Indigo Slate

Creative Director – 2D motion

Indigo Slate

Posted April 03 / Remote / Full time / Remote

We’re seeking a taste-making creative and master of 2D animation filmmaking. 

You’re an industry expert who can think big. You have a passion to go even bigger, and you know how to bring people along on the journey. 

In this role, you’ll manage both the creative direction of our largest 2D film projects and the career paths of other emerging creative leaders, making sure no talent goes to waste and the work is always of the highest standard.

Within the Creative Studio, your peers will pitch and lead original global brand strategies, 3D films, interactive brand activations, and digital media production for some of the biggest brands in the world. 

This is the leadership position that drives all our 2D motion work. We need someone who can represent our culture and standards to all levels and disciplines within the department, throughout the company, and across the industry.

  • We will only accept applications containing CVs and Portfolios/Reels.
  • You MUST be based in the United States and have the right to work in this country.
  • This role is only suitable for candidates who are willing to work on the EST time zone.

    Responsibilities
  • Lead, mentor, and grow a team of expert 2D motion designers.
  • Lead project teams made up of 2D and 3D animators, storyboard artists, developers, video producers, and copywriters to bring highly emotional brand activations to life
  • Mentor, critique, and create across all aspects of the 2D film pipeline.
  • Lead and work within the Research & Development and Proposal teams.
  • Research trends and share new ways of thinking about the 2D film industry.

    Required Experience And Qualifications
  • A broad background with extensive experience in a client-facing, creative leadership role within a digital agency environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of creative processes and diverse creative disciplines – 2D animation, brand development, video production, and digital marketing – as well as new platforms and technologies for digital channels and related media.
  • Eager to dive deep alongside your team members.
  • Recognized expertise in 2D film directing, advertising, brand activations, or brand identity.
  • Strong ability to provide clear creative direction, career path guidance, and timely and helpful feedback to improve creative processes and keep work on budget and schedule.
  • Proven leadership skills—we need someone who’s confident with everything from team building to mentoring to guiding large groups of creative talent.
  • Stays up to date with 2D styles and animation trends.
  • Comfortable communicating with and presenting to teams internally and externally
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term needs; timelines, budgets, and availability change—we need someone who can roll with it.
  • Working knowledge of 3D pipelines and platforms is a plus.

    Preferred Skills
  • Creator at heart.
  • Loves to pitch creative ideas to internal teams and external clients.
  • Passion for learning inside and outside of your creative field.
  • Eager to share knowledge, lend a hand, and push work to be its best.
  • Effectively relates design decisions to business priorities.

    What's in it for you?

    Join our growing team and contribute your ideas and leadership in ways that are meaningful. This is work the way you always hoped it would be. Authentic feedback, support for your personal and professional growth, and empowerment to help shape the agency.

    Salary range - USD 125k to USD 175k annually depending on experience.

    Indigo Slate is a full-service human experience company. We are a digital organization backed by a global engineering leader, and we’re dedicated to helping clients build transformative experiences from start to finish. We create smart experiences that deliver powerful results through a profound intersection of marketing, technology, business, and creative. We understand that brands are no longer judged through their advertising, but through each touchpoint, both internal and external, building strength with every experience.

    At Indigo Slate, we harness a mix of skills unique in our industry—equal parts strategic consultancy, creative agency, and technology thought leadership—to build and run some of the best experiences on the planet.