Lead designer

6 days left

England, London
£29 - £60000.00 per annum
02 May 2018
30 May 2018
Dan Poole
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
Job description

New perm role in for a lead designer/head of design at a London-based cosmetics company, with the opportunity travel to the US and Ireland.
Design Lead, London based
Ensure the Design team is set up for success with access to the tools, learning and teaching opportunities necessary to grow in their career
Be a leader and role model for the business core values and maintain an environment where team members are inspired and held accountable; encourage direct reports to deliver ongoing feedback
Collaborate with President on Design Strategy
Lead the evolution of design by identifying and developing new capabilities that grow and challenge team members while supporting business growth
Define the strategy for our Design department's future by thinking critically about key skill sets and backgrounds to add to the team
Actively engage in new business efforts for the company and ensure the Design team is represented in all new business conversations
Stay current on and share industry trends and best practices and share insights across key business units and stakeholders
Work across our portfolio of consumer brands to help establish and maintain brand voices, ensuring brand consistency across all marketing, outreach, pitches, internal / external communications and on pack
In consultancy with President Consumer Brands, lead the creative vision for all products and storytelling.
Inspire team members - whether part of the Design department or not - to aspire to beautifully designed products that fulfill the wants and needs of end users
Ensure a high level of quality across all projects by iterating on design and UX best practices
Be dialled in on all current projects in order to provide informed recommendations; be a high-level stakeholder/escalation point for design across all portfolio brands
Move between contributing to high-level product decisions and understanding the low-level impact of those discussions
Be responsible for design team's output including:
Packaging (primary & secondary)
Art direction (product photography, model photography and all brand assets)
Video art direction (product how to and brand videos)
Digital (website, banners, eblasts and social content)
DTC items (postcards, business cards, print materials)
Store Merchandising (lightboxes, fixture design, endcaps, shelf strips)
Events (stand build design, display assets etc)
Creation of all assets
Your Skills and Experience
10+ years experience across all areas of brand design, with roles of increasing levels of responsibility and complexity
At least 5 years experience leading and managing a design team, with a focus on best practices and quality work
Demonstrated understanding and deployment of design fundamentals and methodologies
Exceptional professional presence; proven ability to influences others and develop collaborative relationships, especially with those outside of the design discipline
Smart, concise, thoughtful communication skills in all business interactions; ability to effectively lead meetings and presentations; proven ability to provide constructive feedback across disciplines
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent degree) in Graphic Design or related fields. Level 2:1 + preferred

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