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Creative Director 

About the Organization 2ND ADVENTURE GROUP (2AG) - Brownells, Crow Shooting Supply,, Big Springs

At 2nd Adventure Group, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

2AG brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying outdoor experiences and adventures. We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do. Our companies include:

• BROWNELLS - the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.
• CROW SHOOTING SUPPLY - our national wholesale distributor of firearms, ammunition reloading components and shooting accessories. We proudly serve retail gun shops, major sporting goods stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and government agencies.
• AR15.COM - the world's largest online firearm community, proud to be the gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types.
• BIG SPRINGS SHOOTING COMPLEX - our premier shooting/hunting facility for law enforcement agencies, shooting clubs/camps, youth groups, private citizens, and 2AG EMPLOYEES!

• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation

Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!  
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

Are you a Creative Director looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for a senior creative designer to lead our in-house Creative Team! As Creative Director at Brownells, you will be responsible for producing and creating inspiring concepts that will be applied across multiple channels and touchpoints, with a focus on brand design and conceptually driven innovation design.

But it's not just about design. We're looking for someone who understands how brand strategy relates to design and has experience working closely with the marketing, digital and UI/UX teams to ensure all elements of a project create a complete and compelling brand story. You'll be managing an internal team, inspiring them to produce outstanding creative results while also getting your hands dirty with leading-edge design work.

Reporting to the VP of Brand Management, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the Brownells and 2nd Adventure Group brands at every touchpoint - from ecommerce to events to packaging. It's your chance to craft an unforgettable customer experience and keep them coming back for more. It's a big responsibility, but an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on these iconic brands. If you’re ready to start your next great adventure with us…APPLY NOW!


Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision packages to fit your needs
  • Additional voluntary supplemental insurance plans
  • Fully vested 401(k) company match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing Program
  • Generous employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and execution of innovative design strategies, ensuring a cohesive and elevated brand aesthetic across all channels, including digital, print, and experiential platforms, to captivate target audiences and drive brand growth
  • Produce world-class creative design content as an individual contributor, as well as inspire and manage creative execution of in-house team (web, graphic, and video designers) on multiple brand assets, such as websites, landing pages, advertisements, and brochures
  • Guide and maintain visual brand identity for all brands
  • Craft and refine creative briefs and lead integrated marketing campaigns
  • Partner with UI/UX to maintain design consistency
  • Create design-forward concepts and apply them across channels and touchpoints
  • Provide omni solutions to brand design problems
  • Design and produce branded graphics in an individual contributor capacity across all touchpoints
  • Represent the design team and mentor designers in project meetings
  • Oversee and optimize the traffic management process, coordinating project timelines and resource allocation across creative teams, to ensure efficient workflow, timely delivery of assets, and consistently high-quality output that aligns with brand objectives


What You Will Need

Education, Experience and Design Portfolio

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, design or related field highly preferred
  • 10+ years design experience, with at least 5 years leading a creative team
  • A portfolio of world-class work demonstrating examples of your aesthetic/design success


Knowledge & Skills

  • An ability to both direct and inspire leading-edge design work, as well as a willingness, ability, and appetite to ‘get your hands dirty’ designing in an individual contributor capacity
  • An understanding of strategically driven brand identity design
  • Knowledge of Digital / eCommerce best practices
  • A strong understanding of dynamic wed design and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Positive and clear communication style — ability to articulate ideas, voice constructive opinions
  • Masterful collaboration skills, ability to multi-task and find answers to questions cross-functionally
  • A great attitude and positive outlook
  • Thoughtful and elevated typography and strategic, brand systems thinking
  • Ability to work under tight timelines and easily adaptable to change


Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally, and other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics


Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa


Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, and Big Springs Shooting Complex.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.


EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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