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Design Director

Company: Landor
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Landor & Fitch: Extraordinary brand transformation, by design -
Box ticking. It's not for us. As a company with studios across the globe, we power up the best minds from 31 teams in over 22 countries to create a unique skillset for each client. We spark ingenuity with global creative sprints that cross time zones and borders and spur on the best of our talent. That includes Landor's exceptional brand consulting and strategic design, Fitch's brilliance in experience, retail and workplace design, and ManvsMachine's competition-smashing motion design. We are part of the WPP group.
Who You Are
As a creative explorer---
At your core, a master designer - always seeking to uncover solutions and ideas through design. You thrive on big ideas and extraordinary design, and providing inspirational leadership for the creative team. You know when you need to roll up your sleeves and when to focus on vision. You are a storyteller, a brand strategist through design and creative to the core.
As an advocate for design---
You are expert at communications - saying what you mean and hearing what others mean to say, whether in a one-on-one conversation or in a formal presentation.
You'll be very good at building relationships - with clients and within the office. You'll be good at this not just because it's a requirement of the job but because you're passionate about relationships and are sophisticated at dealing with different personalities and different seniority levels. You're a diplomat and do not fear confrontation. You thrive leading a team and understand the different contributions different individuals make.
As a business leader & mentor---
You are a strategic thinker, understand branding and love it when you really understand a client's business and arrive at insights that solve their challenges via their brand.
You are results-focused, very organized and a skilled planner. But you are also an improviser who knows that ambiguity and changing priorities are common. You know finances, financial goals, reporting and metrics and how to manage these.
You are a team leader and a player; understand team interaction and roles of team members. You perform well in a team environment and foster communication and cohesion between internal teams and functions.
Finally, you are optimistic and enthusiastic but also a bit restless and dissatisfied.
What We're Looking For

  • 2 years as a Design Director experience/level in branding and digital is a requirement for your success.
  • 8 years+ of broad creative and management experience (required) with a global sophistication and the ability to adapt to different cultures.
  • You have a Bachelors or Master's degree in Graphic design, communication, design, fine arts, or a related field.
  • Experience leading cross-discipline teams and design leaders
  • Motion &/or Industrial Design Skills a plus
  • Experience in Digital Offer a plus

Keywords: Landor, Chicago , Design Director, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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