Strategic Design Director

Posted by Lubna


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Agency / Consultancy

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About the company and role

Based in London, you’ll join our team of researchers, business designers and designers within service, product, brand, digital, interaction and user experience design. You’ll work in an international and playful environment with big, innovative brands alongside some of Europe’s most creative brains. And you’ll be part of a culture with an unparalleled passion for changing the world through exceptional design and problem solving. We’ll give you everything you can dream of, from super friendly and creative co-workers, a strong focus on your development, to projects that really make a difference. It’s important to us that joining Designit will be one of the best decisions of your life. Your best work is yet to come. Pinkie swear and fist bumps.

Desired skills and experiences

  • Work on diverse projects and across competencies to make human-shaped, simple and valuable solutions
  • Work closely with our client owners to transform businesses globally, navigating complex conversations with different stakeholders
  • Be responsible for scoping, challenging, directing and managing design projects from insights, to concept, to implementation and final project delivery
  • Participate in sales activities (meetings, quotations, etc.) and spot business opportunities/challenges with new and existing customer relationships
  • Create proposals and manage budgets and resources for projects
  • Be responsible for client P&L and business development, scoping new opportunities
  • Develop strategic relationships on key client accounts and manage client stakeholders
  • Transform our clients businesses by thinking and working across all our services; using design thinking and design methodologies in your work
  • Use your industry experience to help create and develop new tools and methods, enriching our offering and inspiring the studio
  • Be responsible for training and developing the team, being a source for inspiration and knowledge

What you will bring

  • A skilled leader with 8-10 years of experience leading medium and large scale (digital) projects intersecting business strategy, technology, design, communication and branding
  • A master graduate from a business or design school, or have a matching track record with lots of business experience
  • A strategic design thinker with extensive experience in concept development and strategic design; leading teams and managing clients ­­– inspiring both
  • Used to working with customer life cycles in a commercial setting, including customer reach, acquisition, relationship management and loyalty-building through multiple channels
  • A problem solver, with ideas that challenge the ordinary, together with the drive –­ and the guts – to bring them to life
  • On a quest to change the world for the better, with design
  • Someone with a ‘here to help’ attitude, who absolutely, fundamentally believes that we’re better together
  • Fluent in English - other languages are a bonus!



To apply for this position send Lubna an email and be sure to include:

  1. your curriculum vitae
  2. a motivation letter
  3. a link to your portfolio

Your portfolio preferable includes work samples from different stages of the design and development process.