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.

Design Lead

New York

We’re looking for a Design Lead (5+ years relevant experience) to join our amazing team! 

What you’ll do: 

The Design Lead will report to the Creative Director and work with a team of developers, designers and producers to lead and manage the design and relaunch of large scale web and mobile platforms, with a focus on e-commerce. The Design Lead provides creative direction and vision for a variety of user experiences.  Someone with a deep understanding of UX principles will have an extreme advantage, and shepherding design plans from start to strategy to a finished and cohesive design will be this person’s main focus. 

What you’ve done:

  • Successfully concepted and designed functional, beautiful e-commerce sites from initial briefing through to final deliverables 
  • Cultivated a strong eye for design 
  • Collaborated effectively with developers, designers and other stakeholders to ensure web designs and functionality are correctly built and brought to life
  • Presented work directly to stakeholders/clients
  • Developed exceptional organizational skills, allowing you to maintain both strategic overview and a hyper focus on the details
  • Become an expert in Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch and interactive prototyping tools such as Invision
  • Maintained grace after the 10th round.  Some clients are easier than others. A big part of this job is being okay with client feedback and revisions.
  • Challenged yourself both personally and professionally by staying current with technology and interaction design trends.
  • Successfully led projects. Our senior designers have the opportunity – and responsibility – to lead projects, partner with clients, and support more junior designers on the team
  • Developed and promoted a grown-up attitude: we don’t do drama here ☺ 

Who you are: 

Passionate about all things design, naturally! A well designed interactive experience makes our your heart flutter.  You love working collaboratively, owning and shaping the creation of your concepts. And you are a natural communicator whom colleagues genuinely enjoy working 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. 

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 

  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • generous PTO
  • fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • an awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

About us: 

We are 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. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to ecommerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business.

APPLY HERE

 

Digital Designer, Junior

NEW YORK

We’re looking for a Digital Designer (2+ years relevant experience) to join our amazing team at our NYC Hudson Yards office!

What you’ll do:

The Digital Designer will report to the Creative Director and work with a team of designers, copywriters, developers, and producers on new and current projects. We’re looking for a range of design and creative capabilities, which include:
  • Digital design experience: Banners, email marketing, and social campaigns make up the bulk of our work along with the occasional responsive website or landing page. We’ll look for you to easily plug into our day-to-day projects.
  • A love affair with design: We’re looking for someone who is just as obsessed as we are about beautiful typography, photography, and layout.
  • An understanding of motion design. We don’t necessarily need you to animate, but we would like someone who can think through animation that enhances everything from landing pages to client social feeds.
  • Conceptual thinking: All ideas welcome. If you can make it, we’ll pitch it.
  • Grace after the 10th round: Some clients are easier than others. A big part of this job is being okay with client feedback and revisions.
  • A grown-up attitude: we don’t do drama here ☺
  • Extra credit: Experience with photo and video shoot production.
You are:
Excited about digital design, naturally! You have experience with responsive sites, follow the latest and greatest in motion graphics, and delight in dynamic typography and color palettes. A well-designed email makes your heart flutter, and your Instagram saved folder is full of great social ads. You’re a self-starter and team player who understands how to manage up. And you keep your photoshop files well organized, because it’s The Right Thing To Do.  You might even be able to convince your Creative Director that Instagram Shopping is the future of ecomm.  Or not.  We’re looking for people with opinions here.

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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 
  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • generous PTO
  • fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • an awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

About us:
We are 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. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to ecommerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business.

APPLY HERE

 

 

Digital Designer, Mid level

NEW YORK

We’re looking for a Mid Level Digital Designer (4+ years relevant experience) to join our amazing team at our NYC Hudson Yards office!

