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Design Director
 
Title: Design Director
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Description:
Role: Design Director

Reporting To: Partners

Contract: Permanent, full time

Salary: Competitive, on application

Location: London Bridge/Borough

We are looking for a passionate and driven Design Director who will guide and inspire our growing design team, nurture client relationships, and keep Conjure at the forefront of cutting-edge design practice. You must have a proven track record of multi-platform design and an extensive portfolio of digital UX/UI design with a solid grasp of animation, Motion Graphics and 3D fundamentals. (Please provide a link to your portfolio in your application).

Conjure is a London-based digital experience company developing daring, original applications for emerging technology platforms as well as providing UX and UI design services to our global client base of major brands and disruptive startups. Our clients include Jaguar, Ford, Triumph, TfL and the Science Museum.

On joining our passionate, award winning creative team, you will get the opportunity to work on large scale design initiatives and high-stake projects that will influence the future of automotive design. You will be directly responsible for overseeing, managing and mentoring junior members of the design team.

As our Design Director, you’ll be advising and reporting directly to the board and will be part of the senior management team. You will need to have excellent presentation skills and be confident in managing, developing and influencing senior stakeholders and building strong client relationships. We have ambitious growth plans for the next year and we need someone who has a strong desire to shape the direction of the business and be part of our journey to success. This includes being heavily involved in growing the automotive segment of the pipeline.

Requirements

Client Delivery:

Work cohesively with the strategy, delivery, client and tech teams Act as trusted senior partner to the board and business Be unafraid to challenge the status quo Contribute to the growth of the business with pitches and proposals Strive to be visible within the digital design industry Promote Conjure through the attendance on industry panels and events Be commercially aware of the nuances of the ‘agency environment’ Bolster Conjure’s strong agency culture Identify resource gaps and skillsets required to balance the team Contribute to the hiring process, attraction and retention of top design talent in the business Satisfy the client deliverables, ensuring deadlines are met and budgets are kept Be accountable for the work that you do and build a culture of accountability within the team Be a ‘team player’ and endorse this in others Have excellent presentation skills; be confident in presenting design work to current and future clients, from pitch to delivery Ability to influence senior stakeholders and manage client relationships Ability to inspire others in your team to deliver great work Ability to take feedback on board, listen and then adapt Be a persuasive and professional communicator at all levels Take responsibility for the knowledge transfer and capability development of your team and direct reports Business Development:

Act as trusted senior partner to the board and business Be unafraid to challenge the status quo Contribute to the growth of the business with pitches and proposals Strive to be visible within the digital design industry Promote Conjure through the attendance on industry panels and events Be commercially aware of the nuances of the ‘agency environment’ Bolster Conjure’s strong agency culture Identify resource gaps and skillsets required to balance the team Contribute to the hiring process, attraction and retention of top design talent in the business Design:

8+yrs digital experience focused in consumer technology 4+yrs leadership experience of managing teams Extensive knowledge of UX design, product strategy and content strategy Deep experience defining and driving the design process Design Creation: Be able to see the big picture - but get involved in the detail when needed Lead the design team through the full cycle design process, feeding back into completed work and elevating the quality of all the visual output Have an adaptable and people centred design approach Set the strategic and conceptual design direction Shape the design process and ensure best practice is maintained Benefits

Join an award winning team Occasional opportunity to travel Competitive compensation packagePersonal development/training allowanceMedical cashback plan Influence the future of automotive design
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