Creative Director at Method
US – San Francisco, California
Field: Interaction Design
Job Functions: Art Direction, Branding & Corporate Identity, Creative Direction, Design
We have no fear of moving from medium to medium to medium to medium… They’re all just a new set of constraints, right?
We’re helping some of the most progressive brands in the world think about how people interface with them in 2-5 years… Does that sound fun to you? Maybe we should talk.
Method is a brand experience agency with offices based in San Francisco, New York and London. Our clients are best described as owners of progressive, era defining brands, and include Google, Comcast, Nordstrom, Sony, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Time Warner, Intel, and BBC. Collaboratively, we help them create products, services and businesses that are smart, beautiful and extendable. For more information visit www.method.com.
The Creative Director is an experienced design professional with experience in resource management, career development, design processes, and methodologies for the design group at Method. You will work closely with the UX Director, CCO, and executive management across the studio to ensure all design staff are working efficiently and successfully towards our mission of designing and creating highly effective and compelling brand experiences for our clients. He or she actively helps define and refine the processes necessary to achieve that goal. In this highly visible and exciting role, you will ultimately lead, mentor, and champion the design process within the design group, across the organization, and for our clients. This individual is also adept and pitching for new business and presenting work to the client.
-Partner with director level staff to establish design group goals, structure, and methodologies.
-Act as the conduit for communicating the design group’s point of view and processes to the entire company.
-Manage design resource assignments, in conjunction with the studio’s resource manager and project managers, in order to ensure good fits on project work and good utilization of our talent pool.
-Partner with group directors in the management of employee career path definition, goal setting, and employee reviews.
-Evaluate team performance across projects.
-Provide mentorship and aid the team in performing to their full potential on engagements.
-Partner with group directors to establish Method as a great place to work for designers, and to establish our reputation as a desired place of employment.
-Work to recruit and retain top talent for the studio.
-Collect and maintain an archive of team skills, designer portfolio samples, and team strengths matrices.
-Establish Design Lunches where Method designers share their expertise and knowledge with the rest of the studio.
-Be an example of good design process and have a portfolio to back it up.
-Work with sales, client services, and marketing teams to ensure that the presentation of Method’s work to clients, new business leads, and press contacts maintains a consistent style and level of quality.
-8+ years of proven experience in a design leadership position.
-BA or equivalent in an applicable area of study.
-A solid understand of user-centered design, with an emphasis on extending brands across a broad range of customer touchpoints.
-Proven experience defining contemporary process and methodologies for integrated design teams.
-Experience working in a comparable studio environment preferred.
-Effective communication skills (both in conversation and in writing).
-A solid understanding of developing on and offline design deliverables for established and evolving platforms.
-Award winning design portfolio and a passion for clean, functional and outstanding design.
HOW TO APPLY
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