Associate Creative Director, Experience

New York, United States Full-time


As an Associate Creative Director, Experience at Barbarian, you will be making digital products and services people love to use for one of our largest clients. Working as a collaborator who brings multidisciplinary teams together, you will work to set and drive a vision forward for the team/brand/project while also getting your hands dirty making things.


As ACD, you have a solid understanding of user-centered design, prior experience building responsive web design systems, familiarity with current iOS and Android design guidelines, and most importantly, passion for creating meaningful and innovative experiences that push the boundaries of what’s possible, while adapting to changing demands and constraints.

What You Do…

  • Provide leadership, direction and mentorship to a design team
  • Coach and motivate team members to continue to raise the bar

  • Contribute as a designer to develop flow diagrams, wireframes, sketches, comps, prototypes and other deliverables as necessary

  • Clearly and confidently present work while providing rationale for creative decisions

  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with other disciplines

  • Continuously look for ways to improve workflow efficiency and the team’s executional and operational performance

  • Identify growth opportunities on accounts and projects

  • Drive and contribute to pitches and business development

What You Need….

  • 6+ years of agency experience

  • 5+ years experience working in a digital environment

  • 1+ years of managerial experience

  • A portfolio full of beautiful, usable experiences designed for all kinds of devices and contexts

  • A formal graphic design or UX education at a serious design school

  • Comfort sketching, posting and riffing with your team

  • Experience working on e-commerce - responsive and web design

  • Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Sketch

  • A solid understanding of HTML/CSS

  • The ability to organize, present and defend the work

  • Great attention to detail

  • ‘Must be a problem solver

  • A positive attitude, flexibility, and a good sense of humor

  • High energy level, team player that is ready to lean in

  • Consumer Electronics brand experience, a plus

Barbarian is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.