What you’ll do:

The Digital Designer will report to the Creative Director and work with a team of designers, copywriters, developers, and producers on new and current projects. We’re looking for a range of design and creative capabilities, which include:

  • Digital design experience: Responsive sites, email marketing, banners, and social campaigns make up the bulk of our work. We’ll look for you to easily plug into our day-to-day projects.
  • A love affair with design: We’re looking for someone who is just as obsessed as we are about beautiful typography, photography, and layout.
  • Motion design knowledge: We don’t need an After Effects powerhouse, but we would like someone who can think through and execute on motion design to enhance everything from landing pages to client social feeds.
  • Conceptual thinking: All ideas welcome. If you can make it, we’ll pitch it.
  • Presentation skills: Making something is only half the battle. You’ll be responsible for creating thoughtful decks and will present your work directly to the client.
  • Grace after the 10th round: Some clients are easier than others. A big part of this job is being okay with client feedback and revisions.
  • A grown-up attitude: we don’t do drama here
  • Extra credit: Experience with photo and video shoot production.

You are:

Excited about digital design, naturally! You have experience with responsive sites, follow the latest and greatest in motion graphics, and delight in dynamic typography and color palettes. A well-designed email makes your heart flutter, and your Instagram saved folder is full of great social ads. You’re a self-starter and team player who understands how to manage up. And you keep your photoshop files well organized, because it’s The Right Thing To Do. You might even be able to convince your Creative Director that CG influencers are the future of social. Or not. We’re looking for people with opinions here.

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.

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 

  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • generous PTO
  • fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • an awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

About us:

We are 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. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to ecommerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business.

APPLY HERE

 

 

Junior Designer / Art Director

New York, NY
Do you always dream up something big? Never settle for your first idea? Know your way around a campaign? Love to create? Don’t believe in egos?
thelab is looking for someone like you. 
We are looking to enhance our team with a Jr. Designer / AD on one of our most exciting entertainment/hospitality brands.
As a Jr. Designer / AD you have a couple of years of professional experience in a design studio or agency. Your work has a clean and modern aesthetic. You get excited about developing or working within brand standards. Here, you will get your hands dirty in all aspects of design and art direction. You’ll be part of a great team of art directors, copywriters, and production artists on new and current projects. One day, you could be working on an amazing email campaign, a brand video, or a fully integrated 360 campaign. If you are an organized, resilient, and creative thinker/doer, then get in touch with us!
Branding and motion experience is a plus. We like to create projects that move people – and pixels.
Must-haves:
  • Great typography
  • Knowledge of social platforms, with a finger on the pulse of trends
  • An online portfolio that shows off the very best of your thinking
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Ability to thrive in a relaxed but fast-paced environment while juggling multiple projects
  • A full understanding of responsive digital development constraints and possibilities
  • Demonstrated abilities in Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Dabble in After Effects, Premier, or a knack for motion graphics is a plus
  • A positive, problem-solving attitude – must be a good person who plays well with others
  • Experience with CRM programs is a plus
  • Self starter
  • Ability to package up digital assets for delivery
A little bit about us:
thelab is a creative production agency. We are makers, designers, writers, artists, technologists, and conceptualists of unknown origin. We solve creative problems as a multi-disciplinary collective. We rely on discipline, experimentation, perspective, and laughter as key ingredients to a great creative product. We very much love what we do.
Perks:
  • Great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • Generous PTO
  • Fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • An awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

Project Coordinator

New York

Do you like bringing work to life?  Our Project Coordinator helps manage client relationships and move projects from start to finish.  From digital advertising to creative development, the Project Coordinator become well-versed in asset management, project execution and client relations, in addition to being exposed to creative production work.

Successful applicants will be hard-working, driven people with a positive attitude who are looking to grow their careers in the advertising / digital agency space.

You’ll be/have:
  • An interest in advertising, project management, developing client relationships, and all things digital
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, including written, verbal, and an empathetic disposition
  • A team player who is also willing to go above and beyond when necessary
  • Excited by new challenges and opportunities to learn
  • Interested in learning and mastering new software
  • Take ownership of your work and always strive to improve
  • A self starter who isn’t afraid to research a problem yourself and ask questions
  • Ego free
What you’ll do as our Project Coordinator:
  • Asset management in a busy production office
  • Assure project files are complete and accurate before they move forward
  • High level timeline management
  • Maintain and grow client relationships through excellent communication and creative thinking and problem solving
  • Identify opportunities to enhance internal processes, workflows, and project standards
  • Manage several projects at once with the ability to prioritize and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Upload and maintain all client assets across their digital asset management (DAM) systems
  • Work closely with the client to make sure all DAM systems are functioning properly; becoming a subject matter expert on the clients’ systems
  • Work on-site at one of our awesome clients
 
