Design Director (CPG)

Location Brooklyn, NY (Hybrid)
Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration Full-Time
Status Full-Time
Rate DOE
Our client, an award winning innovation and design agency that specializes in brand strategy, visual identity, packaging and brand world work, is seeking a Design Director who has strong mentorship abilities and can lead a team but can also get into the weeds and do the work to join their team.

**Please note: This client currently has a hybrid work schedule - you must be comfortable commuting to their office in Brooklyn for initial training and then as needed for client and team meetings! A laptop will be provided to you!**

The Design Director will be responsible for:

- Building strong, collaborative relationships with the leadership team across design, account and strategy
- Consistent leadership of successful design at the intersection of strategy and innovation that meets client needs across various projects with a business growth mindset
- Actively inspiring, leading and mentoring your design team within projects and overall for their professional development from entry to senior levels
- Managing multiple projects from start to finish through researching, connecting, developing, designing and overseeing the entire creative process
- Ensuring world-class outcomes across projects and clients, working with the design team to ensure work is in a polished and presented in with powerful and compelling points-of-view
- Building dynamic and inspiring client relationships, becoming their go-to resource for advice
- Leading and building relationships with partners in production, realization, copywriting, photography, illustration, animation and video including onsite and virtual art direction of photo or video shoots
- Taking responsibility for challenges that may arise through the creative process and lead the team towards solutions and recommendations
- Manging the time of your team to consistently meet deadlines and timing milestones for your projects with a right team, right time approach that flexes based on size and phase of project
- Actively planning for future deliverables through engagement with the account team to understand the scope and lead the conversation for your team in resourcing meetings
- Advising creative director and partners to drive decisions that maximize opportunities for growth and design impact
- Leading, guiding, building and presenting compelling, strategically-rooted design presentations while continuously identifying ways to elevate the presentation of our work



The Design Director must:

- Have at least 10 years of experience leading design within an agency or brand-lead creative team for large global projects across categories and relationships
- Have a portfolio with a clean, modern and elevated aesthetic that showcases work with big brands that push creative thinking as well as packaging work
- Have deep experience collaborating and engaging with brand strategy and innovation, creating for the total brand experience
- Have excellent presentation skills (both internally and externally with clients) to engage your audience, linking design and strategy fluidly
- Be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite
- Digital collaboration tools (such as Miro and Basecamp) are not required but must be willing to learn
- Experience with Figma is a plus
- Be tech saavy and able to learn new technologies quickly
- Have strong written and verbal communication and personal interaction skills
- Have solid problem-solving skills combined with a creative or visionary mindset
- Be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and multi-tasking demands
- Have deep analytical skills that can be converted to strategic thinking and decision making
- Be able to contribute individually and as a team member
- Have a strong work ethic with a commitment to high quality and service excellence



This client is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for this position. If there is a bona fide medical or religious reason why you cannot be vaccinated, you may contact humanresources@creativecircle.com.

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: Steve.Pagnozzi@jobalert.creativecircle.com


About Creative Circle
Creative Circle is a recruiting agency, and we proudly match professionals with companies looking for talented team members. The above listing is for a role with one of our clients. Our connections at top companies get your resume in front of the right people and access to amazing positions that aren't posted anywhere else. If you’re a good fit for this role (or another we're currently working on), a local recruiter will reach out to schedule a screening interview. We present only the top candidates to our clients.

For Creative Circle to represent you for this opportunity, you must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship for a non-immigrant visa.