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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Creative Director

Careers Site Location: Seattle, WA, US


​Gensler is a global design firm, with 47 offices and 5,000+ employees worldwide. Gensler helps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 31 practices, including commercial office buildings, professional services, retail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadiums and education facilities. The firm also holds practices focusing on brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, and has recently invested in consulting for real estate workplace and sustainable design.

For more information, visit our website (www.gensler.com) or blog (www.gensleron.com), follow us on Twitter (@GenslerOnCities, @GenslerOnWork, @GenslerLfstyle), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GenslerDesign/).

Creative Director

We’re looking for a dynamic and diversely-talented Creative Director with exceptional leadership ability for the Gensler Seattle office. In this role you will be responsible for guiding clients and a multidisciplinary team of researchers, strategists, technologists, and designers through all phases of the design process, from human-centered research to an innovation strategy that results in the development of break-through human experiences. While you’re a world-class design leader adept at inspiring others— you’re also not afraid to dig in and get your hands dirty, mentoring your team throughout.




  • Provide creative leadership, vision, and inspiration to multidisciplinary team of designers
  • Act as top creative contact and problem-solver for key clients
  • Play a lead role in attracting new clients and winning new work
  • Lead teams of designers at the day-to-day level
  • Recruit, grow, and maintain great design talent
  • Working with a design manager, curate staff assignments to align with client and staff development goals
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Create and manage multiple projects from concept to execution
  • Inspire clients to take smart risks and convince them of the impact design can have for their business
  • Present design work to clients in a compelling and understandable way
  • Keep up with design and industry latest trends and new technologies




  • 12 to 18 years of related experience, with a strong background in design thinking, creative direction, brand strategy, communications/marketing and client relationships. Retail, agency or consulting experience a plus.
  • A proven track record of developing brands and experiences that have succeeded in the marketplace.
  • Excellent storytelling, writing and presentation skills.
  • Business development experience, including proposal writing, client interviews and closing work.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary design environment and to lead design teams to realize creative strategy through multiple media such as digital, print and environmental.
  • Excellent time management and people management skills.
  • An ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel to other Gensler offices and/or client project locations if needed.
  • Expert level user with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and familiarity with other tools in motion graphic design and film editing


This is an excellent opportunity to pursue your design career in a highly-entrepreneurial environment with an industry leader.

If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume and work samples online.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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