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Hiring Digital Design Director for DesignStudio New York Design Studio

Digital Design Director

New York

Digital Design Directors at DesignStudio are crucial to teams, client relationships and design outcomes. As a Digital 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 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.
  • Relentlessly optimistic.
  • Passionate about digital design.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Proactive.
  • Constructive.
  • Able to adapt to challenges.
  • Collaborative.
  • Friendly and welcoming.
  • Highly organized.
  • Plugged into culture.
  • Experimental.
  • Willing to work on anything.


Maintain a high level of design craft

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

Take ownership of project outcomes

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

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 the digital creative team.

Develop new business

informing proposals and project plans.

Direct the marketing of work

and case studies for projects.

Key skills and requirements

Proven experience

Experience delivering effective digital creative work. Experience in directing design teams to deliver digital 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. Work should inspire and show versatility, experimentation, system-thinking and energy, and your work should include significant digital brand 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 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 C-suite clients, enabling creative leaps and break through-political impasses.

Transformation expertise

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.


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


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.

Digital Design Director

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