No egos.

We make cool stuff. We solve creative problems. And we love what we do. Especially this guy.

The perks.

From team outings to barbecuing on our deck overlooking the Hudson River, these are a few of our favorite things.

  • Your ideas count

  • Work-life balance

  • Awesome team outings

  • Dogs welcome

Let’s work together.

Designer/Animator

New York, NY

We are a creative production agency, which consists of developers, designers, writers, animators, inventors, technologists, producers, retouchers, artists, photographers, musicians, and new-media strategists working collaboratively on projects as varied as we are. We solve creative problems as a multi-disciplinary collective, and our unified goal is to make work for which both we and our clients can be fiercely proud. We rely on discipline, experimentation, perspective, and a good attitude as the key ingredients to a great creative product.

We’re looking for a Designer/Animator to join our team in our NYC office. We are looking for a candidate that loves what they do, is excited about joining a growing team and most importantly is a pleasure to work with.

We’ll be:

Thrilled to have you on the team, and excited to nurture and grow your skills. We all love what we do at thelab—we pride ourselves on craftsmanship, thoughtfulness, and flexibility. We’re inherently curious. We like to solve problems. We enjoy a good BBQ (veggie burgers too, y’all). We aim for work/life balance and keep a fairly reasonable schedule. Most of all, we’ll care about you, the work you do here, and the career we’ll help you grow.

You are/have:

  • Graphic design background with strong technical skills, design aesthetic, and awareness of current media trends.
  • 1-2 years of agency or design studio experience.
  • Love of all things visual: typography, layout, composition, motion.
  • Equally skilled in design and animation.
  • Strong sense of timing, pacing and movement in all animations.
  • Can understand & translate a variety of brand identities into high-quality design and motion graphics.
  • Proficiency in Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator and Media Encoder.
  • Beginner knowledge of C4D a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Sketch.
  • Capable of some light editing.
  • Strong technical knowledge of AE plugins and able to use scripts.
  • Comfort working with 6K/8K video is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of working with audio files.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Your primary responsibilities will include:
  • The Designer Animator will report to the Lead Designer Animator and work with our creative team made up of designers, copywriters, developers, and producers.
  • Assist in design, creation and/or edit of still and motion graphics.
  • Animated social campaigns, OLV’s, broadcast commercials, email campaigns, and digital billboards make up the bulk of our work. We’ll look for you to easily plug into our day-to-day projects.
  • Able to take a project from start to finish- from initial research, key frames, mood boards, storyboarding, and animatics, to final animation or edit, and delivery of assets.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, flexible and helpful, able to multitask, self-starter.
  • Able to export assets to specs provided by the client: digital, social, broadcast.
  • Maintain proper file structure and approach allowing for future animation/adaptations/edits.
  • Able to work under pressure and under deadlines, with strong follow-through abilities.

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Senior Front End Developer

New York, NY
We are looking for an experienced front-end developer to work with our client’s e-commerce business. The ideal candidate would have experience working closely with designers and large frontend codebases. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and is able to work with a team early on in a project, plan and identify requirements, see a project through to completion, and mentor junior members of the team along the way.

About thelab
We’re an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and
technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work to help brands work better, and our production roots ensure that every great idea gets delivered right. From branding & design, photoshoots and video production, software builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business. Oh, and we host a mean barbecue too.

We will be
An awesome place for you to grow and learn. We stay open-minded about ideas and make sure our technology is always up-to-date because we believe the best work gets made when we evolve our skills together. thelab is large enough to get an amazing variety of work but small enough to stay flexible and work with smaller brands and startups too—we even have a few products of our own. You’ll work on a lot of different kinds of projects, and you’ll do it with reasonable timelines, surrounded by an inclusive community who wants to see you succeed (no brogrammers, please!). And you’ll generally finish your day with plenty of time left over to meet your friends for a drink—or grab one with your new team.

What our interview process looks like:
  • We’ll schedule an initial brief, general phone interview so we can get to know you, answer any questions you may have, and see if we might be a good fit for you and vice versa. After that, you’ll have a technical phone interview with a member of the dev team.
  • From there, we’d want to bring you in for an onsite interview and would email you details about a general architectural problem beforehand.
  • At the onsite interview, we’re looking to understand your thinking process—not your knowledge of algorithms. That’s why we won’t be asking you to do whiteboard problems, but instead, we’ll ask you to explain your high-level approach to the architectural problem we shared, articulating it to both an experienced and junior dev.

