Associate Design Directors (ADDs) at Potion create intuitive, beautiful, interactive experiences in a wide diversity of forms from physical installations, to mobile applications and Mixed Reality experiences. They are excited to contribute to all aspects of a project, from the “big idea” to the minute details of UX, UI, motion, color, and typography. ADDs work every day on core teams with Producers and Technologists to solve our unique design problems and create compelling, elegant solutions. We blend technology, rich visual design, and real human-experience to craft beautiful and thoughtful digital products that have lasting impact.
Associate Design Directors support the Discipline with their leadership and experience. ADDs aid in the development of both projects and the Discipline itself, supporting the staff with best practices, mentorship, positive and critical feedback, all while encouraging them to elevate their work to the highest level. They are exceptional collaborators, working across Potion’s three Disciplines to ensure a project’s success. ADDs also maintain the studio’s design relevancy by being aware of important trends in the spaces that Potion operates in, and renews their creative font through research, discussion, and reflection on wider design trends.
The Design Discipline contributes to a project’s conceptual development and are eager to collaborate in developing meaningful experiences for a wide-range of audiences. They are expected to bring a strong point of view to both challenge and inspire peers to push boundaries and elevate our work. This ability must be backed by a sophisticated executional ability of the highest calibre, and exceptional command of the production process from initial concept to final delivery.
Associate Design Directors, in particular, provide strong leadership on a daily basis and are confident in presenting their work internally and to clients. They demonstrate the highest level of independence, and are responsible for not only producing exemplary work for multiple projects at a time, but also directly supervising select members of the design team to produce innovative and sophisticated solutions, and mentoring them through bi-weekly 1:1 check-ins. Associate Design Directors are expected to be able to discuss and weigh strategic aspects of any project at any time, and collaborate with Technology and Production to create beautiful and functional digital experiences from Potion’s unique point of view. They provide leadership and support to client presentations, planning meetings, and proposals, and are able to provide reasonable estimates of time, effort, and materials needed to execute Potion projects.
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This position reports to the Design Director in weekly 1:1 check-ins. ADDs will participate in bi-annual performance reviews with the Principal and support the bi-annual performance reviews for the people in their discipline.
The person in this position may be expected to perform other job-related duties, outside of what is listed in this description, that may be required by their supervisor.
Please send a brief cover letter and resume, along with your portfolio, with the subject heading Associate Design Director to firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply