Ready to tackle a new role in the Keweenaw Peninsula? We offer a rewarding environment and a flexible balance so you can get out and enjoy the things that you love the most.


Mountain Bike Rider Photography Services

What we make, matters.

Whether it’s nailing a client’s next campaign or making next winter’s firewood, we pour our heart and soul into what we make. We have been crafting experiences that delight our clients and their customers since 2011 and are lucky enough to call Michigan’s stunning Keweenaw Peninsula our home.

Current Openings

Creative Lead

SmartCreative, a leading creative agency in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is expanding and seeking a new Creative Lead for their team in Houghton. The Creative Lead will be responsible for leading the branding, graphic design, website design, UX/UI, and other creative projects. They will have three or more years of experience in a professional design role and be given the opportunity to grow internally. SmartCreative works closely with and provides creative solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses and corporate-level clients locally, regionally, and nationally.

About the Position

The Creative Lead position will understand brand positioning and will be comfortable with balancing multiple projects from start to finish. They will perform research and strategy and be able to follow our internal processes while putting their own creative spin on projects.

SmartCreative is known for delivering projects on time and on budget while providing an excellent work/life balance. Our employees relish the opportunity to live and work where they play, and we encourage them to get out and enjoy the Keweenaw Peninsula to its fullest.

About You

The Creative Lead is a motivated doer who will team up with the CEO to deliver work that meets the agency’s very high standards. A successful applicant:

  • Executes digital and print design
  • Designs fresh, modern websites and UX/UI
  • Understands branding and can perform strategy/research
  • Has strong written content skills
  • Excited about the work and motivated to do more


For the right candidate, this position can be full-time with a flexible schedule. Position starts at $40,000-$60,000 annually, based on knowledge and experience, in addition to a humble benefits package and performance bonuses.


The Creative is ultimately responsible for completing projects within the project scope. Examples of job duties may include:

  • Branding (logo, brand guide, creative assets)
  • Website Design 
  • Print Design
  • Strategy and Research
  • Marketing


Qualified candidates have these experiences, skills and abilities:

  • Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Branding
  • Knowledge of marketing best practices
  • Professional attitude within and outside the office

Bonus Skills

  • Experience in photography and/or videography
  • Experience in Shopify and/or BigCommerce
  • Strong HTML/CSS/JavaScript

To Apply

Send your resume, samples of work, and in lieu of a cover letter, write a story someone once told you or write what the Keweenaw means to you. Exercise your storytelling muscles and submit to Matthew via email at: