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.
- Relentlessly optimistic.
- Passionate about design.
- Able to adapt to challenges.
- Highly organised.
- Friendly and welcoming.
- Plugged into culture.
- Willing to work on anything.
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.
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
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.
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 recognised within the industry. Awards are a bonus.
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.
Confident running interviews, workshops and interactions with senior C-suite clients, enabling creative leaps and break-through political impasses.
Able to guide clients through stakeholder engagement and/or cultural change.
Able to design and build a vision for a project with a view to growing long-term client relationships.
Able to juggle several tasks with ease, prioritise work-streams, and delegate tasks effectively with strong organisational skill.
Confident working across any industry, with any person, anywhere in the world.
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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