Who You Are
A creative visionary and leader who elevates the people around you, takes creative risks and pushes the boundaries, and delivers brilliant and inspiring creative concepts and pitches. You are a critical and strategic conceptual thinker; you have exceptional graphic design skills of your own (maybe even award-winning), and you know how to write scripts and initial headline copy, too. You have a deep understanding of brand development along with both traditional and digital advertising. Your superb presentation skills showcase your talent for bringing people along in your storytelling and generating consensus. You are always ready to be in the trenches with your team–rolling up your sleeves, getting dirty, and building something important together.
Who We Are
Civilian is a different kind of marketing communications agency. From our headquarters in San Diego to our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and, now, DC, we are dedicated to improving quality of life for our employees, clients, and the world. We are a purpose-driven certified B Corporation focused on tackling challenging issues, creating positive change, and strengthening communities. We do this by working with nonprofits, government agencies, and purpose-driven organizations to promote environmental sustainability, advance public health, and support economic development.
We are a dedicated group of innovators and problem solvers who come to work every day grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. We support our employees’ professional and personal development with a rich set of benefits, humane working hours, and a culture that rewards embracing challenges and having a great time doing it. The success of our approach shows in our average employee tenure of nearly five years (vs. the industry average of 2.5) and in the number of Civilians that return. We offer a truly unique balance of professionalism and heart—and an office full of free snacks, a dog or two, and the occasional afternoon happy hour.
The Creative Director is responsible for developing and producing outstanding creative work that enhances the agency’s reputation for creative excellence. They provide the voice and visual direction for all creative work; lead the development of the agency’s creative product from concept to completion to execute campaigns that are on strategy, on budget, and on schedule; ensure that target audiences, including underserved and multicultural audiences, are strategically and appropriately addressed; and foster a highly effective, collaborative, and supportive work environment for the Creative Services team to successfully deliver high-quality creative deliverables.