Elmwood New York is seeking an Associate Creative Director to lead and manage design projects for high profile, global brands. The role requires deep experience in developing consumer packaging and brand identity systems. We are looking for someone with the craft and strategic thinking necessary to build meaningful, memorable and iconic brands.

The ideal candidate is also a gifted storyteller, inspiring teammates and clients with innovative creative, thoughtful insight and a compelling point-of-view. As a design leader, you have been successful in working with teams, built strong relationships with clients and colleagues and have overseen the entire creative process, from strategy to execution.



  • You have 10+ years of consumer branding experience with the portfolio to prove it.
  • You’re a conceptual thinker who can translate the big idea into beautifully crafted design systems.
  • You have experience building iconic design assets and understand the role they play in establishing a brand world beyond packaging.
  • You understand how to design within brand guidelines but push and challenge the brief when necessary.
  • Work in partnership with strategic and account teams to understand and manage client needs
  • You’re an experienced collaborator leveraging a global network of motion designers, illustrators, typographers, visualizers, and other specialists.
  • You’re a compelling presenter who can confidently convey creative ideas and build strong relationships with clients and partners.
  • Manage deliverables, timelines and budgets of all engagements
  • Provide leadership for design team, continually elevating the standard for creative excellence.
  •  Contribute to studio culture and team building.

How to Apply


With us, you’ll get to work on some of the world’s best-known brands and get the chance to create the world’s next big brands. Not to mention all the things you’d expect – and more – from working for a big independent agency like Elmwood. So, come on. Join us.

Please send your CV and a link to your portfolio to


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Elmwood Design

Elmwood Design

New York, NY 10001

About Us

No matter the size of the project, or the maturity of your brand, we bake effectiveness in at every stage. It’s why we’ve won more DBA Design Effectiveness Awards than any other agency. And this year, we've topped the DBA effectiveness league for a tenth year in a row – a true measure of the continuing commercial success our work has generated.

The pace of change is mind-boggling. And unlocking the power of your brand has never been harder. At Elmwood, we believe that experience drives behaviour, and all experiences must be designed. To be truly effective, we design experiences – using the latest advances in technology – that make a connection at an emotional level, drive the behaviour to create change, and deliver a real impact.

Typically, every project’s untypical. They range from provocation and brand strategy, research and insight, innovation and immersive design, through to design realisation and brand guardianship. So, we’re jacks of all trades and masters of…well, you decide.

And after four decades, we’ve developed our own unique way of looking at our clients’ worlds so they stay ahead of the pack. It’s how we define, design and activate the world’s most effective brands.