OUR MISSION IS A TALL ORDER

We’re designers, writers, parents, mentors, musicians, marketers, volunteers, programmers, filmmakers, mba’s and dreamers. Individual performances are greatly valued and rewarded, but we find we perform our very best work working together in teams. This is why we focus so much on hiring good people and talent.

During your tenure At WATSON CREATIVE’ you will be challenged through a variety of projects that reach across brands, print, digital, environments, and products. If you think you’d be a good fit, we’re interested in learning more about you. We may not always be hiring, but we always try and make room when the right talent comes along. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Please click an apply now button below to get started.

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Project Manager II or Senior

Are you passionate about project management and efficiency? Do you have a knack for helping others organize and grow into their best professional selves? Do you inspire others and lead by example? WATSON CREATIVE is looking for the brightest project management minds to help us exceed our clients’ expectations through the timely delivery of high-quality design work.  www.WatsonCreative.com

YOUR MISSION

Under the guidance of the studio manager, you will be responsible for the scoping, budgeting, planning, and follow up of individual projects. You will work closely with designers to identify project issues and scheduling conflicts, then communicate these changes to the studio management. You will also communicate with our clients to manage their expectations and inform them of any potential issues before they arise.

BASICS

  • Job Title (generic): Project Manager;
  • Business Title (commonly used):  Project Manager;
  • Job Function:  Management;
  • Pay Structure:  Paid;
  • Reports to: Studio Manager.

YOUR ROLE

  • Scope, budget, plan, and follow up on assigned projects;
  • Work closely with design team to identify potential project management issues;
  • Champion project management best practices across all projects;
  • Support, expand, and revise WATSON CREATIVE’s processes, as required;
  • Nurture a positive and result-oriented work environment;
  • Research management trends and tools to maintain WATSON CREATIVE’s lead in the field.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five years or more in project management or related position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in project management or equivalent;
  • Highly organized and self-driven;
  • Natural leadership and inspiring work ethic;
  • Passionate about management and organizational efficiency;
  • Knowledgeable in various project management philosophies such as waterfall, JIT, and Agile;
  • Expert in project management software tools including Microsoft Project and Excel;
  • Excellent written and spoken communicator;
  • Thick skin: able to take critique;
  • Ability to formulate feedback in a constructive manner;
  • Ability to manage design staff with patience and leadership;
  • Ability to interface with clients in a highly professional manner, including executives;
  • Comfortable with changing expectations and client requests for revision;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to wear multiple hats, including working outside of this job description;
  • Solid and well-developed sense of business integrity;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Artistic endeavors outside core professional competence a strong plus.

BENEFITS (After 90 days)

  • Competitive wellness package;
  • 401k matching plan;
  • Profit sharing plan;
  • Continuing education reimbursements;
  • Monthly speakers series;
  • Generous PTO;
  • Flexible schedules;
  • Gym membership;
  • Dog(s) in the office.

LOCATION

Our headquarters are tucked away in Portland, Oregon, nestled between the Pacific Ocean, Columbia Gorge, and National Forests, as well as a few volcanoes. It’s the perfect catalyst for creativity and mischief; a place to stretch our legs and develop original, evolving, and meaningful solutions for our clients. Take a trolley. Bike it. Hike it.

We are located next to the Broadway Bridge (just across from the Pearl District) and adjacent to the Moda Center, where you can catch a Blazers game or concert after work. Free off-street parking is always available; senior staff get parking passes. The PDX Trolley is at our doorstep. In our building is a café and a bar, and there’s even a brewery in the basement.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

WATSON CREATIVE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, WATSON CREATIVE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

WATSON CREATIVE expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of WATSON CREATIVE’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

WATSON CREATIVE is looking for a veteran production designer minds to take concepts from our design staff and accurately bring them to life on Print or Digital executions. You’ll work with print vendors or code developers. You’ll work and manage a team of sub contractors on producing deliverables. WATSON CREATIVE is a design-driven business consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. Our portfolio includes top-tier firms, athletic organizations, and cultural icons. We’re designers, writers, parents, mentors, musicians, marketers, volunteers, programmers, filmmakers, MBA’s, and dreamers. For us, design is a passion, a sport, and an obsession.   www.WatsonCreative.com

BASICS

  • Job Title (generic): Production Designer II;
  • Business Title (commonly used): Production Designer;
  • Job Function: Design & Marketing;
  • Pay Structure: Paid;
  • Reports to: Design Lead, Project Managers and Creative Director.

