Design Director, Digital/Product

A versatile leader with a focused background in digital product

YOU: You are a versatile leader with a focused background in digital product and service design. You are comfortable switching from focused design work to co-creating with teams and clients and your portfolio is a testament to your ability to conceptualize, curate, and craft compelling strategy-driven interactions.

THEM: A digital product and innovation studio that works in close collaboration with clients to create
and evolve products, brands, and businesses and to elevate the way the world interacts with technology.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with clients to understand their business and project objectives
  • Design, pitch and sell project solutions as part of the new business process
  • Partner with Product Management counterparts to create macro project schedules and detailed project and sprint plans, and advocate for design throughout the strategy and development process
  • Own the success of project design efforts and provide hands-on senior-level leadership to ensure smooth collaboration between strategy, engineering and client teams
  • Architect and conduct user research/testing sessions to validate design propositions
  • Ideate through sketches, UX documentation and functional prototypes to demonstrate and validate product features
  • Partner with design leadership to create an engaged, enthusiastic design team culture; developing standards and practices, team planning and mentorship of both full-time and freelance designers

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A 7+ year track record of delivering world-class digital products and services for high-profile clients 
  • Experience inside a small, design-driven agency 
  • Positive leadership and a cultural standard setter
  • Ability to estimate design effort against early-stage briefs
  • Experience working within a range of process methodologies including agile, fixed-scope/waterfall, and both formal and thorough
  • A passion for applying strategy, design and technology to help businesses change the way they interact with customers, each other and the world
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to “embrace the chaos”
  • A proactive project leader who can simultaneously motivate and champion, hold teams and clients accountable and mitigate risk
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