Serious work created by people who don’t take themselves too seriously

Working at Addison

An award-winning agency

It’s in our DNA

Our primary focus is doing great work for our clients, rather than being profitable. Despite that, we have stayed in business longer than most because great work actually leads to great success.

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity is important

With 50% women and 12 languages spoken, Addison makes equality, inclusion and accessibility a priority. We are honored to work with talented people from different cultures all over the world.

Employee engagement

It takes a village

Our employee engagement committee, led by Judith, our Head of Talent and all-around great human being, tries every day to make all of our lives a little sweeter.

Getting behind a cause

Helping our neighbors

Volunteering with New York Cares, we’ve painted schools, written hundreds of letters, built beehives, donated branding work and much more for our communities.

Healthy body, healthy mind

Every little bit counts

From our partnership with Crunch Fitness to the crunch of fresh fruit and nuts, from step challenges to guest masseuse chair massages, we encourage and promote good health.


We care about the planet

We have a company meeting on Earth Day where Roger, our CEO and a lifelong environmentalist, reports on the world and our part in making it sustainable.


Onboarding and ongoing

Our employee handbook explains how everything works, but your assigned buddy will show you the ropes. We have weekly Creative Director meetings with our junior and mid-level designers, and our CEO meets with all team members one-on-one every month.

Our space, our location

A great place to create

Our open, light-filled office is a great place to create. Our eighth floor has a production studio and a ping-pong table. Designers will often play music on the overhead speakers and connect over lunch at our sharing table. And did we mention Friday happy hour?


Our most frequented

It’s not all finance… Wall Street has great food, a seafront promenade, rooftop concerts, cultural events series and more.

Addison Right outside the 2, 3 subway, you will see our flag flying above Wall Street
Chase Plaza You might catch the ‘footy’ on a giant screen, or enjoy a performance artist or the sculptures during your lunch break
Federal Hall When New York was the U.S. capital
Fearless Girl Statue What can we say? We love her!
The Gold Reserve There’s more gold in here than any other place in the world
Trinity Church Lunch performances and decipher an ominous cryptogram 
on a Manhattan tomb.
La Colombe
 Americanos that will knock your socks off
Eataly Stock your pantry with Italy's best - right above H&M
Stone Street An entire cobbled street with outdoor dining and late-night drinking
Dead Rabbit
 Voted best cocktails in the U.S.
The Elevated Acre Escape the bustle in a secluded garden above the streets. Perfect for a peaceful break.
Fraunces Tavern Historical pub where you can see George Washington’s tooth
New York Sports Club
 This gym is too close to make any excuses – Addison also has a great deal with NYSC. Health is wealth!
Manhatta Probably the best lunchtime view in all New York
Cipriani Red carpet events on our doorstep where Liza Minnelli had her wedding reception. Hamilton’s crib was there too.
Piers 16 and 17 Open-air rooftop, socially-distanced dining, tall ships and much more
Seaport district
 Art, entertainment, shopping and food with a 19th-century setting – a unique NY vibe
Luchadores NYC Yummy fast Mexican food to go or to eat in an Airstream!
NYC Ferry Get around by boat, for the price of the subway. Also just one stop to Ikea.
River promenade
 A lovely place for lunch and to watch the boats
Ferry to Governors Island An amazing “otherworldly” destination
Water Street Digital Clock This 45‘x50‘ digital clock was created by designer Rudolph de Harak in 1971…classic typography
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Dine-in cinema, but also home to The Press Room—a museum, letterpress print shop, a bar, and a private event space all-in-one.
inside look

The trials and tribulations of creative life

Acted, directed, written, produced and filmed here at Addison.

murals at addison

An artist’s study in orange

We hired artist Marcos Chin, who hand-painted our murals, bringing a whimsical and creative vibe to the space.

Our history:
Probably more than you need to know…

In the beginning

Founded by a Wall Street journalist and a magazine designer

In 1962, Leslie Segal and Dick Lewis had an idea—that great storytelling and engaging design could create an industry. And so smarter and more strategic annual reports were born and transformed forever. Today we call this union Strategy Made Visible®.

You’re the goldfish people, right?

The Wolff and the goldfish

As part of a major global agency in the 1980s, our then Global Creative Director Michael Wolff created our famous goldfish in 1987. That enduring symbol proved to have incredible brand recall and helped launch our branding business. People from decades ago still remember Addison by our beautiful goldfish.

Growing up on our way downtown

From brownstones to skyscrapers

We bought three brownstones and linked them together on rather seedy 34th Street in 1963. Three decades later we moved into Chiat Day’s old office in Union Square during the 1990s. In 2001 we moved downtown to Exchange Place, and then to Wall Street in 2012 before it became a hub of downtown chic. Our final home is in the beautiful Bank of New York skyscraper, in an office space designed by Gensler.

Join us

We're always looking to hire smart, driven, curious and forward-thinking people.


Are you a designer who specializes in digital? Branding? Experience in visual design? Print? We do it all. We’re always looking to hire talented designers at all levels of experience.

Interested in joining Addison’s design team? Please email your resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio to with the subject line: Design at Addison.

Open role: Senior designer – A Senior Designer works with the team to translate strategic goals into effective design solutions for complex, high-end projects with creative editorial layout expertise required. This role collaborates with company management and senior team members, and thinks strategically. You also support Addison’s methodologies and new business initiatives.


We think of engineers as a part of the creative team and embrace solutions driven from technical innovations.

We’re looking for software engineers with strong front-end development skills who love to implement beautiful design.

Interested in joining Addison’s engineering team? Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject line: Engineering at Addison.

Production studio

The best designs mean very little if they’re not well executed. Our production studio is where the buck stops. Our typesetters, developers, retouchers and proofreaders all play a critical part in ensuring our creative vision is realized and that our clients receive end products they can be proud of.

We’re always looking to build out our team of production specialists with individuals who go the extra mile, are attentive to detail and uphold a commitment to excellence. If that sounds like you, email us and send your resume to with the subject line: Production Studio at Addison.


Brand, marketing, advertising and communications, sector specialization and sustainability.
Strategy has many faces at Addison and often wears different hats to meet a range of client needs. One thing is consistent though: On our strategy team you’ll always be “in the room where it happens,” working with our designers to Make Strategy Visible. If you’re a person who likes solving complex problems and gets excited by big ideas, email us and send your resume.

Interested to join our Strategy team? Please email your resume to with the subject line: Strategy at Addison.

Client services

Our account management team is called “client services” for good reasons. Our Relationship Directors and Project Managers are the hub of Addison workflow, with responsibility for day-to-day project management and building long-term relationships with clients.

From budget stewardship and scheduling to facilitating communications with clients and internal teams, “find a solution” is our mantra. If you can bring a can-do attitude to a wide range of daily challenges, email us and send your resume to with the subject line: Client Service at Addison.