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Design Director - Purist & Enthusiast

  • Design Director - Purist & Enthusiast
  • Auckland
  • $150k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Role is with:

Will Gregory Recruitment Director

Are you a senior design purist and enthusiast, who loves all things brand, and enjoys breathing life into visual communications that inform, connect, engage, and delight?

You will most likely be advertising or design agency trained and be ready to switch codes, dropping design pearls of wisdom and expertise into a fast-paced in-house agency for one of NZ’s fastest-growing tech companies.

Our client, a fast-growing NZ tech company, are looking for a Senior Design Director to join their successful in-house agency team. The successful candidate will help lead the studio’s design direction to produce work that embraces brand, digital, campaign and technology to drive engagement and sales results. You’ll be ready to step up, or have experience mentoring and managing other designers – with confidence and autonomy. Self-management is key in this role, as confidence working with and presenting to internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and delivering content that elevates the brand in a competitive marketplace, but most importantly connects and engages unique audiences through one amazing platform and product. This role plays a critical part in the design and customer experience. 

You’ll know how to co-design and collaborate with other senior creative professionals yet be able to demonstrate confidence and autonomy working in an open environment. Fortunately, you’ll be working in one of Auckland’s most premium, purpose-built co-working spaces; giving you access to private war rooms, booths, and coffee-fueled hideaways! 

This is an opportunity to be close to founders and business owners and learning from talented people at the top. Apply today if you’re a design purist and enthusiast, and join one of NZ’s most progressive tech companies!

The breakdown:

We are looking for a Senior Design Director with:

  • Min 8 years working in an advertising or design studio, or client-side creative team
  • Experience managing direct reports

You’ll have… 

  • Strong conceptual design thinking
  • Ability to take the creative lead on a new brand and visual communication projects
  • Experience across various traditional design and digital applications
  • Strong understanding of UI Design principles
  • Experience managing external partners – including Photographers, Illustrators & Front End Developers
  • Confidence managing your own work pipeline to deliver different projects simultaneously
  • Mentoring and nurturing a creative team
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite

Are you someone who is…

  • A design leader and motivator
  • Creative, curious, passionate
  • Strong communicator, enjoys design debate
  • Design smart with a focus on excellence 

The reward: 

  • Salary $150,000 per annum + KiwiSaver
  • Social environment, well connected with the design community 

Mandatory requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary design qualification

In summary:

Are you a senior design purist and enthusiast, who loves the brand, and enjoys breathing life into visual communications that inform, connect, engage, and delight?

Apply today:

If this role appeals, apply today or e-mail [email protected] with a brief summary of why you may be interested.


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