Design Director

Active Theory is a company that prides itself on making some of the best digital work in the world. Recently we have opened an Amsterdam arm to our office in Los Angeles to help handle the increasing amount of work coming from Europe. We are looking for a talented, hungry Design Director who is willing to get their hands dirty, help lead a small growing team and push to make the best digital work in the world.


  • A hands-on approach to the work, you know how to use industry standard tools to communicate ideas and shape design
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and best-in-class work
  • Desire and ability to work cross-media on a wide range of projects including microsites, installations, platforms, VR, AR and mobile apps
  • Experience designing for mobile and an understanding of the intricacies of different devices
  • Involve developers and producers alike in the creative process. Active Theory is a company that prides itself on creative coding and the marriage of design and development
  • Work with clients collaboratively, make them feel like we are all on the same team
  • The ability to lead, coach, inspire and motivate a team to create work that is to the level of quality Active Theory strives for
  • Look to improve process within the team and mentor growing talent
  • Experience and ability to succeed in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment
  • The ability to attract and recruit exceptional talent
  • Located in Amsterdam or willing to relocate


  • A compelling and broad portfolio of work that demonstrates the ability to create best-in-class digital work
  • Self starter, works autonomously and is proactive in finding things to do
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Innately creative, passionate bordering obsessive and relentlessly attentive to detail


  • Full-time role
  • Salary expectations based on experience and talent
  • Paid Sick Days
  • 25 Days Paid Vacation per year

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