YOUR ROLE

  • Gather design requirements from clients;
  • Plan concepts by studying information and materials;
  • Create outlines, paginations, and wireframes;
  • Illustrate concepts through rough layouts for client approval;
  • Work on Branding, Print, Digital, Environment, Video, Photo, and Product;
  • Revise concepts as needed;
  • Prepare final layout with finished copy and art;
  • Clearly communicate time and resource requirements to project management;
  • Contribute to team efforts in other design areas, as needed;
  • Follow, embrace, and learn WATSON CREATIVE’s process;
  • Explore venues for design innovation;
  • Stay abreast of design trends and techniques, and disseminate knowledge to colleagues;
  • Always maintain a positive attitude.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent;
  • Five years’ experience in graphic design or equivalent;
  • Highly creative and self-driven;
  • Passionate about design;
  • Superb typographical and layout skills;
  • Strong sense of grid manipulation;
  • Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign;
  • Excellent written and spoken communicator;
  • Thick skin: able to take critique and direction;
  • Ability to interface with clients in a highly professional manner;
  • Comfortable with changing expectations and client requests for revision;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to wear multiple hats, including working outside of this job description;
  • Solid and well-developed sense of business integrity;
  • Bonus talents: photography, illustration, writing.

BENEFITS (After 90 days)

  • Competitive wellness package;
  • 401k matching plan;
  • Profit sharing plan;
  • Continuing education reimbursements;
  • Monthly speakers series;
  • Generous PTO;
  • Flexible schedules;
  • Gym membership;
  • Dog(s) in the office.

LOCATION

Our headquarters are tucked away in Portland, Oregon, nestled between the Pacific Ocean, Columbia Gorge, and National Forests, as well as a few volcanoes. It’s the perfect catalyst for creativity and mischief; a place to stretch our legs and develop original, evolving, and meaningful solutions for our clients. Take a trolley. Bike it. Hike it.

We are located next to the Broadway Bridge (just across from the Pearl District) and adjacent to the Moda Center, where you can catch a Blazers game or concert after work. Free off-street parking is always available; senior staff get parking passes. The PDX Trolley is at our doorstep. In our building is a café and a bar, and there’s even a brewery in the basement.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

WATSON CREATIVE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, WATSON CREATIVE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

WATSON CREATIVE expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of WATSON CREATIVE’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

FREELANCE POOL

Hollywood films are made by teams and networks of individuals and companies with specific skills. While most of our work is done in-house, we can’t always do it ourselves, nor do we believe that approach is always right for our client. Rather, we believe in leveraging the best of all breeds to get a particular project done. So if you have skills that defy imagination, we want to know about you. If you are a talented consultant, freelancer or have a local firm that you believe will help round out our client services, let’s grab a beer and compare notes.

 

Executive Assistant // Marketing Coordinator

Are you passionate about order, accuracy, efficiency and supporting team mates? Do you have a knack for helping others organize and grow into their best professional selves? Do you inspire others and lead by example? WATSON CREATIVE is looking for the brightest project management minds to help us exceed our clients’ expectations through the timely delivery of high-quality design work.  www.WatsonCreative.com

YOUR MISSION

Under the guidance of the Studio Director, you will be responsible for the assisting the President, Studio Director on office management tasks. Additionally, you will support Project Managers on various tasks and projects. From helping plan video shoots to researching trends. You will work closely with designers to identify project issues and scheduling conflicts, then communicate these changes to the studio management. You will also communicate with our clients to manage their expectations and inform them of any potential issues before they arise.

BASICS

  • Job Title (generic): Executive Assistant / Marketing Coordinator;
  • Business Title (commonly used): Executive Assistant;
  • Job Function:  Management;
  • Pay Structure:  Paid;
  • Reports to: Studio Director.

