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Open Position. Join DesignStudio London as Design Director Design Studio

Design Director

New York

At DesignStudio, Design Directors are crucial to teams, client relationships and design outcomes. As a Design Director, you will lead multi-disciplinary teams across multiple projects to deliver incredible work throughout all stages of the creative process.

You know how to work with people and how maintain a good working environment.

You are a compelling storyteller and a brilliant designer. You are flexible and willing to direct the development of concepts across strategy, copy and design, inspiring others to think laterally in order to evolve big ideas. You encourage cutting edge creativity and inspire teams to go beyond current trends.

You enjoy interacting, presenting and workshopping with clients. You’re confident and able to develop positive client relationships.

Key Qualities

  • Visionary.
  • Relentlessly optimistic.
  • Passionate about design.
  • Proactive.
  • Constructive.
  • Able to adapt to challenges.
  • Collaborative.
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organized.
  • Friendly and welcoming.
  • Experimental.
  • Plugged into culture.
  • Willing to work on anything.

Responsibilities

Take ownership of project outcomes

ensuring work gets delivered to a high standard, on time, and with a consciousness of commercial obligations.

Maintain a high level of design craft

and execute the creative vision of projects alongside CDs.

Build the creative culture within DS

by looking for new ways to improve the way we work and develop as a studio.

Develop talent

Hire, train, review and manage the ongoing development of our creative team.

Develop new business

informing proposals and project plans.

Direct the marketing of work

and case studies of projects.

Key skills and requirements

Proven experience

Experience delivering effective creative work. Experience in directing design teams to deliver brand projects for international clients. Most likely you'll have at least 8+ years of industry experience.

Inspiring portfolio

Full of high quality work that demonstrates conceptual, crafted and unique work. Your portfolio should inspire and show versatility, experimentation, system-thinking and energy, and your work should include significant brand and digital projects that have been recognized within the industry. Awards are a bonus.

Experienced leader

You’re a natural collaborator and a proven leader. You are at ease leading multidisciplinary teams, and can bring energy and enthusiasm to all stages of the creative process.

Outstanding facilitator

Confident running interviews, workshops and interactions with senior C-suite clients, enabling creative leaps and break-through political impasses.

Transformation experience

Able to guide clients through stakeholder engagement and/or cultural change.

Commercial savvy

Able to design and build a vision for a project with a view to growing long-term client relationships.

Efficiency

Able to juggle several tasks with ease, prioritize work-streams, and delegate tasks effectively with strong organizational skill.

Flexibility

Confident working across any industry, with any person, anywhere in the world.

Master toolkit

Master of your discipline, with hunger to go beyond, discovering new tools and developing your own.

How you'll split your time

As Design Director

80% project responsibilities | 20% culture, team and studio growth.

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