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.
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.
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