We know there are plenty of artists and designers who are just brimming with confidence — not least the ones who work for this storied outfit — yet there is something to be said for the role of cheerleader, supporter and guide who brings out the best even in people who are at the top of their game. There’s a lot of that in this gig, where you’ll be pushing for total victory on big, complex projects for jaw-droppingly big clients. If you’ve got that heady mixture of serious artistic chops and real leadership talent, you’ll absolutely want to learn more about this one, where the projects are so far-reaching and the clients so well-known that it promises the chance to influence the shape of things in the field of digital design.
When handed the assignment of a signature large-scale engagement (think marketing campaigns, high-traffic sites, etc.), you will, with considerable aplomb, turn your seriously innovative mind toward developing a visual design strategy, hammering out a plan of work, applying human talent to the tasks you’ve committed to, and then providing direction, leadership, inspiration and encouragement to the designers lucky enough to be on your team. At times, you’ll sit down with very senior clients to share your vision and round out your understanding of theirs; and you’ll constantly share your thinking both with your designers, with clients and with other internal stakeholders. You’ll stay current by attending industry events. All of this, of course, to produce solutions that will literally change people’s thinking about what’s possible and how the world of digital media looks and feels.
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You’ve already done this kind of work at another leading agency, with some most impressive digital brand experiences to show for it. Anyone looking at your work can easily detect a deeply intuitive understanding of visual design, functionality and navigation. Part of the reason you’re able to challenge designers to push past their limits is because, throughout your entire career, you’ve been challenging yourself along those very lines. What you’ve learned is that you can best succeed in breaking new ground by fostering meaningful, full-blown collaborations with UX pros, copywriters, designers and all manner of colleague; at this point, that’s written right into your coding.
The other secret weapon on which you rely is superb communication: Whether it’s with clients or colleagues, you strive for frequency and clarity; people who work with you know that they can always approach you with questions and feedback because talking with you just feels easy.
And all of that passion and creativity is backed by a bedrock determination not just to envision, not just to create, but to get things built, beautifully and efficiently.
An experiential portfolio will get you a better look.
This high-profile role at this high-profile firm represents nothing less than the chance to define the look and feel of what’s next in visual and interaction design.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.