Associate Design Director - Fully Remote/Off-site

Starts 7/1/2021
Duration Ongoing
Status Full Time
Rate Up to $110,000 DOE
Our Agency client is in need of an Associate Design Director to join their team full-time!

This Associate Design Director role is fully remote.

The primary responsibilities for the successful Associate Design Director include:
- Own the creative design vision from concept to completion, in sync with client strategy and goals
- Push creative outcomes, challenging the status quo, but all with a practical lens
- Work in close collaboration with Project Management and Account Strategy to align on exemplary design outcomes
Be the “go-to” person in your projects for any design-related questions as other disciplines expect your guidance.
- Lead workshops/discussions with clients, driving towards an understanding of brand promise, emotion, mood, and expectations
- Define mood boards, visual and brand direction, animations, illustrations, style tiles, and other representations of design direction to guide clients through design processes
- Design innovative, expressive, responsive layouts and experiences for web & mobile
- Present design solutions to client stakeholders, communicating not only what design decisions have been made but the rationale behind those decisions, anchoring design in the functional and emotional goals of the site
- Collaborate with user experience designers on wireframes, sitemaps, and page level interactions, as well as with front end engineers on interactive prototypes and production-ready web experiences
- Refine design solutions through iterations—from sketches to comps and on to real in-browser realizations—with an eye toward true interactivity and multi-device reality.
- Develop style guides, annotated comps, user guides, and other deliverables designed to preserve the essential elements of an overall design solution through development and into maintenance
- Define design strategies and plan for ideal project outcomes alongside the PM and Accounts team
- Help Accounts and Biz Dev team on design estimates
- Mentor and oversee the work of production visual designers, fostering an environment of psychologically safe collaboration and growth
Support the Visual Design Director: As a sounding board on design strategy, client pitches and proposals.With identifying opportunities that improve design outcomes across the team. With educating the greater team on the value of design
- Support and direct design subcontractors, as necessary

This Associate Design Director must:
- Have deep experience in digital design (understanding of design systems, responsive, front-end technologies, accessibility standards, etc.)
-12+ years of design or equivalent agency experience
- Have experience with content management systems and marketing platforms
- Have a detailed understanding of WordPress and its block editor
- Have experience and proven success showcasing design to clients
- Have experience with Figma and Adobe Creative Suite
BONUS: Government client or personal experience


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