JOB DESCRIPTION: Head of Design

Internally, this role will be known as Head of Pod

JOB PURPOSE

The head of design role here (Head of Pod) is an integral part of the team providing craft, guidance, inspiration and support to a ‘pod’ of designers at a range of different levels.  Each pod consists of designers and  creatives that serve a group of accounts. Our designers often work on projects that require art direction, graphic design, 2D motion, and/or editing. Each designer also has their own specialism, whether it’s illustration or 3D, which means individuals on the team will  bring something different to a project. 

 

This is a new exciting role in the business leading the design of some of our largest clients. 



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Lead, develop, motivate and inspire a team as well as encouraging collaboration
  • Suggest best ways of working,  and hustle for the best opportunities 
  • Work with the Design Director to build processes, structures and raise the quality of design
  • Build a productive and working relationship with other disciplines across the agency to deliver projects
  • Maintain brand consistency throughout all our marketing projects
  • Explore and work within a variety of different formats and platforms to create global campaigns
  • Generate creative ideas and campaign look and feels
  • Deliver and inspire innovative and high quality work across all deliverables from the team
  • Collaborate with other heads of design and creative planners
  • Be aware of and respond to current design trends and culture
  • Use your experience and ideas to contribute to the development of our creative process 
  • Present work internally and externally
  • Stay up-to-date with industry development and tools 



SKILLS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

 

Essential:

  • Experience in a senior design role within the creative industry 
  • Excellent motion design skills in after effects
  • Outstanding showreel and/or portfolio
  • Experience of leading and managing other designers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • A high attention to detail and excellent organisational skills / time management skills 
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe creative suite
  • Strong aesthetic skills with graphic design principles knowledge 
  • Attention to visual details
  • Ability to remain focused under pressure within a fast-paced environment
  • A love for learning new things and exploring new formats

 

Nice to have:

  • Cinema 4D/Blender
  • Experience with AR/3D
  • Interest in Gaming and music

 

You will become an integral member of our team, and you will be encouraged to follow your passions. 

 

HEALTH, WELLBEING & BENEFITS 

 

As the business has grown, we have and will continue to evolve the benefits that we offer to our people. Here is a snapshot of some of the perks you can expect. 

 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off each year
  • Company Pension scheme 
  • Health Cash Plan 
  • EAP scheme
  • Ride to work scheme 
  • Sabbatical 
  • Enhanced family friendly policies 
  • Flexible working* 
  • Mental Health First Aiders 
  • Training & development opportunities 
  • Events calendar throughout the year promoting health & wellbeing, learning, fun, and good Bytes
  • Global Annual Dept Cares Day which cadets can donate their skills to support local charities
  • Annual Dept Festival 

 

*The COVID-19 pandemic has seen nearly everybody move to remote working. Our approach is reviewed and adapted in line with the changing restrictions. When it’s safe to return to the office our flexible working approach will include a hybrid mode of working incorporating remote and in-office working.



OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

 

Diversity, Equal Opportunity & Inclusion (DEI) are hugely important to us. Our DEI commitments sit at the core of our business and are part of our culture. We’ve always held the belief that being a progressive and innovative business necessitates a diverse team with an inclusive attitude - one cannot exist without the other. 

 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop, nurture and retain the most talented people from a range of diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives. We encourage all applications irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, and disability. 

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

 

  • No ego
  • Extremely motivated
  • Adaptable and thrives with variety and change
  • Self-starting, reliable and dependable
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Learns quickly
  • Persistent and hard-working
  • Open to feedback and ideas
  • Clear communicator
  • Sense of humour




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