YOUR ROLE

• Admin/Assistant
• Answer/fielding calls
• Scheduling majority of internal & external meetings
• Supply ordering
• Surface level cleaning & tidiness
• Setup for client meetings & workshops
• Shop, order, and coordinate food/snacks/meals for meetings
• Coordinating gifts and referrals/thank you for clients (implement Client Appreciation)
• Managing studio birthdays, gifts, and planning
• Daily management and responses to Matt’s email
• Running of general studio errands
• Gathering mail & shipments daily, sending necessary mail onto Pam/Tricia weekly (Tuesdays)
• Printing, stocking, organizing all worksheets, check lists, and tools in the conference room for client meetings
• Out of town travel planning & coordination
• Continuous management of calendar
• Meals
• Tracking time, travel, and scheduling for meetings and ensuring timeliness for client meetings
• Scheduling, coordinating, and tracking of personal meetings
• Running of personal errands
• Set up of computer, headphones, and project information for each conference call
• New job set up and obtaining approval from Studio Director
• Be willing to wear multiple hats within the studio

Assist in Maintaining Filing System & Archiving Old Files:
• Set up and update client files
• Set up and update sub/supplier files
• Set up and update all operations and HR files

Assist in Running Office Operations:
• Make sure office has what it needs (office supplies, food, drink, etc)
• Tracking of building/studio maintenance, cleaning services, and rent
• Maintain and help fix any system/computer/printer issues
• Help develop agenda for all Staff Meetings
• Organize a once a quarter, all staff, fun activity/event
• Aiding in preparation, planning, and details of outside events being hosted in studio

Marketing & Event Planning:
• Manage event planning

◦ Assign Tasks
◦ Manage the process
◦ Be the onsite point person at the event

• Oversee marketing implementation (website, newsletter, direct mail, TV, PR, awards)

◦ Outline marketing projects and review with Matt
◦ Assign Tasks
◦ Manage Process

• Oversee systems processes and continuous improvement
• Maintain and update social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc)

Misc
• Photo shoot coordination and scheduling (locations, models, equipment, photographers/videographers, food, transportation, etc.)
• Ordering, reserving, and picking up/dropping off photo equipment
• Coordinating meetings, workshops, and other client meetings they need help with
• Purchasing & tracking web templates, music, etc. for projects
• Sitting in and taking notes on any meetings they cannot be available for

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree or university degree;
  • Highly organized and self-driven;
  • Natural leadership and inspiring work ethic;
  • Passionate about management and organizational efficiency;
  • Excellent written and spoken communicator;
  • Thick skin: able to take critique;
  • Ability to formulate feedback in a constructive manner;
  • Ability to manage design staff with patience and leadership;
  • Ability to interface with clients in a highly professional manner, including executives;
  • Comfortable with changing expectations and client requests for revision;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to wear multiple hats, including working outside of this job description;
  • Solid and well-developed sense of business integrity;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Artistic endeavors outside core professional competence a strong plus.

BENEFITS (After 90 days)

  • Competitive wellness package;
  • 401k matching plan;
  • Profit sharing plan;
  • Continuing education reimbursements;
  • Monthly speakers series;
  • Generous PTO;
  • Flexible schedules;
  • Gym membership;
  • Dog(s) in the office.

LOCATION

Our headquarters are tucked away in Portland, Oregon, nestled between the Pacific Ocean, Columbia Gorge, and National Forests, as well as a few volcanoes. It’s the perfect catalyst for creativity and mischief; a place to stretch our legs and develop original, evolving, and meaningful solutions for our clients. Take a trolley. Bike it. Hike it.

We are located next to the Broadway Bridge (just across from the Pearl District) and adjacent to the Moda Center, where you can catch a Blazers game or concert after work. Free off-street parking is always available; senior staff get parking passes. The PDX Trolley is at our doorstep. In our building is a café and a bar, and there’s even a brewery in the basement.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

WATSON CREATIVE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, WATSON CREATIVE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

WATSON CREATIVE expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of WATSON CREATIVE’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.