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Digital Design Director

  • Digital Design Director
  • Auckland
  • $150k - $160k
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
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Nicole Chuah Recruitment Consultant

Are you a senior digital design purist and enthusiast? Do you enjoy leading team processes and bringing websites and digital experiences alive to connect, engage, and delight users everywhere? 

This is the once in a lifetime opportunity to take your Digital Design skills into one of NZ’s high-growth, fully funded Crypto-Gaming start-ups.

On behalf of our client – a tech start-up on the quick incline in the gaming and cryptocurrency world – we’re looking for a senior Digital Design Director. The ideal candidate will help lead the studio’s digital art direction, construct beautiful interfaces, and create seamless interactive designs throughout the brand. 

You’ll be someone who’s just returned from overseas with a stunning portfolio of international work, or someone who’s already done the hard yards with global experience under their belt. Already a whiz on the tools, you’ll lead the whole team with your flair and creative wizardry, and mentor and manage other designers with confidence and autonomy!

Day-to-day you’ll be collaborating with the Chief Design Officer to set a seamless design strategy, creating and delivering content that elevates the brand in a competitive marketplace, and most importantly connecting and engaging unique audiences through one amazing platform and product. This role plays a critical part in the audience and customer experience.

The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for gaming, and a fascination for cryptocurrencies, and NFTs (non-fungible tokens)! You will be someone who is dedicated to the craft, and is always willing to go the extra mile.

Is this you? APPLY TODAY!

The breakdown 

We are looking for a senior Design Director with: 

  • 10+ years’ of design and brand experience in an agency or client-side
  • Experience leading design teams & team processes 

You’ll have…

  • Strong conceptual design thinking 
  • Ability to take the creative lead on website builds and 3D art production pipelines
  • Strong understanding of UI Design principles, and sound knowledge of UX best practices
  • Experience liaising with many teams – including the internal design team, Digital Producer, external artists, and technical team  
  • Confidence managing your own work pipeline to deliver different projects simultaneously
  • Experience in mentoring, leading, and nurturing a creative team

Are you someone who is…

  • A design leader and motivator?
  • Strong communicator, enjoys design debate?
  • Design smart with a focus on excellence?
  • Excited to be involved in a venture heavy in decentralisation and the metaverse?
  • Passionate about gaming, crypto and/or NFTs?

The reward:

  • Very generous salary of $150,000 - $160,000 per annum + Kiwi Saver 
  • Flexible schedule – WFH when it suits you!
  • Be part of a growing start-up that’s well-funded 
  • Exciting international projects

Mandatory requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary design qualification
  • Must have the full right to work in NZ and currently reside here

Apply today:

Ready to dive straight in? Hit the apply button or email your application directly to Nicole at [email protected] with a brief summary of why you may be interested. 

About The Pond: 

The Pond is committed to becoming New Zealand’s number one specialist recruiter in the Digital & Tech, Creative & Design, and Marketing & Sales sectors. We focus on finding the best candidates in the local and overseas market, that last the distance and help transform our clients’ businesses. Established in 2006, The Pond is driven by a dedicated team of experienced recruiters and support team who get results for clients daily. Our audited placement average is 4.4 years, so the people we place do stick.

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