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Design Director

Design Director

Elmwood Design

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract: Full Time
  • Applications close: 1 August 2017
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Posted on 4 July 2017

Design Director at Elmwood Design

We’re working with some fabulous news clients at Elmwood Leeds and we’re on the lookout for a new Design Director with big ideas and a book of exciting and award winning work to join the team.

In your role as Design Director you’ll lead in the strategic creative direction of a number of clients, working on challenger brands and global household names across a variety of industry sectors. Our Design Directors are multidimensional in nature and work across multiple creative projects, knowing how big ideas relate to brand experience. You’ll have plenty of experience of working on branding and packaging projects across Retail and FMCG, and as packaging becomes significant in the ‘Internet of Things’, you’ll develop and realise brand experience ideas across a variety of projects.

As a great communicator and presenter, you’ll drive through ideas and points of view that build great brands. Developing long-lasting, profitable relationships with the clients and becoming a trusted partner in their design, you’ll be able to hold your own in a demanding environment. We need a strong leader who can motivate the design team to produce the award-winning work that our clients demand.

Our Design Directors aren’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and get involved. We’re looking for an enviable portfolio containing ideas-led work that makes us sit up and take notice, and you should be able to tell a compelling, engaging story around the journey of your work.

We’re an independent company which means our work and our culture is paramount to what makes Elmwood Elmwood. So if you have a beautifully polished book that illustrates a wealth of big ideas, creative thinking, and exceptional craft skills and you have a great track record of leading successful teams, we’d love to hear from you.

As well as a competitive package including fully funded private medical cover for you and your family, 26 days holiday, life assurance, sick pay and a Company contributed pension scheme, we offer amazing Learning and Development opportunities wherever you are in your career and of course the opportunity to work on some top notch global brands.

- Qualification in graphic design to degree level or equivalent
- Experience of working in a branding agency or similar environment (8+ years)
- A book that demonstrates exceptional creativity, intellect, craft skills and preferably award winning work-
- A strategic thinker when it comes to brands
- Ability to deliver work to achieve revenue targets
- Proven commercial success in farming existing and winning new pieces of work
- An awareness of different print and production techniques
- An active networker
- An ability to lead and inspire others and to get the most out of those around - you are a natural collaborator

Competitive package inc. private medical and 26 days holiday

How to Apply

Please visit to apply. A beautifully polished book isn’t necessarily what we’re looking for so we'd love to hear a good story so please make sure we can see the journey in your work and / or preferably a couple of case studies.

When applying if your portfolio is over 10mb please send as a WeTransfer file or provide us with a link to your website.