Design Director (Branding / Packaging)

New York, New York | Freelance | Job ID #57146 |
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Our client, a leading global branding design and packaging agency, is looking for a Lead Designer to join their team on a freelance to hire basis. This role begins on-site in NYC as soon as possible.

What you'll be doing:

  • Oversee the creative work across multiple brands at the same time.
  • Lead and mentor a team of designers to drive creative projects and presentations.
  • Cultivate and curate strong creative work from your group.
  • Participate in projects ranging from upstream strategic concepting through identity design, packaging, and global toolkits.
  • Provide hands-on design execution, as well as, guiding and mentoring more junior talent.
  • Lead internal and client presentations, communicating strategy and rationale for design choices.
  • Partner with clients to agree on how projects and executions are handled, coming to an approved design direction per project.
  • Other tasks may apply.

About you:

  • 10 - 15 years of graphic, branding, and packaging design experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in an art/design focused study.
  • Must have significant examples of Global Visual Identity experience from a branding, advertising or design company.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, mainly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Bonus: Experience in financial services.
  • Experience managing and mentoring designers and senior designers.
  • You can create original design concepts that address significant client business challenges in an actionable way.
  • Bring clear and concise thinking and communication to the team.
  • Confident presentation skills and ability to communicate design concepts up through C-Suite level clients.

Does this sound like you? Apply today!

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.