Watson Creative


Watson is a research-driven creative studio that specializes in helping challenger brands achieve strategic growth. We provide strategic planning, branding, creative and campaign 360 stewardship to a diverse range of industries, including cultural institutions, consumer brands and progressive nonprofits. Although we are primarily remote, the agency is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in San Francisco and Bend, Oregon. 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


At Watson, the role of a Senior Brand Designer transcends traditional design boundaries, embodying the essence of brand stewardship. Tasked with the conceptualization and realization of compelling brand identities, you are the architect of the visual narrative that sets our clients apart. Your responsibilities stretch from the drafting table to the digital executions, crafting not only the brand guidelines and key assets but ensuring their consistency and alignment with the strategic vision across every medium.

Collaborating seamlessly with our vibrant team of writers, developers, account managers, and creative directors, your leadership will ensure a coherent and captivating brand presence across all platforms. Your role is critical in stitching together flexible systems of brand expression across every audience touchpoint.

Moreover, you will also spearhead the development of innovative brand marketing campaigns in collaboration with our writers and marketing department, translating brand strategies into tangible, impactful visuals that speak directly to the heart of our clients audiences. Your visionary guidance will be instrumental in navigating projects from conception through to fruition, in lockstep with our Account and Project Managers, to deliver beyond expectations.


  • Conceive and implement concepts, guidelines and strategies in various creative projects and oversee them to completion
  • Collaborate with account managers and strategists to obtain knowledge of the clients’ requirements
  • Lead brainstorming/creative sessions to generate ideas
  • Understand how to build the case for and push through aggressive concepts.
  • We expect that you will often still design brands (identities, guidelines, print, digital, etc.)
  • We expect you to be well-written and able to competently collaborate with our writers.
  • Monitor results of team efforts and propose actions for the future
  • Excellent presentation skills and proven ability to grow accounts.
  • Deep understanding of branding and marketing campaigns. (B2B and B2C)
  • Love to collaborate with a team of talented creatives and strategists.


  • Seven years or more working as a designer focused on branding/design and somecampaigns.
  • Highly organized, problem solver, and self-driven
  • Passionate about the work, the team, and our clients. Have a voice!
  • Ability to formulate feedback in a constructive manner
  • Ability to interface with clients in a highly professional manner
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, fluidity, and client requests for revisions
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to wear multiple hats, including working outside of this job description
  • A solid and well-developed sense of integrity
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Health Care Plan, plus additional budget for custom insurance options
  • Term Life insurance
  • 401k matching plan
  • Maternity/paternity leave
  • Unlimited PTO, Holidays, and the week after Christmas off.
  • Flexible schedules & Remote working welcomed
  • And more


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. Offices in Portland, Bend, and San Francisco.


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.