An open vacation policy 
  • Work from anywhere every day
  • Generous holiday calendar
Interested? Short Answer Questionnaire

Send an email to careers@enso.co with the subject line: Creative Director Position and the answers to the short questionnaire below:

  1. Share with us why the prospect of joining Enso in this capacity both excites you and aligns with your personal journey and career goals. Consider both the mission of the company and the function of the role. (150 words)
  2. What's the future you'd like to help create? (200 words)
  3. Tell us about a digital campaign you’re most proud of. What was your approach to the creative direction performed? What did you learn? Be specific. (250 words)
  4. It's always hard to talk about compensation but it's critical. Please can you share a range that you’re looking for in the next role? This isn't to negotiate of course, it's just to make sure we can be in the right ballpark (or close) from the start. We want to make the best use of everyone's time!

OPTIONAL. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself or your candidacy for this role? Feel free to provide links.

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