Digitas

  • Design Director

    Location UK-London
    ID
    2018-5183
    Category
    Creative
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, relentlessly committed to help brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder.

     

    Our team is deliberately diversified — with experts in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech working seamlessly across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. We are endlessly curious and fully transparent, always examining real human behaviour to create authentic connections — between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes.

     

    Digitas operates in over 25 countries across six continents and is part of Publicis Media, one of four solution hubs within Publicis Groupe, which is present in over 100 countries and employs nearly 80,000 professionals.



    Department Summary

     

    The creative department is at the heart of the agency. We are a diverse group of designers, makers, writers and doers who can bring an idea to life or design a new product or service from scratch. We pride ourselves on concepting, designing and delivering beautiful work that goes above and beyond our client’s expectations. We are curious, collaborative and confident. From websites and apps to engaging campaigns, we use data to guide our design thinking and craft to help transform our clients marketing. 

     

    Based on vibrant Brick Lane in East London, our office is a converted brewery, which creates some interesting break out spaces. We also have a film studio, café and a roof terrace for when the sun is shining.

     

    Role Summary

     

    You are at the top of your game; a hands-on designer with a passion for your craft and a natural ability to lead a team. You can inspire a team and provide mentorship in all areas of the design process. You really get under the skin of both the clients business and the problem you are trying to solve. You always strive to create beautiful, simple experiences that deliver results. You know the ‘why’ behind every decision and present the work with confidence, our clients will love you because you ‘get’ them.

     

    You personally ensure all deliverables meet your own high standards and the client expectations. You know what good looks like, you naturally seek out stunning design or a beautiful idea that’s above the ordinary and keep an eye on what is winning awards.

     

    Above all, you are looking for a new challenge, somewhere that can help you continue your development and produce the best work of your career.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Working with the Executive Creative Director to ensure the design work exceeds client expectations
    • Lead teams of designers across multiple projects and on-going timelines.
    • Collaborating with UX, Project Managers and Developers to ensure the project runs smoothly
    • Mentoring more junior members of the team

     

    Skills & Experience

     

    Essential

    • An excellent eye for detail
    • Proven ability to produce cutting-edge creative work, and a master-level understanding of design, including typography and layout
    • Outstanding presentation skills and comfortable working directly with clients
    • Proficiency in Design & Prototyping software. e.g. Sketch and InVision

     

    Desirable

    • You will have a compelling portfolio of work, showcasing a wide variety of digital design work
    • You have examples of successful projects e.g. smashing performance targets or award recognition

     

    Please note that Digitas is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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