Design Director

New York, New York | Permanent | Job ID #67925 |
Posted Last Month

Our client is an award-winning creative design agency with an artful point of view and a passion for addressing society’s unmet needs with a focus on cities, civic engagement, creative expression, gender equality, racial justice and sustainability.

They are looking for a Design Director to play a key role on the creative team, overseeing designers, leading projects from beginning to end, developing concepts and overseeing production of final assets. Digital design and implementation experience a plus.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead all aspects of the creative process across the team, from brief to final deliverables
  • Present multiple and varied ideas and concepts for each brief to the internal team and clients
  • Manage your time efficiently and organize workload to meet multiple project schedule deadlines on time and on budget
  • Actively participate in internal and client brainstorms and presentations
  • Be our go-to resource for a wide range of digital deliverables including websites, animations, campaigns, brand collateral, exhibitions, social media assets, emails and more
  • Lead and support UI and UX design, from research and content organization to wireframing and design, to production oversight
  • Share constructive criticism to the work the team creates and serve as a proxy for the Creative Director for feedback, approvals, decisions, etc. when needed


  • At least 6 years of design experience (preferably within in agency setting)
  • Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, After Effects and Figma
  • Knowledge of coding (CSS/HTML), Web-builder platforms, and Video Editing a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Miro Board a plus

​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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search 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.