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Associate Creative Director

Drumroll Austin, TX
  • Expired: 6 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Associate Creative Director

Who We Are and What We Are About

Drumroll is infatuated with the WHY. Our focus is on turning often-overlooked moments into meaningful connections, in memorable and measurable ways. We started Drumroll with a vision of a new kind of agency, one that supports brands struggling to differentiate themselves through products and services alone and who can no longer reach and engage audiences through common advertising tactics. We believed then, as we do now, that the experience a customer has with a brand is an extension of that company’s values, products and services. And a great experience can create a valuable customer for life.

The Gig

We are seeking an experienced design-side, Associate Creative Director to help lead co-lead creative across a number of clients, including our largest retainer-based, client which happens to be a Fortune 50 company. The role requires all of the standard responsibilities---you will be expected to develop and execute concepts based on project briefs, present concepts to clients, revise direction and execute the final concept. This is a very hand-on role, where you execute as much as you direct. It also requires a super strategic thinker, who is brilliant at crafting the way a brand connects through voice definition, customer journey, event activations and digital campaigns. If you are chasing the next Superbowl ad campaign, this may not be your bag. If you are inspired by the particular challenges of brand building and engagement strategy with an emphasis on concepting...badda-bing----you're this kind of creative.

The ACD reports to one of our Creative Directors and ultimately the Executive Creative Director. This role will be responsible for mentoring junior designers and Art Directors.

Who You Are

Outgoing. Energetic. Kind. Superb at time management. Focused and organized. Exceptional communicator. Humble; you thrive in a collegial atmosphere where the intern’s ideas are given as much respect at the ECD’s. You aspire to concept and execute industry-leading creative work. You like deep diving into a project. The spirit of the entrepreneur is strong in you---you take ownership of your team and projects; are equally proactive in directing as you are in executing. You want to play an active role in growing a major account. You are an enthusiastic mentor to more junior creatives, who knows how to lead by direction. You don’t necessarily like Fellini’s work, but you get it.

What You Gotta Know

  • 8+ years with campaign/advertising design work in a design/art direction capacity
  • Dynamic, innovative and business-savvy
  • Strong understanding of Web technologies (as they relate to creative concept development and design), interaction and experience design
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite (Mac platform), presentation tools, and standard office software packages
  • Have worked on New Business pitches and are comfortable in concepting big ideas that win new client work
  • You know when to be professional and when to lead an impassioned, PowerPoint presentation in the open office on the subject of when it is, and isn’t, appropriate for men to wear sandals.
  • You love to be hands on as much as you like to mentor and direct.
  • Completion of a bachelors, portfolio or masters program in relevant field, or gobs of applicable work experience.
  • Have prior experience with national brands
  • This is a full time, on site position.

Extra cool if you

  • You have mad video and photography skills…maybe you are hobbyist now, but adding Director of Photography (DP) to your resume would be a dream come true.
  • You know the technical aspect of lighting setups, post and editing and can deliver commercial quality output.

Backstage at Drumroll
Life at Drumroll includes a bunch of perks beyond full health, vision and dental coverage, 401k, and the standard basket of goodies. We also provide an ever evolving employee experience that includes birthdays off, Valentine’s half day to show your brand love, monthly birthday lunches, referral bonuses, Xbox and 8-bit, a stocked kitchen, and a killer view from our offices in Downtown Austin.

Salary is based on qualifications, experience and is competitive with market value for the position.

Next steps

Please send resume and a link to your online portfolio or samples of work. If your portfolio and credentials hit all the sweet spots, we will reach out to schedule an in person interview. Please note that only applicants that meet the requirements will be considered.

If you like what you see, but don’t meet the specifics of our current need, send us a general inquiry at We read them—honestly. We want people who dig our act, and will totally reach out if your experience fits a role we anticipate opening down the line.

If you like what you see, but don’t meet the specifics of our current need, send us a general inquiry at We read them—honestly. We want people who dig our act, and will totally reach out if your experience fits a role we anticipate opening down the line.



Austin, TX
78701 USA