What you’ll get as our Project Coordinator: 
In addition to working with some really awesome brands and appreciative clients, we’ll be thrilled to have you as a key member of 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, like to solve problems, and are as passionate about teaching our craft as we are about making great work. 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.
A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 
  • An awesome place for you to grow, in an environment that will support you.
  • Great pay and benefits, including medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • Generous PTO and summer Fridays
  • Fun employee events, including monthly game nights and weekly happy hours
  • An awesome work environment with helpful coworkers, lots of snacks and swag

APPLY HERE

 

Senior Backend Developer

New York, NY

We are looking for an experienced back-end developer to work with our client’s e-commerce businesses. The ideal candidate would have experience working with large Python 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.

We offer an environment that is:

  • an awesome place for you to grow and learn.
  • open-minded and inclusive
  • up to date with our technology because we believe the best work gets made when we evolve our skills together.
  • large enough so you get an amazing variety of work but small enough so we stay flexible and work with smaller brands and startups too—we even have a few products of our own.
  • generous with salary, benefits, time off, employee events, 401k match, snacks, drinks, deck and BBQ time
  • dog friendly because dogs just make us happier
  • remote work is fine for this role, with the occasional visit to our NYC HQ

What you’ll do:

  • work on different projects, with reasonable timelines, surrounded by an inclusive community who wants to see you succeed
  • lead projects while being part of a collaborative team
  • finish your day with plenty of time left over to meet your friends for a drink—or grab one with your new team
  • use approaches you know while being comfortable learning and using tech that is new to you
  • develop server-side functionality in Python
  • deploy and manage web services using Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Terraform, and Ansible
  • manage multiple projects and deliverables occurring concurrently during a sprint
  • implement backend functionality on Django e-commerce websites as well as a few microservices in Django, Flask, and Node
  • help front-end with architecture designs (JavaScript/Typescript is helpful)
  • share code between projects with open source and private modules
  • manage multiple projects and deliverables occurring concurrently during a sprint
  • apply best practices like git-flow and test-driven development
  • get to work on a diverse team where different ideas and opinions are encouraged an shared
  • learn from your mistakes — because not being afraid to fail helps us get better faster

What our interview process looks like:

  1. We’ll schedule an initial 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 and would email you details about a general architectural problem beforehand.
  3. 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.

Interested in learning more? Get in touch!

APPLY HERE

 

Senior Digital Producer/Project Manager

New York

We’re looking for a Senior Digital Producer/Project Manager to join our amazing team! 

What you’ll do:

Our Senior Digital Producer/Project Managers are amazing people who drive large scale website projects from conception and design to development and implementation. They are the CEOs of their projects – they communicate effectively to plan and prioritize deliverables and resources. Senior project managers consistently manage client expectations, schedules, budgets, assets, and scopes — organization and attention to detail are essential. More than anything, our Senior PMs love working in a fast paced environment, interacting with clients, and driving results. 

Your day to day: 

  • Build and lead e-commerce website projects of medium-high complexity
  • React positively to changing demands and deadlines
  • Participate in client meetings, take notes, and create follow up tasks, as needed
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and by writing weekly project reports
  • Ensure alignment and support of the ‘big picture’ for the customer & multiple channels
  • Juggle multiple priorities with your superior organization and time management skills
  • Be client facing and enjoy managing client relationships

What you’ve done: 

  • Managed e-commerce platform technology website builds, including scope and requirement definition
  • Worked in a client facing role, where you successfully translated client objectives into project goals for the UX, design and dev teams
  • Managed schedules, budgets, assets, and overall project organization to ensure requirements and project deliverables dates were clearly communicated, understood, and executed upon
  • Actively monitored project risks and scope creep to foresee/identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address them in advance
  • Consistently managed client expectations, ensured delivery of the highest quality service, and solicited and act edon client feedback

What you bring: 

  • 3+ years related experience in an in house role, within consulting or within a digital marketing or integrated agency
  • 2+ years leading the development of large-scale websites and a strong understanding of web development technologies, third-party applications and platforms, and social media (e-commerce site builds experience is strongly preferred)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • An ability to enjoy and easily work with everyone from clients to product managers to tech developers to creatives to QA folks
  • A familiarity with ticket/task management,, bug tracking, wiki, and other related project management and common communications tools
  • Ability to communicate fearlessly

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

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 

  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • generous PTO 
  • fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more 
  • an awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

About us: 

We are 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. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. From branding & design to e-commerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business. 

