About martha

The Short List founder, Martha Humphrey, has been a creative for her entire career. From Art School in the O.C., to entertainment advertising in L.A., and then Creative Director for a worldwide technology company based in Paris, Martha has been at the creative table with talented friends and colleagues, sleeves rolled up, ready for anything. She has been a creative recruiter since 2011 and is the power behind The Short List and leads all creative recruitment activities. 

Who we work with

We place lots of different types of creatives and creative support professionals. Here's a non-comprehensive list:

Account Executives                                               Marketing automation specialist
App Designer                                                        Marketing Coordinator
Art Directors                                                         Marketing Manager
Brand Manager                                                     Marketing Strategist
Communications Manager                                    Media Buyer and Planner
Content Manager                                                  Merchandiser
Content Strategist                                                  Packaging Designer
Copy Editor                                                           Presentation Designer
Copywriter                                                             Production Artist
Creative Director                                                    Production Manager
Digital Designer                                                     Project Manager
Digital Producer                                                     Retail Designer
Environmental Designer                                         Retoucher
Event Manager                                                        SEO/SEM Specialist
Footwear Designer                                                  Social Media Manager
Front-End Developer                                              Studio Manager
Graphic Designer                                                    Traffic Manager                                           
Infographic Designer                                               UI Designer
Illustrator                                                                UX Designer
Industrial Designer                                                  3D Designer
Information Architect


The creative spirit has shaped every facet of our culture from the stone tool to the space station. It can take many forms —personal expression in art, a desire to craft something wholly new, or in the commercial world, a better way to communicate value and worth.

Creativity is a divining, a way of thinking, that propels us into the future with grace, purpose, and a wild-eyed desire to leave our imprint. It is our superpower for solving tomorrow's problems and making for a more beautiful world. At The Short List we nurture and honor that spirit to help creativity flow, problem solving happen, and inspiration find its target.

It's about embracing the creative in all of us.