Design Director

You are:

A talented, motivated Design Director or ACD that’s eager make a big impact at a small company! You’re a natural leader, and love to inspire the designers you work with. You know when and how to steer them the right direction, and when to jump in and design yourself. You’re comfortable writing, working with strategy, and being in on every part a project, from moodboards to mechs. You flourish in a fast-paced small studio, juggling multiple projects while never losing sight of the big picture — or the tiniest details. Your creative spirit is infectious and drives everyone around you to do their best work. In addition to big picture concepts, you also possess an obsessive eye for detail and hold your team to an exceptional standard of quality.

You are also looking for a place to really make your mark. Noise 13 is in the process of updating our positioning and planning for the next few years. This role is key in building up the team we will need to be the next best version of ourselves.

We are:

A tight knit team that works collaboratively with our clients to create innovative and beautiful design. We value open minds, hard work, and good food. We are also seeking just the right fit of personality, brains, skills, and desire.

We focus on full brand creation across a wide variety of projects. We are looking for someone who thinks niches are overrated and seeks variety, who can bring the same level of enthusiasm and insight to everything from tech startups to specialty food brands, and anything in between. We pride ourselves on bringing creativity and an innovative perspective to every project, as well as seeing the big picture for our clients.


  • 6+ years experience in brand and design
  • Solid portfolio, which showcases beautiful and smart design experiences
  • Previous experience managing creatives, including the ability to build, guide and lead a successful creative team
  • Strong problem-solving and conceptual skills, able to translate data and strategic insights into design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate client-facing and internal workshops, pitch new clients, and clearly present and defend design decisions
  • Must love dogs!


This is a full-time, contract-to-hire position. Salary is TBD based on experience. We are currently conducting interviews, looking to hire immediately.

Interested Candidates:

Please send a resume, portfolio link or pdf, and a note to explain your interest in working with us to:

No recruiters.


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1616 16th Street
Suite #370
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 957-1313

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