Creative Services For Shelter Businesses


Help us help businesses grow.

Who We Are

Helm Digital is a small but mighty digital marketing firm based in Portland, Maine, supporting regional lifestyle, higher education, design, nonprofit, and food and beverage brands. We are welcoming, inquisitive, and thoughtful people striving to institute a realistic work-life balance while producing top-quality work for clients we care about. We have an office in downtown Portland, but are flexible and offer hybrid or remote work from the Southern Maine area as well.

We founded Helm on the principle that long-term relationships and trust make for good work, that problems need to be structured before they can be solved, and that thoughtful, steady progress trumps instant gratification. We collaborate best with clients who know their business and respect strategy and process.Our team of 15 includes masters of strategy, experienced developers, graphic designers, creative thinkers, project managers, content creators, avid communicators, patient listeners, and professional problem solvers. We’re also decent people, actively involved in our community, and easy to talk to. We believe in doing good work, and also value and protect our time away from work.

What We Do

We provide strategic integrated marketing solutions to like-minded partners who value relationships. We help brands find their authentic voice and think strategically so they can grow their business. We draw from a deep well of experience to help our clients with three distinct offerings: integrated ecommerce by First Pier, a shelter-focused creative agency, Vernacular, and a nonprofit-focused agency, Wayfound.

Our work involves everything from establishing new marketing strategies to branding and identity to web development and beyond.

We ask a lot of questions. We work hard for clients we care about.

Who We Work With

Some of the clients we’ve had the pleasure of working with:

Who We're Looking For

We are looking for eager self-starters who value asking questions over having all the answers. We are looking for people who don't shy away from taking initiative and who are able to work both independently and as an active member of a team.

We are committed to ensuring that every member of our team is empowered to identify the skills they are most interested in building.

We believe that everyone has something important to contribute and that a job title does not preclude someone from taking part in any one particular process.

Don't meet every single requirement in a job posting? Not to worry. We are working toward building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.

What We Offer

Helm Digital offers a flexible work environment that allows for employee growth inside and outside the office. We offer a variety of employee benefits including:

  • Annual employee performance & salary reviews and bonuses based on company performance
  • PTO for sick, vacation, and federal holidays
  • Unlimited PTO after 1 year of full-time employment
  • Medical insurance with a company-sponsored Health Savings Account
  • 100% company-sponsored dental insurance
  • Company-sponsored Wellness Program 
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, & Long-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Mental Health Program & Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly charitable contributions to employee-selected local organizations
  • Parking in the Old Port

*Helm Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 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.*