Lead Designer

£70,000 | London | Permanent
Posted 20 days ago

A creative agency who deal with organisations that really matter are looking for a Lead Designer to act as a visionary for an extremely talented designers with an array of skills. An agency that values collaboration and strives to build better experiences for client and consumer alike.
The team needs a leader who is an outstanding and highly experienced design practitioner able to use the usual software to the highest level. Someone who is a natural storyteller that can have a frank conversation and is not afraid to challenge an opinion.

• 7 years of solving complex digital ecosystem problems
• Extensive knowledge of a wide range of design tools, software, techniques and processes
• Energetic and passionate about what you do
• An eye for detail
• A strong work ethic – highly organised, can manage complexity across multiple projects
• Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Invision, Axure, Omnigraffle, Sublime/Atom, Keynote, pen and paper
• Willing to self-teach and keep up to date with advancements in the specialism
• Experience in financial services, coding skills or being an active member of the design community are bonuses

The Role
• Have autonomous design responsibility for a programme of work
• Clearly communicate design direction to others – oversee, mentor and direct a large team but be happy to roll your sleeves up too
• Develop strong, long-term strategic relationships with clients
• Formulate and articulate design strategy and processes
• Support the CDO in leading long term creative output
• Shared responsibility for the welfare, creativity, performance and profitability of the team
• Set up and manage the processes for design governance across multiple projects within the programme
• Be responsible for design coherence across the projects
• Formulate and lead design strategy
• Challenge inappropriate ideas and solutions
• Build and manage relationships with clients as well as explain and justify design solutions
• Have line management responsibility for both freelance and permanent designers. For permanent designers develop coaching, mentoring, training plans, input into salary negotiations and run performance appraisals as well as assist with recruitment

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and portfolio to izzy@ecomrecruitment.com

For more information about this role, please contact:

Izzy McLean-Thorne

0207 258 2375

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