What we’re looking for
Solvers is a small creative team designing big experiences for the companies such as Airbnb, British Airways and Mastercard. Corporates and well-funded startups trust us with their most significant product design and brand challenges.
We’re looking for a professional design leader capable of running complex and rapid product design programmes and client engagements. We’re looking to maintain the highest standards in each delivery aspect, from the initial client workshops to the final handover. As a Digital Design Director at Solvers, you’ll be responsible for the team of designers and their performance across the board. You’ll work closely with creative managers to adhere to tight schedules and deadlines. We expect a design director to have strong communication, leadership and analytical skills.
As Digital Design Director, you will
Take responsibility for the design team’s performance and success
Manage, support and inspire the team of several senior designers
Provide equally strong feedback to the team in both visual and UX aspects of the experience
Build design programme strategy and plans
Handle client relations of all calibres
Be ready to conceptualise the solution and set the design direction for the team
Collaborate with creative managers to build precise project plans and estimates
Help grow the Design team by finding, reviewing and hiring the best talent
Pitch ideas and the creative vision to the client
Tightly collaborate with the clients to discuss feedback. Defend or agree to improve the solution as needed
Analyse market research to create more effective designs
Help team build and manage UX research programmes
Be a strong lead and mentor to designers, helping them set up career plans
Focus on mentoring and empowering the team to be independently successful and to make solid decisions without your involvement
You may be a fit if you have
An extensive background in designing complex apps and websites.
An equally developed graphic design and UX design skillset.
A hunger for the highest standards of design quality and deliverables.
Flexible to work on a diverse set of tasks in a small but growing team.
A love for working with other designers to help them learn and grow and develop
Passion for details and are excited to keep pushing your work until it is pixel-perfect.
A service-minded approach towards our clients and your colleagues, but able to set and achieve priorities that find the balance between benefiting the project, the Design team, and all of Solvers.
We need you to have
A minimum of 8 years of hands-on experience designing advanced apps and solutions for real customers
A minimum of 3 years of leading other designers in a team
Understanding general design principles, equivalent to a Graphic Design bachelor or similar
Love and passion for great experiences on screen and in life
Love and passion for graphic design and typography
Deep understanding of human psychology and behaviour
Excellent communication skills
Excellent writing skills
Leadership, organisation, and analytical skills
Hunger for complex problems
Some other facts
The position is full-time
The position is remote
Some time-zone flexibility may be needed to intersect with EU and US clients and teams
20 days paid time off per year
We do thoughtful performance reviews and growth checkpoints
Solvers is an employer that provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.
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