The Design discipline values creative thinkers and makers with multi-disciplinary design practice. We express the creative vision of the team through a project’s concept, motion, visual impact, and interaction. Our team blends technology, rich visual design, and real human-experience to craft beautiful and thoughtful digital products that have lasting impact. The Design Director provides leadership to Potion’s Design Discipline in support of our mission and vision.
The Design Director is responsible for managing the collective efforts of their discipline members, and to support them with best practices, mentorship, and positive and critical feedback, encouraging them to elevate their work to the highest level. They lead by example, demonstrating excellence in design of all types, both internal and external. Design Directors lead, oversee and elevate the design practice at Potion to its highest standards, through concept, visual expression, motion graphics, information visualization, and interactive behavior. Design Directors maintain the studio’s design relevancy by being aware of important trends in the spaces that Potion operates in, and continually renews their discipline’s point of view through research, discussion, and reflection on wider design trends.
Expectations and Responsibilities
Design Directors provide strong leadership on a daily basis and are confident in presenting their work internally and to clients. Design Directors evaluate the design output of the studio with broad perspective, understanding and promptness, while ensuring that Potion’s standards are maintained for creative integrity and vision. Design Directors lead and manage the Design team, by sharing best practices and keeping in touch with wider trends, through individual 1-1 meetings, daily team meetings, and bi-annual evaluations, helping the team produce innovative and sophisticated solutions. Design Directors are expected to lead creative and conceptual development of projects 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.
Every Designer within the Design Discipline contributes to a project’s conceptual development and should be eager to collaborate in developing meaningful experiences for a wide range of audiences. Designers are expected to bring a strong point of view to both challenge and inspire one another, to push boundaries and elevate our work. This ability must be backed by a sophisticated executional ability of the highest caliber, and exceptional command of the production process from initial concept to final delivery.
Design Directors also:
This position reports to the Managing Director in weekly 1:1 check-ins and bi-annual performance reviews.
Qualifications & Skills
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 Design Director to firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply