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Creative Director, Brand Experience Design - Motive

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Job Title
Creative Director, Brand Experience Design
Job Location
Dallas, Texas, United States, Denver, Colorado, United States, Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Description

Motive is a dynamic agency and creative collective operating at the speed of culture. We’re a collective of deep thinkers, creative makers, cultural connoisseurs, and executional aces. We create meaningful engagements between brands and their audiences, cultivating relationships that drive tangible results for our clients. And we do it with sharp strategy and powerful creative executed across all the media and touch-points key to our targets’ lives.

As pioneers in the area of content, digital engagement, and innovative experiential programs, and award winners for work in TV, event, digital and social, Motive has created a culture where every individual is 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 overcome the challenges and succeed.

We’re looking for a CD who specializes in the world of immersive brand events; someone who can concept a big idea, lead the team in spatial design with the consumer in mind, and chaperone the design, fab and build process ensuring that the vision and the reality are aligned. As a CD at Motive, you’re not afraid to test the limits of a brief, to dream up wild ideas that work in a changing world, or to merge your past at big-time agencies with a desire to do something new and different as part of an agency built for the future. 

Sound like you? Let’s get to work.



  • Serve as the Brand Experience departmental expert in design and fabrication, liaising across internal teams and external partners to bring big bold ideas to life
  • Participate in creative brainstorming and the ideation process alongside other creatives, account and experiential leaders
  • Lead the environmental design aspects on assigned projects of various scales, including creative conception (moodboards), floorplans, renderings, environmental graphics, and construction/technical documentation
  • Lead communications across internal and external teams, owning the responsibility of delivering on the creative concept while serving as the expert in technical realities
  • Serve as design oversight on-site, working directly with fabricators/vendors to ensure that the finished product is reflective of creative intent



  • You’re not just a Creative Director, but a designer/production artist who specializes in environmental, industrial, and architectural design
  • You excel at providing art direction to other designers or outside vendors
  • You have an understanding of and experience in leading all aspects of the design, production, and print processes for live events
  • You’re known for your exceptional communication skills and have a reputation for presenting work and explaining complex technical ideas to internal and external constituents with ease
  • You’re adept at value-engineering according to shifting budget parameters
  • You have the ability to complete multiple tasks and projects within deadlines, as well as execute projects from start to finish
  • You have an unmatched passion for collaborative work



  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design, Scenic Design, Architecture, Industrial Design or similar training or experience
  • 10+ years experience at an agency
  • An online portfolio of your best work
  • Excellent working knowledge of 2D/3D drafting, modeling, and rendering programs such as SketchUp, CAD, Vectorworks, Cinema 4D, Rhino, Maya, and/or V-ray


Please make sure your online portfolio link is included!



Motive is an equal opportunity employer! We believe that a diverse team makes us stronger and smarter.

Motive recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. The starting salary for this position is between $115,000 and $150,000 annually, based on experience and the Denver, CO market. Actual pay may vary if located in Dallas or Los Angeles.

Motive has a clear vision: to be a creative leader where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We know our company succeeds only through the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

Motive Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

Motive Company Size

Between 2,000 - 5,000 employees

Motive Founded Year


Motive Funding Rounds

  • Series F

    $150,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $190,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $149,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $18,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $8,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $2,300,000 USD