Design Director



Our Design Director leads our creative force at FiveStone. With deep experience and expertise in the digital space, this role sets the creative bar with their industry leadership. Partnering with our Project Managers and/or Strategists, they implement successful products and campaigns, from concept to execution. They manage and inspire our creative team to deliver innovative, on-brand work for our clients. Passionate about design, digital media, branding, and fostering client relationships, this role can defend decisions, juggle multiple projects, and think strategically, while paying close attention to the details.

What we’d like to see

  • Proven track record (8+ years, including prior agency and client management experience) of leading and delivering digital products, campaigns, and branding, from concept through execution.

  • Strong understanding of digital product strategy, content strategy, experience strategy, visual design, development, brand strategy, and execution.

  • Must love digital. You stay close to the changes in the industry and are committed to continual improvement and learning.

  • History of original and innovative work that includes complex sites, brand identity, and digital/social campaigns.

  • Proven experience in building strong client relationships.

  • Passionate about leadership with a sense of ownership. You can manage and mobilize a team to lead and develop their growth. You are self-motivated and can bring clarity to ambiguity.

  • Highly collaborative. You’re a team player who can partner well with Project Managers. You naturally look out for the best interest of the team, the client, and the project as a whole.

  • Production-minded. Excellent in analytical problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to co-manage scopes, budgets, and timelines.

  • Comfortable writing brilliant creative briefs that inspire strong conceptual thinking and tackle the problem from every angle.

  • Ability to quickly understand, simplify, internalize, and communicate complex, business-related or technical concepts. You understand the importance of KPIs and measuring results.

  • Decisive and articulate. You have a point of view, with the ability to provide productive critiques and defend decisions, driven by the purpose of inspiring the best creative output.

  • Sharp eye for detail and aesthetic.

  • Great organizational skills. You’re comfortable juggling multiple projects while prioritizing and delivering tasks on time.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. You proactively manage expectations, contribute positively to discussions, and can guide clients through the creative process.

  • A “can do” attitude. You are efficient and creative with time and resources. You can work with lean budgets and creatively deal with unexpected hurdles.

  • Familiar with the agency and small company culture. At FiveStone, we leave our ego at the door and roll up our sleeves to help how we can.

  • A sense of urgency. We don’t wait to get things done. We ask what’s next.

  • Curious approach and asks great questions. You are eager to learn and continue growing with us.

  • Willing to travel, as needed.

  • Advanced proficiency with design tools—Adobe Creative & Digital Suite, Invision, Visio, Sketch, and gDrive.

  • Must be comfortable working with a range of social impact clients, including those that are faith-based.

We are a distributed team across New York, NY and Boulder, CO. This position will be based in New York City.

FiveStone is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We believe a diverse workplace is a great workplace.

Introduce Yourself

We love meeting new people who share our same passions. If you think you might be a fit for the position below, we want to hear from you!

Apply Here (Please send your resume, portfolio & cover letter)


We love meeting new people who share our same passions. If you think you might be a fit for the position below, we want to hear from you!