Creative Director-Design

New York, United States | Creative | Full-time | Partially remote


About RSR

We’re Ready Set Rocket, a fully integrated digital agency driving business transformation. A consultancy at heart, we help our clients navigate the fast-paced world of technology disruption and changing consumer behaviors. We blend data, design, and media with conceptual and emotional storytelling to drive our client’s initiatives.

Forget what you’ve heard about agency culture—we do things a little differently. When life comes first, stellar work follows. We’re a “people-first” culture. Working here, you’re not just joining a crew of people passionate about creating incredible work; you’re also joining a team that understands prioritizing flexibility, and holistic health goes way beyond just words.

We’re huge on collaboratively overcoming challenges by supporting each other every step of the way. We’re all about pushing boundaries, learning from mistakes, and using every project as a chance to evolve and find fulfillment in the work.

At Ready Set Rocket, we take our numerous “Best Places to Work” awards super seriously. Big ideas, big talent, big impact.

What RSR Offers

Everyone deserves an environment where they can thrive. Ready Set Rocket offers a competitive package of benefits & perks including:

  • Hybrid Workplace
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Paid Family Leave Policy
  • Health Benefits: Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Work from Home Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Subsidy
  • Pet Insurance
  • Dog Friendly Office 
  • 401k Retirement Plan & Matching
  • Kindbody Membership
  • Health Advocate 
  • One Medical Membership 
  • Talkspace Membership 
  • Fitness or Mental Wellness Reimbursement
  • Discounted Citibike Memberships
  • Volunteer Stewardship Days

At Ready Set Rocket, we don’t really like to brag, but we’ve earned a bunch of company culture awards including...

  • Built In NYC, NYC Best Small Companies "Best Places to Work" 2022 
  • Ad Age Small Agency Awards, "Best Agency Culture" 2018
  • Crain’s "Best Places to Work" in NYC 2016 & 2017
  • Ad Age, "Best Places to Work" 2016

Your Impact:

At Ready Set Rocket, we're seeking a design virtuoso and impactful visual storyteller. As a culture-shaping leader, and trailblazer in the industry, you not only guide the creative direction of major projects but also shape emerging creative leaders' careers to ensure no talent goes unnoticed. Collaborating with peers, you pitch original design concepts to global brands, and oversee projects from conception to execution. You leverage cutting-edge AI technologies and industry best practices to enhance and innovate client work, pushing the boundaries of creativity in the ever-evolving landscape. With a unique blend of conceptual and strategic skills you are a visionary that captivates audiences and drives the creation of award-winning work across mediums. 

What Success Looks Like:

  • Strategic Impact: Drive cross-disciplinary teams to conceive and execute projects that not only meet, but exceed strategic objectives, ensuring a measurable impact on the world stage.
  • Diverse Project Success: Successfully deliver visionary and award-winning projects across diverse sectors and creative disciplines, from websites and visual identity, to ad campaigns, social content, and beyond.
  • Award-Worthy Design Concepts and Campaigns: Lead and create design concepts and campaigns that are not just exceptional but garner industry acclaim, earning coveted award nominations and setting a gold standard for creativity and innovation in the field.
  • Notable Outcomes: Deliver solutions that demonstrably exceed client expectations, create audience impact, and position Ready Set Rocket as a top choice for ambitious projects that increase revenue..
  • Team Excellence: Foster a high-performing culture within cross-disciplinary teams, resulting in the growth and development of team members and maintaining RSR’s reputation as a hub of exceptional industry talent.
  • Proactive Readiness: Proactively bring strategic and thinking to future projects, helping RSR continue securing a pipeline of groundbreaking work that pushes the boundaries of creativity and drives company growth.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • 10+ years of experience on major brands (5-7+ years working in an ad or design agency, with at least 4 years in leadership)
  • Previous experience in a Design Director, Creative Director, Associate Design Director, or Associate Creative Director role
  • A strong body of work in both interactive design and multi-disciplinary conceptual creative, with an emphasis on integrated campaigns, visual identity systems, social, and quality user-centered web and digital products
  • A desire to mentor art directors and designers in their growth
  • Impeccable taste, eye for typography, and detail-oriented approach to design
  • A hybrid background in design & advertising (video, print, digital, visual identity, etc.)
  • A drive to create award-worthy design work across a variety of clients and digital channels
  • An insatiable sense of curiosity, open mindedness, and sense of humor
  • A great attitude and love of collaboration to solve creative problems
  • The ability to articulate concepts and communicate effectively, both with teammates and clients
  • Experience planning and setting direction for photo or video shoots 
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • Mastery of Figma and the core Adobe Creative Suite products 
  • An interest in learning new software tools
  • Experience with Framer, motion software – a plus
  • Experience working with developers to bring digital designs to life, following industry best practices for things like responsive, ADA accessibility, etc. 

At the discretion of RSR leadership, this job description is subject to change based on the evolving needs expected of the role and the changing demands of the business over time.

Workplace Culture

Hybrid: We believe in the best of both worlds! As part of our hybrid work culture, you'll have the chance to collaborate with our team in our vibrant SOHO NYC office a few times a week. 

Flexible: This role is most rewarding for those who master their own time. We're not your typical 9-5 punch-in, punch-out job. We thrive in the ebb and flow to accommodate the evolving dynamics of our work. If you can embrace the freedom to work autonomously while adapting to the changing demands of our project life cycles, this is the right place for you.


Compensation is determined by years of experience and proven previous success in this role, level of expertise in the skills needed to perform this role at the highest level and cost of living in your area of residency. Salary Range: 150,000-170,000

EEO Statement

At RSR we are conspiring to design a better world and we believe this goal can only be advanced by a team that is committed to diversity, represents different cultures, perspectives and backgrounds and prioritizes inclusivity as a pilar of our company culture.

RSR is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.