The Speed Read:
This is a fabulous opportunity for an established and inspiring Design Director to join this highly regarded truly multi-disciplinary agency working in the fields of branding, industrial product and environments design.
This role is for a hands-on Design Director who is passionate about inspiring both internal teams and clients alike. As an integral part of the design team, you will work closely with fellow Design Director in not only maintaining but pushing the creative of the studio. Experience of working within a global and multi-disciplinary environment would be preferable. This is a large design led team of graphic, product, interiors, digital and motion designers – so you’re ability to look at the big picture is vital. You will be comfortable and happy to juggle day to day hands-on design with people and project management responsibilities, and of course be very client facing.
Day to day you will be working with designers across a range of disciplines, although your main responsibility will be on the 2D/graphic aspect. You will take responsibility for leading projects and inspiring the design team to create world standard work. You will certainly know your onions – but will have a modest approach. Experience of working on large, complex projects, together with leading a team is absolutely essential in this role.
You will relish the opportunity of presenting creative, and demonstrate an ability to talk confidently and passionately to clients – you will have natural gravitas. Attentive and appreciative of the detail, but you will always have the bigger picture in mind.
From a design perspective, your portfolio will be beautifully executed – with a lean towards luxury/aspirational design – your typography and layout skills will be impeccable. Experience of forming successful collaborative partnerships with a range of different disciplines within a team, you will naturally form positive working relationships with both your clients and your team members.
Proven experience of nurturing and leading a design team is a must.
Confident but not arrogant, with high standards of design
A natural leader
Nice to have around, a natural leader that inspires their team
Hands on approach, with the knowledge, ability and desire to influence high level design