Design Director

  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Salary/Rate:£95,000 per year
  • Duration:Full time
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • Location:Central London
  • Reference:45396

We are seeking a talented Design Director for a top 5 global global consumer electronic brand via a leading creative communications agency, on a permanent basis.

You will be required to work 3 days a week from the office in Central London from January. 

Please read below for further details; 

 

 

The role and team

 

Visual designers are makers and storytellers that combine human centered design and craft to bring transformative ideas and experiences to life. They’re visual fundamentalists, but approach projects with a clear rational and innovative mindsets, crafting brand systems, compelling products and extending visual languages to bring brands to life.

As the Design Director you will lead the the delivery of key projects for the agency’s biggest and most high profile client and projects. The ideal person is an inspirational and positive leader who embodies and delivers against the wider creative beliefs of the agency.

You will be responsible for setting and maintaining the standard of craft as well as providing oversight and clear actionable direction.

You will be expected to have a ‘hands on approach’ with ‘management’ ensuring that junior members of the team are not only setup for success but are actively working towards it.

You will partner with and report to a Creative Director of visual design and actively support and report to the agency’s Chief Experience Officer.

You will: 

  • Manage the creative strategy and general direction of client work
  • Ensure the quality of work produced is in line with agency and client expectations
  • Serve as the department leader and ensure the continued growth of the team
  • Manage client relationships and work to deepen their knowledge of interactive marketing 
  • Identify the conceptual and strategic direction for various projects, and clearly presents those ideas to the team and the client
  • You’ll be creating best-in-class design outputs that meet and exceed the agency’s standards.
  • You will create concepts and collaborate with strategy, creative, UX, and technology to ensure design work exceeds expectations.
  • You will work closely with the Creative Director to lead the design craft and execute the creative vision.
  • You will manage and maintain the quality of design throughout all phases of the project.
  • You will mentor and manage Designers, motivating them to do their best work
  • You bring ideas to the table, but also collaborate effectively with producers, copywriters, designers and developers
  • You excel at building strong cross-functional relationships
  • You will execute design work to ensure final deliverables meet Engine standards and client expectations. 

 

Here is what we’re looking for:

  • In -depth experience that covers brand strategy, brand system design, interactive design and advertising and/or marketing
  • A great level of understanding of brand strategy and brand design, human interface design, animation and motion design, illustration and photography and film.
  • You will have excellent and extensive experience in Interactive Design 
  • Have a proven ability to produce cutting-edge creative work, and an advanced understanding of visual design
  • Have a passion for design and is aware of emerging trends and technologies
  • Have a proactive, positive attitude and is able to work autonomously 
  • Demonstrates great attention to detail when creating design artefacts and assets
  • You will have experience in creating user interface designs mainly for responsive websites
  • You’ll be confident presenting your work and exhibit exceptional communication skills within internal and external teams
  • Takes constructive criticism with ease and grace, and can adapt well to changes 
  • Embraces challenges, new methods of thinking and is constantly looking at ways to improve both the creative and workflow
  • You’re familiar with design systems, layouts, brand identity, iconography, and presentation narratives
  • A natural problem solver who has the passion to go the extra mile
  • Good technical understanding when working alongside developers
  • An expert in Sketch (a must have) and proficient in the Adobe suite of tools
  • The ability to bring ideas / experiences to life by way of high-fidelity prototyping

What the agency offers

​​You can expect a supportive working environment and superb benefits to match, including Free breakfast at the in-house café/bar, gym discounts, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, and much more!

The agency believes in a culture of inclusivity,, celebrates difference and believes that diversity makes their business more relevant, their work more meaningful and their people more empowered. They are committed to equality of opportunity for all and open to applications from all ethnicities, orientations, beliefs, gender identities + those with neurodiverse traits.

 

Here at Futureheads we want to create an environment where true diversity is second nature. Futurehead or not, we encourage an open dialogue and we want you to feel able to share your needs to be comfortable and happy. Whatever your background and regardless of race, creed, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status our commitment to you is that you should always feel safe and secure when you’re working with us.

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