Motive | Design Director


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July 26, 2018


Motive is an agency and creative studio focusing on the development of integrated creative platforms and executional programs. We’re a collective of deep thinkers, artistic mavens, executional top guns and cultural connoisseurs. We are focused on creating relationships through deep levels of engagement between brands and their consumers – relationships that translate into tangible results for our clients. And we do it with sharp creative, across a range of tactical channels.

As pioneers in the area of content, digital consumer engagement, and innovative experiential programs, and award winners in the areas of TV, event, digital and social - Motive has created an environment where team members are given an opportunity to stretch and flex their creative and executional muscles daily. We are a team of hard-working, fast-moving, energetic, passionate, driven, straight-talking creative thinkers. We like being challenged and we love the collaboration necessary to succeed.

If this sounds like a place you would thrive, let’s make something happen.


Technically, Motive is looking for a Design Director—but what we’re really looking for is a leader. The representative of a set of principles, ideas, practices and theories to which we apply every design project…and through which we can elevate our work to world-class status.

Instead of spouting off all the typical prerequisites for such a position—10-15 years’ experience, a proven track record of cultural impact, an industry-leading portfolio inclusive of Brand, Digital, Experience, Industrial, Product, Packaging and Retail design—we’ve broken down our perfect Design Director into three key qualities. 

Philosophy. Do you believe in design as a concept that can grow, evolve, expand, contract, and continually change the world? Are you ready to bestow that philosophy on a team of eager, hungry and super-talented creatives? And, can you sell it to clients like you’re Alec Baldwin in Glen Garry, Glen Ross, but nicer? Check the box.

Action. Are you a student of the game who can beat any counterpart in a design-off, pontificate about the power of design, and manage a team with clarity and vision? Do you like to get in a room and get your hands dirty with the young guns—while rubbing elbows with even the most demanding senior clients? Check the box.

Attitude. Are you the kind of person who wakes up every morning believing you can make a difference in the lives of those around you? Is your infectious positivity the type to motivate, inspire and encourage? Does your ego make people widen their eyes at you…instead of rolling them? Check the box.

Check all three boxes and you might just be the person we’re longing to work with. We really hope you like what you see, and aren’t afraid to let us know you’re interested.

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