Design Director (12 Month Maternity Cover)


Design Director

  • 12 month maternity cover
  • Based in Millers Point

Become a Creative at Digitas, Australia’s digital agency of the year. We craft data-fueled campaigns and tech-enabled experiences that help brands connect with consumers in meaningful ways. Right now we’re seeking a Design Director with boundless energy, cross-platform experience and an eye for detail to lead the troops in bringing our work to life. Sound like you? Read on.

What you’ll do:

  • Ready to lead the industry in digital solutions? As Design Director, you’ll be a pro at managing large-scale, cross-channel deliverables, and you’ll use your awesome energy to help floor our clients on a daily basis. Every day brings something different, but here are some things you can expect to deliver consistently:
  • Innovate new products and services: You’ll co-create digital platforms and find ways to use design and technology to tell meaningful brand stories that impact the world around us
  • Delivering client presentations: You’ll be the greatest advocate for our work, but you’ll also listen and internalise feedback so that we can come back with designs that exceed expectations
  • Expertly managing the design process: You’ll have several balls in the air at once, and you’ll keep things flowing smoothly, continually reviewing and optimising every piece of UX and design work your team produces
  • Winning new business: You’ll throw your expertise into the art of crafting new business pitches that leave us and our prospective clients feeling awed & inspired
  • Inspiring & motivating your design team: You’ll galvanise them to execute large-scale, cross-channel digital solutions that are visually stunning and strategically on point, on time and on budget, whilst working with and being led by our agency Creative Director

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Energy, a sense of humor and an open & curious mind
  • Seven to ten years of agency experience leading large, cross-channel projects including responsive websites, apps, voice experiences, social content, film and photography production – and a killer portfolio to boot
  • Formal design training with exceptional design skills and attention to detail
  • A passion for accessibility and inclusive design
  • A good understanding of agile methodologies and good technical knowledge
  • Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD or Sketch and Powerpoint (familiarity with After Effects, Premier Pro and video production is an added bonus)
  • The ability to commission specialists with our Project Managers, such as artists, illustrators and photographers to work on projects
  • Award winning work is an added bonus
  • A passion and expertise for managing and mentoring talent – you’ll come in ready to lead & develop a seasoned design team across our Sydney and Melbourne offices

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

About Digitas 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.

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