Associate Creative Director

Portland, OR

A Little About Us:

We help great companies build great email programs, and we need great people to help us do it. Trendline Interactive is one of the only agencies in the world dedicated to email marketing, and we’re growing fast. We’re looking for people who are passionate about email and passionate about helping our clients succeed.

A Little About This Role:

This is a highly visible and strategic role. As our Associate Creative Director, you’ll be working with large companies to drive concepts, visual tone, clarity and persuasion to the messages we send on behalf of our clients. You will also be supervising and mentoring interactive designers and copywriters as they develop their skills. The ideal candidate also understands the vast number of devices and email clients our creative is viewed on and can excel in a collaborative environment.


  • Lead multiple projects and assist the creative director through a common vision for creative excellence
  • Develop concepts and directions from creative briefs and can direct team members with clear assignments
  • Ensure design concepts are aligned with overall strategy
  • Present clear vision of concepts to account teams and client representatives through internal and external reviews
  • Work with account teams on estimating resources and determining timelines for deliverables
  • Be accountable for client and internal deliverables including feedback rounds
  • Act as quality control by reviewing and editing the team’s final products before presentation
  • Problem solving through design and messaging
  • Supervise, mentor and train team members
  • Help build a strong company culture driven around design and communication
  • Travel onsite to clients and present at quarterly and annual business reviews
  • Attend, participate and give feedback at all account status meetings
  • Conduct business brainstorming sessions with team members or with client to define visual design direction


  • 5+ years’ visual design experience in in an agency/client-side environment
  • Strong conceptual thinking and the ability to communicate ideas
  • Experience working with big brands
  • Excellent leadership, presentation and teamwork skills.
  • Intimate Knowledge of your design tools (Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate and execute design principles
  • Experience with Mobile-First approaches to design and coding
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with tight deadlines, while providing proactive communication to stakeholders

The Ideal Candidate Is…:

  • Self-motivated. A quick learner. Assertive
  • Passionate about success for yourself and the client
  • Professional and persuasive in both verbal and written communication
  • A team player who also works well independently, thinks creatively, solves problems and takes initiative
  • Able to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Understands that attention to detail is vital

What Trendline Offers:

  • Money. Both in salary and eligibility for our quarterly profit sharing plan
  • Vacation. We don’t tell you how much vacation to take – just don’t leave us hanging
  • Benefits. Healthcare as well as some intangible things
  • Team. A multi-disciplinary group that works as one unit to meet client objectives
  • Respect. Everyone has a voice at the table
  • To apply for this position, send us your resume to