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Hiring Digital Design Director for DesignStudio New York Design Studio

Digital Design Director

New York

A Digital Design Director at DesignStudio is a key leadership role that is crucial to teams, client relationships and design outcomes. You will lead multi-disciplinary teams to deliver incredible work throughout all stages of the creative process; immersion, strategy, expression and implementation.

You know how to work with people to get the best out of them and how to maintain a good working environment.

You are a compelling storyteller and a brilliant digital 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 your teams to go beyond current trends.

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

Key qualities

  • Visionary, inspiring and full of ideas
  • Relentlessly optimistic
  • Dedicated and passionate about design
  • Love for everything digital
  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Energetic and proactive
  • Constructive and challenging
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to challenges
  • Collaborative and great with people
  • Team player
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • High level of professionalism
  • Good time management and organisation
  • Curiosity and a deep interest in the world
  • Open to new viewpoints, ideas and ways of working
  • Connected to culture, with an awareness of trends both old and new
  • Experimental
  • Willing to work on anything


Lead creative teams across multiple projects

to efficiently deliver outstanding work; from immersion, to strategy, to creative expression and implementation.

Maintain a high level of design craft

and execute the creative vision of projects alongside CD’s.

Take ownership of project deliveries

ensuring work gets delivered to a high standard, on time, with a consciousness of commercial obligations. Assess and engage with appropriate partners/suppliers to maintain quality control.

Create and build strong client relationships

working with the client services team and CD’s to ensure the successful running of projects and ongoing relationships.

Build the creative culture within DS

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

Develop talent

Hiring, training, reviewing and managing the ongoing development of the digital creative team. Provide direction and insight to Creative Directors with regard to staff performance and needs. Identifying and escalating issues within the team to CDs as appropriate.

Develop new business

informing proposals and project planning.

Direct the marketing of work

and case studies for projects.

Key skills and requirements

Proven experience

You’ve consistently delivered incredible and effective digital creative work. Experience in directing design teams to deliver digital projects for international clients. Most likely you’ll have at least 8+ years of industry experience.

Inspiring portfolio

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

Experienced leader

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

Outstanding facilitator

Confident running interviews, workshops and interacting with senior clients (c-suite), enabling creative leaps and break through-political impasses.

Transformation expertise

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

Master storyteller

Excellent presenter, writer and communicator who is able to construct a strong and persuasive argument with logic and imagination.

Commercial savvy

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.


Able to flex and be confident working within any industry, with any type of person, anywhere in the world.

Large toolkit

Proficient with the tools of the trade and confident going beyond, discovering new ones and developing your own.

Digital Design Director

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