You are
  • A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment—no lone wolf mentalities!
  • Experienced in leading teams and mentoring people
  • Not afraid to fail and always looking to learn from those failures
  • Able to understand different approaches and comfortable learning/using both newer and older tech when it’s a better fit
  • Able to develop web functionality in TypeScript and SASS
  • Able to lead complex single-page web applications with front-end frameworks, such as Angular/React/etc, and Node. A leader in architecture decisions like state management and server-side rendering.
  • Able to work with APIs and have a high-level understanding of how frontends and backends interact
  • Comfortable developing shared components that leverage modern JavaScript design patterns
  • Able to prototype solutions with a design that can eventually scale to larger solutions
  • Able to manage multiple projects and deliverables occurring concurrently during a sprint
  • Experience in collaborating with a design team to create great user experiences including complex styling and animation
  • Looking to work on a diverse team because you enjoy hearing different opinions and ideas
Nice to haves (Not required)
  • Preference of command-line interfaces over graphical
  • Knowledge of running dev environments through Docker
  • Experience working in open source community and contributing changes
  • Keeping up to date with the latest design tooling, such as Sketch and Avocode
  • Experience in e-commerce
  • Knowledge of server-side rendering techniques in Node
  • Python and Django experience
  • Experience with large scale Angular applications
  • Experience with large scale React applications

Digital Analytics Lead

New York, NY

thelab is looking for a self-starter who is able to work independently as well as part of a team.

What you’ll do:
You will be the point person and go-to expert on all things analytics and will need to prioritize workflow based on the importance of request and information. You will represent the digital team for digital analytics with all internal teams, clients, and key stakeholders. As part of the digital team, you will have an opportunity to work on a large variety of projects for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including websites, e-commerce, mobile/tablet apps, and online media. You will work closely with various teams within the company from inception to completion to help establish project KPIs, as well as the analytics environments to track, report and optimize. This role requires knowledge of Google Tag Manager, as well as Google Analytics and other 3rd party analytics dashboards.

You Are:

  • 5+ years experience working in web analytics
  • 3+ years experience working with tag management solutions (Google Tag Manager, Tealium, etc.)
  • Ability to configure dashboards and reports in an automated fashion (Tableau, Google Data Studio)
  • Ability to understand and analyze the data
  • Ability to configure and analyze conversion funnels (HotJar, Clicktale for example)
  • Experience running A/B and multivariate testing (Google Optimize, Optimizely)
  • Experience analyzing clickstream data
  • Ability to Identify opportunities for improvement in the design, layout and navigation of client projects
  • Ability to excel in an autonomous environment
  • Organized with astute attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excel in a fast-paced environment with quick-changing needs
Bonus points for the following (not required):
  • Ability to code custom JavaScript to enhance out of the box tag management and analytics solutions
  • Ability to design and configure a tracking program for advertising campaigns, including emails, banners, and social advertising
  • Knowledge of onsite SEO best practices
  • E-commerce implementation knowledge and set-up experience for tracking
  • Experience working with media partners or 3rd party vendors for integration
What our interview process looks like:
  1. We’ll schedule an initial brief, general phone interview so we can get to know you, answer any questions you may have, and see if we might be a good fit for you and vice versa.
  2. From there, we’d want to bring you in for an onsite interview with the core hiring team
  3. At the onsite interview, we’re looking to understand not just your work history but your thinking process.
  4. There will then be a final interview with our leadership team
We’ll be: 

An awesome place for you to grow and learn. We stay open-minded about ideas and make sure our technology is always up-to-date, because we believe the best work gets made when we evolve our skills together. thelab is large enough to get an amazing variety of work, but small enough to stay flexible and work with smaller brands and startups too—we even have a few products of our own. You’ll work on a lot of different kinds of projects, and you’ll do it with reasonable timelines, surrounded by an inclusive community who wants to see you succeed. And you’ll generally finish your day with plenty of time left over to meet your friends for a drink—or grab one with your new team.

About thelab

We’re an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production, and technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work to help brands work better, and our production roots ensure that every great idea gets delivered right. From branding & design, photoshoots and video production, software builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business. Oh, and we host a mean barbecue too.

What About Me?

NEW YORK

If you’re interested in working with us, but don’t see a job listing that matches your qualifications, we still want to hear from you. Our needs are ever-changing, and even if there’s not the right role right now, we’ll keep you on file for when the perfect spot opens up. Don’t be shy—let’s start the conversation.

P.S. We heart freelancers too!