Creative Director


On Board Experiential (OBE) is an award-winning, full-service, experience-led agency that creates meaningful brand experiences worldwide. We work out of our homes and physical offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and NYC, or wherever our adventures take us! Our clients include Nike, Meta, JPMorgan Chase, Cheez-It, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, and SEPHORA, to name a few. We know, “Cool, cool, but what’s it like to work at OBE?” We thought you’d never ask. Event Marketer has recognized OBE as one of the best places to work in events and well, we couldn’t agree more.

The most important part of our business is our people. They are hardworking, brave and make magic happen on the regular. But under each majestic exterior is a human deserving of a healthy work-life balance. That’s why we believe in recovery days, happy hours, friendly but competitive fitness challenges and company offsites.

We conduct open meetings to facilitate discussions that heal, inspire, and bring us closer. We encourage each other to bring our whole selves to work. We want to hear about your lived experiences and unique perspectives. We don’t just want you to be unapologetically you: it’s part of the job description.


As Creative Director, you bring big, transformative ideas to the table and motivate cross-functional teams to realize grand visions. You examine all aspects of client problems and briefs to create thoughtful, viable and unexpected creative solutions.

As an experienced creative that blends visionary strategic thinking and art direction, you work to inspire game-changing ideas in collaboration with our team of experts and articulate them into clear and powerful concepts.

You’re a true team player with expertise in experiential marketing strategy. Your leadership elevates the agency’s creative output, resulting in award-winning work. You have the passion and creative chops to crank up brand impact for some of the world’s leading companies.



  • Thoughtfully develop and present winning new business pitches that expand business relationships and agency opportunities.
  • Understand and work within project parameters, including client goals and requirements, internal goals, audience experience, technical constraints, budget and timeline to create industry-leading creative work.
  • Elevate the work. Lead Creative project teams by consistently clarifying team dynamics and next steps, monitoring progress, providing helpful critique, and infusing big ideas into the work, and thus consistently delivering inspired creative work that meets or exceeds client expectations.
  • Guide and contribute to strategic development of integrated experiential and virtual marketing campaigns throughout all phases of a project, overseeing planning, concept development, design and implementation. “Get your hands dirty” by producing and guiding fantastic work that solves our clients’ business challenges in unique and innovative ways.
    • Be the conduit between upfront strategy development and design exploration and execution:
      • STRATEGY: Clarify and anchor the client brief, objectives and KPIs; conduct primary and secondary research on the brand, audience, and other key project elements, distill and curate ideas based on strategic insights, contribute best-in-class storytelling and copywriting, validate recommendations with clear strategic rationale, pivot and adjust with strategic excellence, etc.
      • ART DIRECTION: Coordinate with diverse design talent to bring together the best possible aesthetics that are simultaneously on-brand and forward-looking.
    • Interface with internal teams, vendors, and clients for creative sell-in and review.
    • Remain current with industry trends and techniques, striving for best-in-class output across all facets of ideation, strategy, art direction and beyond.
      • CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE: Stay up to date on current events, culturally relevant movements and happenings, DE&I best practices and terminology, and a vast range of subject matter that enhances the work, heightens your ability to collaborate with diverse talent, and creates an inclusive environment for expressing authentic and diverse perspectives.
      • AUDIENCE-CENTRICITY: Foster deep understanding and empathy for the given brand’s intended audience that enhances the work.


  • Act as the catalyst that mixes and translates ideas, pushes concepts, and finds the best way to push our overall creative and design output.
  • Conduct and participate in both internal and client brainstorming sessions, workshops, and idea rakes designed toward specific outputs and solutions that address client’s strategic and tactical business needs.
  • Develop robust KPI plans per program that prove ROI for clients and further business relationships.
  • Coordinate with talent and resources, including vendors, photographers, printers, fabricators, freelancers, web and interactive contractors, to complete creative materials for each project that add value.
  • Recap and reflect on all creative pitches and projects in order to share key learnings and elevate the work.


  • Collaborate with Account, Production and Technology team leads to ensure all client deliverables are being met on a timely basis with consistency and high quality. Stay aligned with your team to foster camaraderie and industry-leading work that is also profitable.
  • Contribute to guiding and streamlining best practices and standard processes to drive the agency’s capabilities and collaboration practices forward.
  • Be a sponge for industry trends, sharing insights and inspiration with the agency at large.


  • Encourage curiosity, strive to continually increase the creative skill level of the department.
  • Provide mentorship and direction to strategists, writers, designers, artists, and creative technologists, understanding their strengths and weaknesses, providing regular feedback to help them move forward along their growth path.
  • Manage creative team members or freelancers as necessary to ensure high quality work output, career satisfaction, growth and retention.
  • Work with CCO and Senior leaders in creative department and OBE Leadership team to help evolve the design team and agency offering. Consistently make informed recommendations on what is best for the team.
  • Contribute to hiring processes to help recruit, evaluate and secure boundary-pushing new talent who complement and elevate the full creative team.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Design or related field.
  • Fluid work experience and technical capabilities with Mac OS and standard creative suite of programs including Adobe CC, and collaborative Keynote, Microsoft Office, and Google products.
  • A solid portfolio of 8+ years that includes unique, successful and relevant experiential marketing projects (at least 3 years at an experiential agency).
  • Work samples that include strategy, copywriting and/or design personally owned and delivered as part of your role in the project/program.
  • Demonstrated work, personal experience or interest in technology, lifestyle, sports and/or entertainment industries is a plus.


  • Effective communicator and storyteller with the ability to find the best approach to verbally and visually communicate an idea AND articulately present it to other team members, clients and agency partners.
  • Excellent listener, able to get to the heart of what the client and/or team is telling you. Seeks to understand and integrate the most poignant ideas and insights into project work and agency processes.
  • Experience collaborating with teams of strategists, designers, artists, technologists, producers, account managers and content developers.
  • Strategic and visually compelling point-of-view demonstrated in all creative output.
  • Adept at multi-tasking, with an ability to coordinate multiple projects and resources while maintaining excellence.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Inspirational and motivating leadership, intuitive enough to know when to push yourself and your team to make ideas better
  • Ambitious self-starter.
  • Adaptability to changes and pivots.
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate feedback from clients, internal team members and partners while staying aligned with project objectives. Providing justification of decisions to internal and external stakeholders that brings the team with you and keeps those around you inspired.


  • Natural curiosity-the drive to always be learning and growing, professionally and personally.
  • High energy and flexibility in working non-traditional hours as needed (some nights and weekends as deadlines dictate).
  • Willingness to work a hybrid schedule (up to 4 days in office) and travel up to 50% of the time.

Compensation Range: $140,000 – $220,000 annually. This is the pay range OBE believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on level of experience, relevant skills, professional certifications, market pay, and demand for the role. OBE reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, Benefits include: medical/dental/vision insurance, employer paid basic life and personal accident insurance. Also included: Annual Profit Sharing/Bonus Plan based on the company’s performance and your individual performance, 401(k), Healthcare Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, PTO, STD/LTD insurance benefits.
On Board Experiential is An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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