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Hiring Senior Designer for DesignStudio New York Design Studio

Senior Designer

New York

Designers are at the heart of DesignStudio. As a Senior Designer, you will be a key member of the team, supporting Design Directors and Creative Directors to shape design, guide teams and unlock the creative potential of projects.

We expect you to be the driver of a creative output of a project, a confident storyteller and an amazing designer.

You will require flexibility and a willingness to apply design-thinking across all stages of the creative process; research, strategy and expression.

Working with teams and clients to develop design ideas and discover new opportunities.

Key qualities

  • Love of design
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Proactive
  • Collaborative team player
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Experimental
  • Relentlessly learning
  • High level of professionalism
  • Good time management and organisation
  • Connected to culture, with an awareness of trends both old and new.
  • Willing to work on anything
  • Fast and organised
  • Multi-disciplined
  • Adaptable
  • Good with detail as well as the bigger picture
  • Excellent creative standards
  • Excellent time management
  • Dedicated, passionate and challenging
  • Strong conceptual ideas
  • Good leader of people
  • Self motivated and energetic
  • Curiosity and a deep interest in the world

Responsibilities

Lead the creative output of projects

through every stage, supporting any design related tasks; from immersion, to strategy, to creative expression and implementation.

Manage and distribute work

within the team, and oversee design work to ensure the creative brief is fully explored from concept to completion.

Generate interesting creative work

with strong conceptual and strategic foundations.

Apply and coordinate design delivery across any touch-point

supporting Design Directors and Creative directors to ensure that work gets delivered on time and to a high standard.

Effectively distill and communicate direction

to the team after client feedback or after internal design reviews.

Pursue and maintain an exceptional level of craft

with the highest design standard and an attention to detail.

Create high quality presentations

of creative work internally and externally.

Manage external suppliers

to ensure they deliver to good standards.

Go on immersion trips

with design teams to collect primary research for projects, wherever clients may be.

Collaborate with client teams

and direct client contacts.

Key skills and requirements

Broad experience

Formal training in design or relevant experience. Shows a love for design and shows an ability to execute amazing design work. Most likely you’ll have at least 5+ years of industry experience.

Excellent varied portfolio

Work that demonstrates concept-driven design and superbly crafted execution. Work should show versatility, experimentation, system-thinking and energy. Significant brand identity and digital project proof within the industry. Has worked on print and digital executions from start to finish.

People skills

Comfortable working as a team and confident to take part in interviews, workshops and interactions with clients.

Flexibility

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

Excellent presenter

Excellent communication and presentation skills. Able to put an attractive and compelling presentation together.

Broad tool-kit

High level of skill in typical design programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Sketch). Understanding of peripheral design processes (production, liaising and briefing suppliers).

Bonus tool-kit

Experience in animation, coding and interaction design a bonus (2D animation software, 3D animation software, prototyping tools, coding languages).

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