APPLY HERE!

 

Senior UX Lead

New York

We’re looking for a Senior UX Lead (5+ years relevant experience) to join our amazing team! 

What you’ll do: 

The UX Lead will report to the Creative Director and help design websites and platforms that meet user’s needs and enhance their experience. In this role, you’re responsible for interactive prototyping, wireframing, competitive analysis, user testing and analysis, and optimization of critical user flows, as well as both mobile and responsive design.  The UX Lead works collaboratively with a team of designers and developers, and also attends team meetings, presents findings and wireframes to stakeholders and combines interfaces and workflows to enhance user experience.

At the core, the UX lead is an analytical and creative thinker who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems. 

A strong portfolio of successful UX and other technical projects is essential.

What you’ve done:

  • Developed an expertise at understanding product specifications and user psychology
  • Conducted concept and usability testing and gathered feedback
  • Created personas through user research and data
  • Developed wireframes and prototypes around customer needs
  • Identified creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g. usability, findability)
  • Worked with designers to implement attractive designs
  • Successfully communicated design ideas and prototypes to developers
  • Effectively managed your time and deadlines
  • Maintained grace after the 10th round.  Some clients are easier than others. A big part of this job is being okay with client feedback and revisions.
  • Continually updated your UX knowledge and skills 
  • Developed and promoted a grown-up attitude: we don’t do drama here ☺ 

Who you are: 

Passionate about all things UX and design, naturally! A well designed interactive experience makes our your heart flutter.  You love working collaboratively, owning and shaping the creation of your concepts. And you are a natural communicator whom colleagues genuinely enjoy working 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. 

A little bit more about what you’ll get working with us: 

  • great pay and benefits, including full medical, dental and vision, as well as 401k with match
  • generous PTO
  • fun employee events, including monthly game nights, outdoor BBQs and more
  • an awesome work set up, with helpful co-workers, lots of snacks, daily breakfast and the occasional friendly pup

APPLY HERE!

 

Video Editor

NEW YORK
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 Video Editor (+3 years relevant experience) 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.

Your primary responsibilities will include:
  • Digitizes and organizes all footage for use in videos
  • Provides creative input on initial scripts and throughout post-production
  • Selects the most effective shot of a scene in terms of look, story relevance or continuity
  • Edit footage according to tight scripts and storyboards or loose production guidelines
  • Addresses all agency and /or client cut changes throughout the approval process
  • Responsible for delivering the final product to the required specifications
  • Archives all footage at the wrap of each job
  • Maintains all editing equipment, troubleshoots problems, and actively facilitates repairs
  • Maintain proper file structure and approach allowing for future edits/adaptations
  • Owns any other duties/responsibilities assigned by supervisor
  • Some long hours and travel may be required
You are/have:
  • Creative skills and ability to concept incorporating current technologies and creative forms
  • Strong working knowledge of industry-standard multimedia production technology, including software and hardware
  • Able to work under pressure and under deadlines, with strong follow-through abilities
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, flexible and helpful, able to multi-task, self-starter
  • Solid communication skills and ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Proficient in digital photo and video cameras and systems
  • Competence with working in shared network environments and structured file systems
Qualifications:      
  • 3-5 years of experience and/or training and highly skilled in digital editing systems.
  • Competence in video editing systems including, but not limited to AfterEffects, FinalCut, Premiere, and related plug-ins and enhancement packages
  • Working ability in Adobe Creative Suite Software
  • Must demonstrate sophisticated aesthetic, technical skill, and knowledge of current media trends

APPLY HERE

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!