Design Director

Posted: Aug 30, 2021

About the job

SketchDeck is a complete creative agency that empowers organizations to elevate their brand and marketing strategies. Through a combination of platform, partnership, and a global talent community, Sketchdeck gives marketers at organizations of all sizes access to quality creative. SketchDeck teams are strategic partners and brand guardians, working through an agile and transparent process and budgets that support clients' business goals, whether they're a Fortune 500 brand or startup.


Role Description

As Design Director, you are the design leader of the team. You are responsible for delivering high-quality design to our clients, leading the conceptual design direction of our team's most creative projects, and mentoring our designers while fostering a culture of creativity and collaboration. You will be working in tandem with a Director of Design, Project Managers, other Design Directors, and our global team of designers to build relationships with clients, advance brands, and deliver innovative, high-quality creative. This requires a combination of strong design prowess, project management, and excellent communication skills.


Project Related Activities

  • Communication/coordination of project needs, timelines, and personnel
  • Project preparation and kick-off calls with clients, project managers, and designers
  • Coordinating new creative projects with project managers
  • Hand-off of projects to the design team
  • Creative direction + inspiration
  • Providing creative reviews and feedback to designers
  • Building collaborative teams for creative projects
  • New client/account set up
  • Driving design excellence, not settling for the status quo


Account and brand management

  • Maintaining and improving account level design quality
  • Client communication (high-level) 
  • Mastering clients' brand guidelines and preferences
  • Pushing existing brands' creative
  • Learning new brands
  • Training designers on brands
  • Finding design opportunities
  • Being the authority on brand and design?setting the bar for others to meet
  • Creating and maintaining brand pages and keeping Adobe CC libraries updated
  • Developing collaborative, solution-focused relationships with our clients
  • Providing creative design + management input on POCs, setting up the accounts for the success
  • Leading account brand reviews


SketchDeck organization/team development 

  • Elevate design by making tools accessible to our designers, training them on skills, providing them with design inspiration
  • Sharing responsibility for managing team talent
  • Building the company through project participation and thought leadership (tutorials, assessments, processes improvements)
  • Escalating issues and important opportunities to the Director of Design
  • Keeping designers inspired and excited about our clients' brands
  • Providing input and ideas to improve the design team structure, processes, and development
  • Leading SketchDeck internal projects (e.g.: new portfolio work, designer assessments/levels, new designer interviews, etc.)
  • Tech issues?reporting, feedback, etc
  • Catching up on company news and chats in public Slack channels
  • Team calls
  • 1: 1 s

More Information

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