Director, Design at The Trade Desk (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.

So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.

What you’ll do:

The Trade Desk is looking for a Director, Design to push the proverbial creative envelope. The ideal candidate will have experience ideating and executing best-in-class 360 global marketing campaigns, events and video content. The right candidate must have experience developing campaign and video concepts in concert with copy, production, and digital experiences teams and executing work for a variety of mediums, including video, digital, audio, DOOH (digital out of home), and print.

The candidate should possess exceptional design skills and have deep a passion for creating work with impact.

In this role, you will:

  • Build awareness around The Trade Desk brand and continually raise the bar creatively, putting out inspired and effective work out into the world
  • Concept and execute work across brand and product marketing, events and sales, and collaborate with teammates across the global marketing org that aligns to our key business and marketing objectives
  • Strategically push the creative integrity of all campaigns and tactics that effectively deliver against creative briefs
  • Pitch new ideas and show ways that we can extend campaigns and content through clever and unexpected executions and activations
  • Work in close partnership with digital experiences team
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritize workflow, and meet time sensitive deadlines
  • Be curious, love learning new techniques, and testing new hypotheses
  • Be able to present and articulate ideas and concept proposals to leadership
  • Work across every step of content production with the aim of producing video content that is out of the box. This will include pre-production (concepting, storyboarding, casting), on set (art direction) and post-production (edit reviews, shaping narrative)
  • Keep track of awesome creative executions and continuously present new ideas to team
  • Directly manage a small team of global Art Directors and Designers, supporting go-to-market initiatives
  • Provide creative direction, mentorship and "coach up" creatives on your team and throughout the organization
  • Be involved in recruiting and hiring additional creative team members as needed
  • Be a nice human 

Who you are:

  • 10-12 total experience include 7-10 years of experience as a Sr. Art Director or Associate Creative Director at a creative agency, or in-house agency for well-established brands
  • BA/BFA degree in Graphic Design (or similar)
  • A diverse portfolio that exhibits exception campaign work, and sophisticated use of typography, color, and graphic elements (and a clean visual design sense)
  • Experienced in campaign concept development and creative execution, graphic design, art direction, production across physical and digital ecosystems
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Experience in developing PowerPoint presentations
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate on cross-function teams
  • Hunger for keeping up-to-date on current technology, trends and web design principals
  • Strength in building relationships across internal team and external vendors
  • Intellectual curiosity to learn all things programmatic and the nuances of the advertising technology industry
  • Have a “let's roll up our sleeves and get it done” attitude

Nice to have’s:

  • Experience in the advertising technology space
  • Experience in B2B marketing

Please provide a link to your portfolio in your application (will not be considered without portfolio website)


The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Our NY office is in the Grace Building with sweeping views of the city, Bryant Park and close to lots of great restaurants.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone I've met in person and virtually feels like a friend I've known them for quite some time. The culture in the New York office truly encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. The diversity of thought and backgrounds professionally and personally is unlike any other place that I've worked at.


Manager, Global Employer Brand Marketing

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our most recent Connected TV (CTV) launch was exciting because CTV is a big industry game changer. A lot of people from the London office worked on the project, so I know about the problems we had to solve in order to get us to the point where we could push it live. I’m excited to see how well it takes off.


Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Unrelenting curiosity. When you’re given a problem or task, you’re so curious that you become obsessive about solving it. I always know that I’ve found great engineers when they refuse to let go of a problem I’ve given them until they figure it out. This quality proves especially useful for a lot of the problems we work on.


Senior Manager, Engineering

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

During the Engineering Palooza event three years ago, a group of 25 engineers, spent a week in Boulder just brainstorming ideas and talking about our next-gen infrastructure. The sheer brain power in that room was absolutely amazing! Since then, the team has grown, ideas have expanded, and we’re tackling more complex problems than ever before.


Principal Lead Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Those moments usually involve us looking at vast volumes of data to answer a question or inform a decision. A few examples are investigating how a client uses a certain feature, so we can build a new one to increase efficiency, or helping partners write an attribution model or build a custom report, so they can gain new insights from their data.


Sr. Director, Technical Account Management

What are The Trade Desk Perks + Benefits

The Trade Desk Benefits Overview

At The Trade Desk we think what you do outside the office is just as important as what you do inside the office, which is why we offer a range of benefits to help our employees lead a healthy and balanced life. We offer competitive benefits ranging from parental leave to savings and investments plan that help you plan for the future. We have offices around the world and they all have something that makes them unique, whether there's a fridge stocked with local craft beer, or daily ping pong tournaments, there's always something fun happening at our TTD offices.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Our committed Inclusion a Belonging starts at the top and is reflected in the diversity of our executive team. Reporting to our CEO, Founder & Chairman, 50% of our C-level executives are diverse.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
To innovate, gain knowledge and pursue other interests, such as volunteer work, travel, research, or write. It is one way to reward employees who have been working with us for a long time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Hours. Meaningful Stock Options. Full health, dental, and vision coverage. Awesome office location with fully stocked fridge, gourmet local coffee, games and breakfast & lunch 2X per week.

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