DESIGN DIRECTOR – NEW YORK

In a nutshell

We are actively recruiting for a Design Director to head up our creative team across our New York and Chicago studios, to oversee and drive all creative output in the US. Working closely with our strategy and client management teams, as well as our London studio, to co-own the client relationships and become our guardian of creative excellence.

The role in more detail:

Our Design Director manages a small yet energetic team of expert designers. The Design Director’s role is not just to ensure and deliver on creative excellence, but to motivate and inspire internally and externally. You’ll be part of an established studio of curious, open-minded people and you’ll fit right in if you’re proactive, motivated and keen to learn more about how and why brands really work.

What we’re looking for

Someone who’s excited to manage a team, from big picture to detail, you’re experienced in juggling many balls at once.

A strategic thinker with a strong creative point of view with a demonstrated history of graphic design excellence.

A nurturing presence who enjoys managing individuals and helping them grow, building morale.

Someone with an entrepreneurial outlook who is excited by driving design opportunities for new and existing clients.

A persuasive presenter who might also be keen get involved in industry-wide conversations, talks and panels.

Why you should come work for us…

We’re passionate about making brands mean more and we do that by changing the way people feel about brands. We all have a vested interest in the business (we are an Employee Owned Trust so we all have a stake in our success) – we work hard and challenge ourselves to create the best work possible, but we look after each other along the way. There’s lots of perks and we genuinely love what we do.

The nitty gritty:

  • Experience leading, managing and developing a creative team capable of producing disruptive, memorable and meaningful work.
  • Strong creative eye whilst championing the BrandOpus approach.
  • Confident, yet humble. You know exactly what you’re saying & why, but you deliver it softly.
  • Cross office experience would be ideal.
  • Reporting to Chief Creative Officer