Creative Director- Design

Posted Date: Oct-15-2018

Job ID: 12174

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Marketing

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Kent Headquarters


What's cool about this job

Do you love design? Love the outdoors? Want to work in a place where what you do actually matters? If so, we have the perfect job for you. The REI Co-op is looking for a key member of the senior creative team to help create and maintain brand guidance and drive progressive program-level work. If you’re a collaborative, talented, creative thinker and leader that values the way you work almost as much as delivering amazing results, we’d love to talk to you. 

The Creative Director of Design's main role will be to creative, lead and maintain a unified design language across the co-op. They will foster a design-thinking culture by building a strong relationship between business, strategy, and design. They will help our designers become multi-faceted by developing their aesthetic abilities and their aptitude for design thinking. 

They will specifically: 

  • Maintain the One Brand effort: Anything related to creating one unified brand experience for customers. (Brand Center, DDS) 
  • Experiences: Develop how experiences comes to life at REI, partnering with digital execution, and seeing it through completion 
  • New business – Design thinking problems that get Co-Op initiatives off the ground 
  • Create open and effective pathways between all divisions to ensure creative alignment 
  • Partner with Insights, CX, UX, Strategy, Marketing, Programs, and Channels to build consistent, world-class customer experiences 
  • Co-develop and maintain the Brand Center, our single source for design, strategy, and customer information 
  • Lead Design projects that define the future of the Co-op and improve customer service 
  • Deploy design-thinking methodologies to: envision futures, create business prototypes, improve the service design of the Co-op, orient teams towards a purpose, and design amazing customer experiences 
  • Work at the director level with GCD/CDs to make key decisions about our brand and creative department

Bring your passion and expertise

These are our dream qualifications:

  • Dynamic creative leader that puts the team first
  • 5-10 years experience in a design-led environment
  • Positive human who lives and breathes design thinking and plays well with others

Why you'll love it here

The REI Co-op is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 17 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. Since its founding in 1938, REI has worked to awaken a lifelong love for the outdoors, for all, through sustainable growth and reinvestment into the communities it serves. In 2017, nearly 70 percent of its profits went right back to the outdoor community, supporting employee retirement, helping fund trail work, returning dividends to its members and supporting nonprofits that get people into the outdoors.


At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.