Design Director

Digital Product Design Consultancy

An award-winning digital product design and build consultancy who have spent the last 12 years building hundreds of products for a wide variety of clients ranging from one man start-ups to fortune500 organisations.

The client

They are a highly organised team who put together small, dedicated product teams of up to 4 people for each project they take on. Each team will work solely on that client from initial conversations through to delivery before beginning work on the next product.

They have an awesome, collaborative culture and team and are heavily involved in the industry beyond their day-to-day roles. This includes hosting and attending events to constantly learn from others and share their own experiences. They have also launched publications to help educate the industry on their own processes and tips for product development.

The role

They are now looking for an experienced design leader to grow their London design team, while also continuing to be a hands-on contributor to projects.

As Design Director, you’ll provide mentorship and support to the team through one-on-ones and review while also working to grow the design team, their design reputation in London, attract new and exciting projects and working on inbound opportunities. You’ll work closely with the Development Director and global leadership team to manage the success of both the business and London studio.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the design teams across multiple client projects.
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary project teams across strategy, design, and innovation to deliver best in class products.
  • Contribute to the business development process, including working on pitches, presentations and proposals for prospective clients.
  • Manage the deliverables, timelines and budgets for each project.
  • Provide leadership for the project teams, infusing a superior design aesthetic, UCD principles and experience into every product.
  • Manage the professional development of team members.

The candidate

  • Previous experience in a consulting or agency role that has required you to run pitches and win business.
  • Experience building and managing cross-functional product design teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships with clients.
  • Ideally, you will have experience across the full product design process. Or you will be VERY experienced in at least one aspect (Research, UX, Prototyping, Visual Design etc.)
  • A strong portfolio of case studies that demonstrates your skills designing digital products and the process that you follow.
  • Ideally have experience designing products for multiple platforms (Mobile, tablet, desktop etc.)

 

For more information or to apply for the role, send a CV and Portfolio to Sam@zebrapeople.com