Design Manager (Lead)
As a Design Manager (Lead) at Brightscout, you embody the pinnacle of leadership and creativity, guiding our design team to deliver exceptional branding, app development, and digital design projects. This role is not just about overseeing design projects; it's about inspiring a team, driving innovation, and forging strong client relationships. With your extensive experience and strategic vision, you will ensure that our design projects not only meet but exceed client expectations, align with our strategic goals, and set new benchmarks in the industry.
Strategic Leadership and Vision
- Develop and implement a cohesive design strategy that aligns with Brightscout's business goals and client needs.
- Lead by example, demonstrating exceptional design skills while encouraging innovation and creative problem-solving within the team.
Team and Project Management
- Manage the design team's dynamics, ensuring a collaborative, productive, and inclusive environment.
- Oversee all design projects from conception through to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and exceed quality standards.
- Serve as the primary liaison between the design team and other departments, ensuring seamless integration and alignment on projects.
Client Relationship Management
- Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, understanding their needs and ensuring the design team meets their expectations.
- Play a critical role in client meetings, presentations, and negotiations, effectively communicating design concepts and strategies.
What We're Looking For
- A strategic thinker with a clear vision for driving design excellence within a dynamic agency environment.
- A proven leader with the ability to inspire, motivate, and direct a team towards achieving exceptional results.
- Strong project management skills, capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously, with meticulous attention to detail.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, adept at building relationships with clients and across teams.
Professional and Leadership Experience
- +10 years of experience in design, with a significant portion in a leadership role within a branding, app development, or digital agency.
- A robust portfolio that demonstrates your expertise across a broad range of design disciplines, including digital.
- Proficiency in leading design software and project management tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Notion, Jira, and Slack.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Design, Fine Arts, or a related field, with continued education or certifications in leadership or project management highly regarded.
- Outstanding leadership, communication, and organizational skills, with a proven track record of leading teams to success.