Etna Interactive
709 Fiero Lane, Suite 43
/ San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tel (866) 374-3762
Fax (805) 543-2014

Creative Director

To apply, please submit your résumé, cover letter (PDF preferred), and portfolio if applicable. We will ask the most compelling candidates to complete an at-home skills assessment; exceptional performance on the assessment will earn you an interview.


You were born to create. You’re just as comfortable dreaming up marketing campaigns as you are executing. Whether it’s turning a PR piece into effective art, building a web experience, or creating social content you’d actually share, your passion and attention to detail drive you. You love a challenge. You know how to solve a multitude of problems, and when you don’t know, you’re eager to roll up your sleeves and figure it out. You’ve spent time on marketing campaign pitches, so you’re quick. You also understand craft takes time and that Etna will need you to be somewhere in the middle.

You have a level head, real world experience and the ability to combine these two sides of you to create ideas that make you and your team proud, and our client successful. You can quickly adapt to change. You react quickly and professionally when change is needed, and you’ve been doing this long enough to know not to take it personally. A friendly smile is a plus.

Your particular set of skills includes:

  • Independent thinking, drive, energy and enthusiasm. You are a team player who takes initiative.
  • You have an understanding of marketing fundamentals and can explain the difference between brand and creative strategy.
  • You can scale marketing campaigns from a 2k, 20k to a 200k level delivering the same marketing concept.
  • You know how to find data to support your creative ideas.
  • You’ve created brand positioning and identity.
  • You understand tried and true marketing and advertising principles, yet …
  • … you love the Internet, emerging technologies and are a culture junkie.
  • You’re proud of and prepared to show examples of the work you’ve done.
  • Your work examples must prove you’ve solved business problems. (We expect you will make beautiful things, one of those things must be money for our clients.)
  • You are proficient in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator for sure. Probably HTML/CSS and JavaScript as well.
  • You possess all the skills above and have spent years bringing the same out in junior talent you’ve mentored.


  • You love making marketing campaigns for small to mid-sized businesses.
  • You love the creative process and want to be part of something bigger than you.
  • You believe there is no try. There is only do. But, we’ll take a lot of try, to be honest.
  • You hustle.
  • Your gif game is strong.
  • You can design and write for multiple media (i.e. social, ad campaigns, landing pages, etc).
  • You design according to the client’s brand identity and business objectives.
  • You are a Marketer, equally meticulous when it comes to effective written communication and visual story telling.
  • You’re not a Writer, but value the importance of the partnership with copy and find inspiration through a tried and true roster of ad blogs and publications to constantly keep you abreast of new approaches and innovation.

You’re ready for this role if you:

  • Have 10 years of marketing and design experience.
  • Have led a team for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Already are a stellar Creative Director or are a strong leader managing a team of established professionals.

We offer an upbeat, comfortable work environment, plus:

  • A competitive salary base
  • Employer-sponsored medical coverage for you
  • A 401(K) plan with an employer matching component
  • Employer-sponsored Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

There is also the intangible benefit of working in a supportive, casual environment, surrounded by professionals who work with purpose and passion, and understand that this is more than just a job to us.

About the Company:

Founded in 2002 and based in San Luis Obispo, California, Etna Interactive provides strategic online marketing solutions tailored to the needs of aesthetic practices. We meet the complete web marketing needs of cosmetic and plastic surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic dentists, ophthalmologists, bariatric surgeons and medical day spas with a strong emphasis on measurable results and proven value. Our firm has made a big name for itself in the industry by providing thought leadership, uncommon quality, and exceptional commitment and service to our partners.

To apply, please submit your résumé, cover letter (PDF preferred), and portfolio if applicable. We will ask the most compelling candidates to complete an at-home skills assessment; exceptional performance on the assessment will earn you an interview.

Etna Interactive 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, Etna Interactive 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.