Director of Design

Lincoln, NE, United States Full-time

Looking for a new gig? Well, you’re in luck.

Firespring, one of Nebraska’s fastest-growing companies, is looking for a rock star to join our crew. In corporate speak, we provide creative, print, interactive and strategic solutions for nearly 9,000 brands, businesses and nonprofits all over the world. But nobody gets excited about corporate speak, so here’s the real scoop.

  • We bask in the Silicon Prairie, with offices in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • Firespring only hires passionate, ambitious people—the type who “bring it” every day, have each other’s back and truly give a shit.
  • With clients in all 50 states and 12 countries across six continents, you could say we get around.
  • Inc. Magazine named us one of 50 honorees nationwide for their inaugural Best Workplaces Award in 2016.
  • We love to give back to the community. In fact, Firespringers receive a paid day off every month to volunteer for a nonprofit of their choice.
  • In 2014, we became the first Certified B Corporation in Nebraska, joining 2,000+ companies leading a global movement to redefine success in business.
  • Our B Corp status cements our core purpose of leveraging our people, products and profit as a force for good.

That’s the skinny on who we are. Now we want to tell you about who we’re looking for.

Job Description

Our Marketing & Print team is seeking our next Director of Design! We could start with the laundry list of desired traits—eye for detail, deep design chops, great communicator, and so on—but that much should be obvious to a visionary creative leader like you. So let’s cut to the chase.

Our ideal candidate will be ready to create proposals, pitch ideas to prospects and clients, and generally ensure that design projects stay on track. As a leader and the manager for your team, you do not shy away from holding others accountable for their creative quality and overall efforts. You serve up information and creative direction in a clear and concise way and are readily adaptable in your own communication methods and style. Overall, facilitating a creative and inviting work environment is one of your most prominent talents.

You like? Read on.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and hold the design team accountable.
  • Cultivate and maintain a creative environment for the design team here at Firespring.
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions and conceive major client strategy and tactics ideas.
  • Lead client design strategy, fully understanding how that strategy will influence the client tactics and deliverables.
  • Masterfully communicate your thoughts and processes to not only your team and other directors, but our clients.
  • Be the go-to expert for all things trending in the design and advertising world.
  • Present work both internally and to our clients in a clear, confident and strategic way.


  • Degree in graphic design, art, communications or a related field preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of graphic fundamentals, print and web capabilities as well as marketing and advertising principles.
  • Five or more years of experience in design, brand development and design project management.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign...)
  • Previous managerial experience.
  • Strong people, persuasion and presentation skills to keep clients and team members satisfied.
  • An attention to detail that rivals Sherlock. (Pipe and hat not required)
  • A flair for design that would curl Dali’s mustache.

Compensation and Benefits

  • SalaryYou don’t need to go to the grocery store to bring home the bacon. We reward candidates who wow us by offering competitive pay.
  • 401(k)Your parents preached about the importance of saving. Now we’re helping you get it done. Firespring provides professional financial advisors who will help you make a plan and guide your investments.
  • FunMillions of people go to work, punch the clock from 8 to 5 and hate every moment of it—that’s not the case here. We have an indoor slide, a game room that includes shuffleboard, a pool table, a foosball table, a ping pong table and more. To put it mildly, we’re serious about having fun.
  • Miscellaneous benefitsNot all benefits are about the Benjamins, baby. Some of the things you’ll enjoy while working here include unlimited soda, tea and beer. And don’t worry about your duds—business-casual is the dress code here. Still looking to make your cubicle-shackled friends jealous of your new gig? Our company-wide social and recreational activities are sure to do just that.

Ready to come aboard?

Please include a cover letter. Resumes without one won't be considered. Seriously.

While we genuinely appreciate your interest in employment with Firespring, we can only respond to the most qualified candidates.

Firespring is an EEO/AA employer.