Our agency client is hiring a Design Director to join their team full time and lead the vision and growth of the design department. You are the driving force that keeps the creative side at the top of its game—they make sure no talent goes to waste and the work stays sharp. These are crazy-talented people who develop global marketing campaigns, immersive experiences and activations and even rebrands themselves while overseeing multiple projects through execution, and directly managing a team under them. Team leadership and motivation skills are absolutely essential for the role.
Our clients Design Directors have a big job, and they need people who aren’t afraid to see such massive undertakings in front of them and still say, “We can do more here.” This is a leadership position in every sense of the phrase, and need someone who can represent the culture and standards to all levels and disciplines within the department and company-wide. Design Directors are also responsible for managing the client relationship for all things related to creative.
What We’d Like To See
• 6-8+ years experience in a creative leadership role (at least 3+ years in a creative agency environment)
• Creation and/or leadership of award-winning campaign platforms or experiences
• A strong working knowledge of the fundamentals—advertising, content, activations/experiential, social media, brand development, digital marketing and the creative process—as well as new platforms and technologies.
• Strong ability to provide conceptual oversight and clear creative direction, providing timely and helpful feedback which improves creative processes to keep work on budget and schedule.
• Proven leadership skills. We need people who are confident with everything from team building to mentoring and guiding creative talent.
• Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities at all levels of both internal and client organizations.
• ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term need. Timelines, budgets, and availabilities change—we need someone who can roll with it.