Duties & Responsibilities

  • You’ll be responsible for leading a design team, and you should be brilliant at inspiring and organizing them
  • Your own design work will set an extremely high bar, and act as an example which all designers want to follow
  • You’ll be expected to inspire complete confidence in clients – so you’ll need to see the bigger strategic picture, fully understand clients’ worlds and be utterly persuasive and authoritative with them
  • You’ll be expected to make big creative calls on behalf of the client and WO, so your judgment and decision-making skills should be excellent
  • You will contribute to large-scale RFPs contributing to the project plan and approach, attending and presenting at pitches
  • With the Creative Directors, you lead the creative voice of the design community and WO as a whole

Requirements

  • You can come from any design background, but you must be a highly strategic thinker and be 100% credible as a leader in our core disciplines of graphic design, interaction design and motion graphics.
  • Bachelor’s degree in design
  • You’ll have at least 8 years of creative experience.

Key Experience & Knowledge

A brilliant creative and strategic thinker who can see how creativity can solve business problems

  • Design skills which make people want to follow you
  • The conviction, authority and utter clarity of thought needed to bring others (clients and colleagues) with you
  • 100% credible with clients, earning permission to push the creativity and ambition of our work
  • A great planner who constantly thinks ahead about the needs of the team, the account and the client – able to prioritize, delegate and understand resourcing needs
  • A great leader who can provide insight, encouragement and constructive direction to those working with you
  • Work seamlessly with strategists and account managers

Interpersonal Skills

  • Assertive, inspiring
  • The highest expectations of yourself and others
  • Mature and perceptive – able to ‘read’ and weigh-up complex situations and others’ motivations
  • Broad minded, understanding the strength of the team
  • A great problem solver, with the judgment, experience and decisiveness to make things happen
  • A strong, clear opinion and voice within WO
  • Committed, confident
  • Determined and tenacious enough to see things through
  • Challenging of yourself and others to get the best out of each other
  • Generous, able to share ownership
  • Open minded and flexible, constantly looking for new ways to make stuff happen and make the design better
  • Curious about the world around you
  • Relentlessly energetic and positive, up for any challenge
  • A ‘nothing is impossible’ spirit, unafraid to try – and fail
  • Always hungry to learn, always ready to share
  • Never precious, never protective
  • Never afraid to offer your opinion – or ask others theirs
  • A strong point of view, but a healthy respect for the experience of more senior creatives
  • Proud to pull on the WO jersey, never taking it for granted

IT/ Technology Skills

You should be highly proficient in:

  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Motion: After Effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere Pro, Final Cut
  • And ideally be really strong in one or more of the following areas:
  • Front end design & development: CSS, HTML, Javascript, Processing
  • User experience: process flow, wire-framing

 

To apply, send a resume & portfolio to 945F6EF852@jobs.workablemail.com