Design Director

New York, New York | Freelance | Job ID #46535 |
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Our client, an award winning branding agency, is in search of a Design Director to join their team on a permanent basis beginning with a brief freelance trial period.

What you'll be doing:

  • You will be both a leader and a creator in the office, managing your designers as well as bring your creative ideas to life in a hands-on capacity
  • Maintain a strong point of view, managing design processes and present your ideas to clients
  • Executing creative ideas across disciplines (branding, communications, film, digital, etc).
  • Collaborate with strategists, project managers, developers, filmmakers, designers, creative director, and agency partners to create amazing design concepts that work across many forms of media to move clients’ business forward
  • Oversee and help with the development and implementation of design solutions in any place the brand can live beyond print (eg. web, video, events, and beyond)
  • Excitement and eagerness to help grow senior and junior designers in their careers
  • Create and implement branding/marketing initiatives across traditional and digital channels
  • Manage multiple projects at the same time and meet deadlines
  • Contribute to a culture of learning by bringing your ideas to the table - also be open to learning from your counterparts
  • Use storytelling to present creative concepts to clients
  • Partner with your account and strategy teams to nurture client relationships

About you:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience with the B2C and B2B clients
  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in visual design or art
  • You can see projects through from concept to execution (on your own or as a team leader)
  • Have designed for corporate identity, web identity, film, rebrands, guidelines, logos, etc.
  • Senior level, polished presentation and writing skills
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Experience managing mid and junior level designers
  • B2B experience with brand identity and/or advertising


  • 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.
  • 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.
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