Product Design Director (Apps)

Location Brooklyn, NY
Starts January 2022
Duration Full-Time
Status Full-Time
Rate DOE
Our client, a boutique interactive agency based in DUMBO, is looking for a Product Designer Director to lead their product design team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fun, growing agency and lead a team of talented designers. Please note, the team currently works remote but will be required to be onsite in a hybrid model in 2022. You must be fully vaccinated in order to be considered.

In this role, the Product Design Director will drive design strategy through setting design standards, lead the design department and team and oversee design application across all channels. Working closely with Product teams and the CEO, you'll oversee and grow the department while defining creative direction for clients. This is an entrepreneurial role where you'll play an active part in pitching business, coming up with client approach, building a team, following an AGILE process and working across all agency teams.

Specific responsibilities include:

- working with designers, product managers, product owners, software engineers, and strategists to concept, design, build and ship intuitive, delightful experiences
- help pitch, estimate and close new business opportunities
- oversee and ensure accurate knowledge transfer of design requirements from the sales team to the execution team
- transform ideas into compelling stories; help lead kick-offs, ideation workshops, and presentations with clients
- hire, lead, manage and grow a cross-functional design team; facilitate and coach collaboration across teams
- identify opportunities for gather and leverage research and data insights
- conduct daily design reviews, communicate vision and rationale of design choices to clients and internal teams

Requirements for the Product Design Director include:

- 7+ years in product design and design leadership, ideally in an agency setting
- proven experience leading, managing and growing design teams; experience leading design thinking with stakeholders and cross-functional teams
- deep understanding of product design strategy and methods including design thinking, service, behavioral and experience design
- experience working and leading in an agile environment
- excellent presentation and communication skills

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