Creative Director of Biz Dev

If you’re an energetic, visionary creative leader who’s ready for the next step in your career, let’s talk. We’re looking for a positive force to help us create and lead a cutting-edge Design Studio for Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading communications firms. You will be hired by Fathom Creative, a leading Washington, D.C.-based design firm, for this role, while the Studio will be housed within Weber Shandwick’s New York offices.

As Creative Director/Design Lead of Business Growth and Strategic Corporate Initiatives, your responsibility — and rewards — will be significant. You’ll lead and inspire a “dream team” of designers (to be hired by you). You’ll also work closely with some the best creative minds in the industry and alongside smart pitch teams too. It’s important to know that collaboration is a core value for the firm.

Our focus is to up-level the quality of design and ingenuity for new business presentations and in-room client experiences. By doing so, you will help Weber Shandwick differentiate itself from its competitors within the marketing communications space.

Each week you’ll dive deep into a range of design assignments to help teams win new business across a range of industries, as well as support senior leadership with business and thought leadership presentations, design Cannes-winning award entries, conceive of the themes and “look and feel” for other significant corporate initiatives and more.

Here’s more about the role:

  • Your three areas of focus are: team oversight and guidance, design concepting and hands-on execution.
  • Immerse yourself and get smart on client (global brands) challenges and solutions and contribute your own expert knowledge of industry, consumer, and competitive landscapes to create insightful ideas.
  • Creatively direct stunning TED-level presentations packed with the latest digital advancements (animation, video, sound, etc). Showcase new ways to move beyond powerpoint to present in a more compelling way.
  • Beyond the presentation, work with pitch teams to conceptualize the entire client experience and bring it to life in a big way, every time.
  • Work directly with our client’s leadership team on their most important strategic corporate initiatives, including Cannes award submissions, industry events, and internal global communications
  • Lead by example as you uphold and foster our positive, spirited culture.


Here’s what you’ll bring to the table:

  • 10 years’ experience at a communications agency (PR, advertising, marketing, digital agency or similar environment) with at least 5 years in an Art Director role.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of at least 5 designers.
  • Exceptionally strong portfolio equally showcasing conceptual thinking and visual design.
  • Comprehensive awareness and love of mobile platforms, emerging technologies, and trends.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate and sell creative concepts within agency and directly to clients.
  • Mastery of relevant design tools, platforms, and software (Adobe Suite, Sketch, MS Office, etc.) and expert knowledge of video, animation, motion design and presentation software (PPT, Keynote).
  • Exceptionally solid branding and data visualization experience.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Competitive salary and bonuses commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Vision, Dental, 401k, etc.
  • An opportunity to build and run your own studio within a larger organization
  • Flexible work/life policies and other cultural benefits of working for an independent, progressive company
  • This is a fast-paced, creatively challenging and rewarding leadership position. If this sounds like a match, please send your resume and online portfolio link to jointheteam@fathomcreative.comWe look forward to meeting you.