Design Director

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson is looking for a Design Director to join the team in our New York office. We are looking for a leader with the passion for beautiful design. You will be hands-on, but equally able to conceptualize and develop ideas taking projects through to polished final designs. You'll ensure our design work exceeds client expectations across a portfolio of clients. In addition, you will lead and mentor teams of Designers across multiple projects and on-going timelines along with collaborating experience designers, prototypers and developers to ensure seamless delivery of design.

What you'll do:

* Inspire, lead and mentor the Visual Design team. Establish the highest standards for the design team and motivate through relentlessly pursuing excellence.
* Build respect and trust with senior clients and decision makers with a great grasp of client worlds and challenges.
* Build strong relationships with client teams, building a reputation internally for brilliant outputs.
* Partner closely with discipline leads on all product and service design products.
* Balance multiple projects, prioritize and work well under pressure in a fast-moving working environment.
* Clearly structure and develop ideas and bring people with you (clients and colleagues).
* Persistently strive for improvement and effectively solve challenges in creative development and execution.

What you'll need:

* Extensive experience as a Design Director or Head of Design managing a design team.
* A compelling portfolio of work, showcasing a wide variety of digital design work and design systems across product/service design and digital comms.
* Should live and breathe digital design and have a good understanding of emerging tech trends
* A deep understanding and vision for where digital design is heading.
* A strong portfolio and established industry reputation.
* Able to successfully attract, retain and develop talent.
* Ability to work closely and collaborate effectively with all agency disciplines.
* Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work effectively and inspire others during pitches and presentations.
* Partner with Account, Production and Technical counterparts to enhance quality of the agency's work.
* Highly proficient with Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Experience Design.

About Us:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets.

For more information, please visit and follow us @WundermanThompson.

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability.

We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment.

Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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