Design Director

London, England, United Kingdom · Design · DESDL003 expand job description ↓

Description

Hello! We are jones knowles ritchie

We believe that great design helps brands grow by abandoning the generic and relentlessly pursuing the unmistakable. We work for some of the most famous brands in the world out of our studios in New York, London, Singapore and Shanghai. We are 28 years young and proudly independent.


The Design Director Role

Our London studio is growing with new projects, clients and into new categories and we are looking for a Design Director to join our team. The Design Director role at JKR is one of leadership. You will be leading a team of talented designers and creating direction for a number of world famous and newer entrepreneurial brands. Having already established yourself as a great designer your role is now one of leading a team to produce outstanding, charismatic designs. This means instead of being behind a Mac designing all day you will be spending time with your team, helping them get to great ideas. You will also be taking the lead on hiring and growing your team. Collaborating with Strategy and Account leads to inspire clients and help them to choose the big ideas.


Day to Day Responsibilities

Develop a partnership mentality with clients to build trust and long term relationships

Inspire confidence through design knowledge, expertise and relevant provocation to clients, in line with the brand

Lead the team through evaluating and editing creative work

Responsibility for the creative direction of a number of brands

Encourage collaborative ways of working and cross department communication

Lead the allocation of appropriate resource within the team

Identify development areas and skills gaps for the team and support them with training and coaching

Identify creative opportunities for business growth

Please see our website for some of our latest work


Requirements

  • Proactivity and Resourcefulness are the key personal attributes required of this role
  • Experience in a top branding, design or creative business
  • Ability to execute brand ideas across multiple touch points
  • Experience in leading one or more designers
  • Confident communication skills in presentations and conversations with senior clients and internal team

Benefits

Pension - jkr will match your pension contribution between 3% and 7% of your salary

Private health care via Vitality

Discretionary annual bonus

Life assurance policy

Income protection policy

20 days holiday per year plus Christmas closing

Cycle to work scheme

Season Ticket Loan

Breakfast

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