Without seeks Design Director

Become an integral part of a growing team designing the hospitality, leisure and lifestyle brands of tomorrow.

We’re looking for a passionate, intelligent senior creative to lead a team and impress clients. You could be a highly capable senior ready to guide others, or a Design Director looking for greater responsibility and connection to clients.

Your work with us will fundamentally shape client businesses. We design brands that make a difference, helping clients make the world healthier, tastier and more rewarding – whether it’s re-imagining the local pub, or redefining Mexican food in the UK – by simplifying complex information into original stories that inspire deep, experiential brands.

The position comes with immediate benefits including competitive salary, private healthcare and flexible working. There is a longer term vision of career progress for the right person towards a position on the management team with performance related profit share.

We’re looking for someone exceptional who can…

1 Take responsibility for turning client briefs into vibrant, believable brands.
+ Simplify complex information into compelling ideas and arguments. Listen well. Ask the right questions. Challenge client thinking where appropriate.
+ Lead from the front creatively, elevating ideas of what’s possible.
+ Motivate others; maintain effective processes for nurturing projects.
+ Present with authority and enthusiasm.
+ Help frame projects – from timings to resourcing.

2 Develop awareness and opportunities
+ Develop strong relationships with clients that expand projects.
+ Speak with authority and passion about issues relevant to our clients through our channels and external media.

Skills
+ A premier-league creative with a book of ideas driven brand work. Evidence of work where people and places matter advantageous, but proof of ability to generate great ideas (as opposed to just style) is our priority.
+ A clear thinker with the ability to distill complexity into beautifully simple ideas.
+ An excellent writer who can cut through complexity with creative expression.
+ An advocate who can present with authority and clarity.
+ A leader who can develop junior team members and direct seniors/suppliers.
+ An ability to conceptualise across different disciplines, connecting digital journeys to real world experiences.

Qualities
+ Intelligent. Asks ‘why?’ Unafraid to challenge convention where needed.
+ Visionary and inspiring. Boundless commitment to going above and beyond.
+ Energetic, optimistic and passionate about people, places and design.
+ Autonomous and self motivated, happy in a small, dynamic team.
+ No ego. Empathetic and emotionally sensitive.
+ Wants clients and direct reports to flourish.
+ High level of professionalism.
+ Good time management and organisation.

If this sounds like you, send a CV and pdf portfolio to [email protected]
We are unable to reply to everyone individually, but successful applicants will be contacted.

No agencies please.

talented designers wanted