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Assistant Design Director

Job title: Assistant Design Director
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Los Angeles, California
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Reference: 404413
Contact name: Athena Kwey
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

The  Associate Design Director will lead and manage their small team of talented digital designers. This role will work collaboratively with UX, Content Studio, Tech, and PMO teams to establish the visual identity and vision for their clients, from conceptual ideation through implementation and ongoing design management.

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains group design direction and provides clear constructive feedback Implements team priorities balancing day-to-day work with big picture strategies
  • Empowers and guides team to develop best practices and processes
  • Mentor and manager digital designers and help them set and achieve career goals
  • Strives for continual improvement to maintain the highest quality of work
  • Thoughtful design approach that shapes and communicates a compelling long-term design strategy and vision for the department
  • Leads the design process for your team—from problem definition to design implementation Identifies new opportunities that use design to solve company problems
  • An inspirational leader whom people enjoying working with and for
  • Provides pathways to nurture and grow talent
  • Shapes both team and company culture
  • Manages project and department budgets

Qualifications: 

  • Strong design portfolio of live, digital-based work 8+ years of experience (1+ creative leadership preferred)
  • Demonstrates a user-centered approach to design with a mind for process
  • Bold leadership skills, confident in team building, mentoring and guiding talent
  • Experience attracting and hiring design talent
  • Comfortable juggling a wide range of responsibilities at the same time
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, with a natural ability to clearly articulate ideas
  • Understanding of digital landscape, social platforms, and technology trends
  • In tune with contemporary design, internet and youth culture trends
  • Mastery in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma or Sketch
  • Strong understanding of HTML and CSS systems
  • Comfortable working with 3rd party integrations and APIs
  • Knowledge and experience in brand identity strongly preferred

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