Director of Product Design

New York, New York | Permanent | Job ID #60776 |
Posted Last Week

Our client, a leading digital product agency, is looking for a Director of Product to join their Product Design team. This is a permanent position that begins as soon as possible. The team is currently remote.

What you'll be doing:

  • Partnering with the client in ownership of the product design vision and strategy, getting involved in the client's process and leading them in order to provide design solutions that meet or exceed product goals
  • Exhibiting a deep and holistic understanding of the product to ensure that the client and product goals always align with user goals
  • Presenting solutions and experienced guidance on design-related matters and moving the client to a decision
  • Conveying your process and design requirements in order to collaborate most effectively with the team and the client within the right timeline
  • Working with the engineer team and product management team, to identify and explain the appropriate design solutions for any given project scope, and articulating those clearly to the project team
  • Demonstrating a high attention to detail in executing on all areas of product design

Who you are:

  • You have 5+ years of managerial experience
  • You’ve led meetings for clients, from strategy to execution, on products for web and mobile
  • You’ve worked closely with leaders and individual contributors in development, product management, and product design
  • You’re able to create and execute designs both from a blank slate and within existing work, maintaining the best interests of the product, the users, and the client
  • You’ve mentored and managed other designers both in their work and their careers

What you have:

  • Have the expertise to lead and work with other designers, both internally and within client teams
  • Experience leading and managing the growth of product designers
  • Past experience in speaking with clients and a proven track record of successful design implementations
  • Portfolio of design work that demonstrates a wide range of meticulous, thoughtful approach and attention to detail
  • Experience in creating digital and responsive design for web and mobile
  • Deep understanding with Sketch, Figma or Adobe Creative Cloud and experience documenting your designs
  • Mastery of typography, information hierarchy, color, and other UI concerns
  • Strong understanding of web standards, browser and mobile capabilities, and UX best practices

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.