Associate Creative Director

New York | Design | Full-time | Fully remote


Happy Cog, a digital design and development consultancy, is seeking a full-time Associate Creative Director to join its design & experience team. As part of a close-knit group of cross-disciplinary designers, you’ll have the chance to tackle digital challenges across a variety of sectors, including education, e-commerce, advocacy and activism, finance, hospitality, food, technology, and journalism.  

We encourage qualified candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability to submit their application.

About the position:

  • This is an active design role best suited for design leaders who like to get in the weeds
  • Day to day your projects will include some mix of content-focused marketing sites, digital products, and the occasional digital-first rebrand. 
  • You will coordinate with the project management team, technology leads, and the Executive Director, Design & Experience on process and approach. 

Our ideal candidate:

  • has 5+ years as a design lead, and has helped shepherd projects from discovery through total system design. 
  • is an exceptional designer who sets the example, spurs creative growth, and elevates the work of others.
  • understands the importance of not only bringing clients and teammates along, but ensuring their active participation.
  • is eager to work closely with and learn from developers, strategists, and project managers.
  • remains open and prepared to take advantage of new information as they move their projects forward.
  • is strategy-minded, and can synthesize the team’s quantitative and qualitative findings, observations, and analysis into a cohesive and convincing strategy brief, deck, or [insert some other method that gets the job done].  
  • can sell their ideas.
  • has experience representing design in pitches.
  • knows how to give direct, actionable feedback. Likewise they take seriously the professional growth and development of less experienced designers in the department, and gladly welcome feedback of their own performance from designers and nondesigners alike. 
  • is already proficient in Figma.

We offer:

  • Healthy work/life balance.
  • A creative environment to do the best work of your career.
  • An amazing team of developers, designers, marketers, and project managers.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Flexible paid vacation policy.
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • Retirement plan with company matching.

Happy Cog is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

We embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the greater work we can create together.