Design Director - Agency Side

6 days left

FS1 Sales, Marketing, Digital & Creative
Milton Keynes
04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Design Director

Location: Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northamptonshire, Hemel Hempstead, St Neots, Aylesbury, Leighton Buzzard

Salary: Circa £38,000-£45,000pa DOE + Company Benefits

Design Manager / Hands on Studio Manager seeking that next move? Our established and progressive agency client is seeking a Design Director to join their team. Working from the MK based offices, a creative's dream, Mac's, coffee on tap and games room as well as brainstorming nooks!

Our client is seeking a, driven hands on Design Director who will report into and be responsible for the creative team in the CD's absence leading the creative team which is comprised of Senior’s, Mid-weight and Junior designers. An opportunity to work with this integrated agency across Retail, FMCG, Hospitality, Automotive and Public Sector clients

Day to Day

  • Assisting and working closely with the CD working across specific projects
  • Inspiring and motivating the creative team in delivery of quality work, sharing and brainstorming ideas across sessions, leading team meetings
  • Working with CD and Senior Creative's present and sell in creative strategy
  • Responsible for and maintaining quality of projects, and that they are managed efficiently, on time and with budget
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching and improving staff performance


  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at once
  • Hands on creative who has the ability to design to a high standard with an innovative, driven approach and ideas person
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to scamp / freehand, story board ideas
  • Experienced in pitch work, client facing and presenting
  • Exceptional communication skills with both clients and teams, ability to interpret ideas and exert vision, whilst encouraging other to support ideas

Key Words: Creative Agency, Design Agency, Integrated Agency, Marketing Agency, Scamp, Scamping, Design, Creative, Conceptual design, Mentoring, Trafficking, Production, Studio Management, Senior Design lead, mentoring, leadership, quality, adobe creative suite, projects, creative strategy, brainstorming, innovative

Employment Agency - FS1 is a UK-based recruitment agency specialising within the Sales, Marketing and Creative fields for permanent, freelance and contract positions please contact us to discuss one of our many positions

Our sector experience includes working with a range of business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) companies within the Communications, Technology, Media, Leisure, Consumer Goods, Retailing, Food & Drink and Health & Beauty sectors for both Client and Agency side throughout the UK.