Design Director - Remote

We are hiring an experienced Design Director to lead our design solutions, design strategy, and design team.

The right candidate will have a solid background in design, a strong digital design portfolio, excellent communications abilities, and 7+ years of experience leading other designers and teams.  

You will play a direct role in improving the quality of our work, improving our communications surrounding our design services, and providing ongoing coaching to team members. You are a discipline leader with a love and passion for professional development and strategic thinking.

We are a digital agency, and most of our revenue comes from recurring client contracts. We need to drive solutions that make clients see our work as a crucial part of their growth, so client value and success will be a large part of the role. 


Benefits

  • 401(k) Benefit
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Work from Home & Paid Time Off
  • Summer Fridays

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Core responsibilities


  • Own the visual design for our client work (websites, branding, marketing creative, design strategy, and interactive design)
  • Lead our design team. Lead critiques, design process management, coaching, strategy sessions, workshops, constructive reviews, and client presentations
  • Lead our design process and design management. Distribution of work, conducting work reviews, providing ongoing feedback to other designers, owning the design to development handoff, and ongoing improvements to our design process
  • Learn and improve your skills with conversion optimization and the concepts of inbound marketing in order to better collaborate with our marketing team. Understand how design fuels growth for companies. Ability to speak to data and metrics used to make smart design decisions

  • Management of our design team and design solutions. You will play a direct role in improving the quality of our work, improving our communications surrounding our design services, and providing ongoing coaching to team members. You are a discipline leader with a love and passion for professional development and strategic thinking
  • Lead client workshops related to design strategy, user experience, branding strategy, buyer's journey, and agile / growth driven design
  • Act as a team leader with director-level responsibilities in a small digital agency. Willingness to learn, grow, and challenge yourself

Qualifications include

  • Strong portfolio in graphic design with specialized experience in interactive/web design projects
  • Experience with leading design teams and design process management 
  • Experience with leading strategy workshops related to design. Workshops could include design thinking sessions, agile methodology workshops, creative strategy consultations, branding, or strategic positioning/business strategy as it relates to design. 
  • Ability to lead effective presentations and pitches. Ability to provide logic and reasoning to clients as well as defend our solutions and strategic direction. 
  • Ability to provide coaching and professional development to other design professionals seeking to improve their design skills, communications, and strategy workshop skillls.
  • An excellent communicator
  • A natural leader with empathetic superpowers
  • Must be located remote within the US only, and be able to work 9am - 6pm EST
  • Must be comfortable working in a remote environment

Our ideal candidate would be self-driven, passionate about learning, and friendly.

The candidate should be well versed in design and design strategy. Additionally, you must have experience with employee management and coaching, and have experience developing talent in a dynamic environment. 

Learning & personal development for this role:

We are seeking an individual that embodies our passion for ongoing learning. We are open to candidates that may need to gain new skills for this role and will take 5-6 HubSpot and Google certifications within the first year to help with skill development. We also expect that this candidate will be open to learning and becoming a champion for Ironpaper's methodologies for marketing, sales, content, and management. Additionally, this position will require someone that will continuously learn and gain new and diverse skills over time.

To read more about what key skills successful digital marketers, marketing managers, and content marketers need, check out our blog article "Key Skills for a B2B Marketing Career."

"I love working in a company that has a smart, supportive, and driven team."

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