Associate Design Director

London, United Kingdom Permanent AgencyUp to £70,000Ref: 156

We’re looking for a Associate Design Director to join one of the most awarded, innovative and vibrant full-service agencies in the world. Our client supports innovative ideas and designers that want to push creative boundaries. You will lead from the front by working with the Head of Design to set high design standards and helping clients to find the biggest potential for business and user impact.


The role:

  • Developing inventive, sophisticated and commercial designs for website, email, social and digital marketing
  • Conceptualising, designing and delivering the creation of stunning campaigns, user-centric products and experiences
  • Working with the Head of Design to maintain high design standards and direction for design
  • Inspiring and motivating the team, through the application of fresh and inventive visual work
  • Managing and mentoring Senior Designers, Mid-weight Designers and Junior Designers, with responsibility for their work plans and development
  • Striving to innovate beyond industry trends by engaging with the wider digital creative community
  • Uncovering new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into campaigns
  • Leading design across the portfolio of clients
  • Applying a ‘mobile first’ approach to design projects
  • Producing a variety of designs on a given project, selecting the options that best fit the brief and presenting them to the client
  • Understanding how data & strategy drives the agency's creative offering
  • Leading client pitches, and working in collaboration with other department Leads
  • Participating in weekly design shows & tell meetings
  • Contributing to 4 winning advertising awards a year

You, the Associate Design Director:

  • 5+ years experience in design and development of digital products
  • Deep knowledge of experience design (UX/UI) and print design
  • Highly skilled in tools such as Illustrator, Sketch/Adobe XD, Photoshop, InDesign, Keynote
  • Optional skills include HTML, CSS, After Effects, Cinema 4D
  • Interprets client needs, developing a design concept to suit their purpose
  • Confident leading and navigating senior client relationships
  • Gathers information internally and externally in order to raise the profile of projects rough new designs, technologies
  • Thinks creatively to produce new ideas and concepts that fit within our client’s brands that will deliver commercially, accuracy and effectiveness
  • Innovates and redefines a design brief
  • Passionate about design industry developments
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams