Design Director

Creative Recruitment Limited - Creative, Digital Marketing & Technical Talent Finders
GBP 80,000 - 100,000
Job description

Job Description

Design Director - Food/Retail Marketing Agency

Our client is seeking a dynamic and visionary Design Director to lead their creative endeavours. You'll be at the forefront of innovative design, driving projects across branding, digital art, advertising, and marketing.


  • Lead and manage multiple creative projects simultaneously to meet client needs across all design platforms and media.
  • Inspire and mentor the design team, ensuring high standards of work and fostering a culture of creativity and collaboration.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders on strategic business decisions and client engagements.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for clients, overseeing project briefs, strategy, and execution.
  • Ensure adherence to project timelines and budgets while maintaining quality standards.
  • Present and gain approval for design concepts both internally and externally.
  • Provide hands-on feedback and guidance to team members.
  • Set and drive creative and strategic goals for the team.

Key Behaviours:

  • Inspirational leadership with a positive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Ability to make decisive decisions with confidence and authority.
  • Cultivate an environment of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with both internal teams and external clients.
  • Foster open and honest communication.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities with a focus on conceptual thinking.
  • Expertise in integrated campaign development.
  • Proficiency in creative software including Adobe CC.
  • Effective team leadership and management skills.
  • Highly motivated and adaptable to changing circumstances.

Experience Required:


  • Demonstrated experience leading high-performing teams.
  • Minimum 15 years' experience in a Design Director/Art Director role.
  • Experience managing senior stakeholders.
  • Solid understanding of design and UX principles.


  • In-depth knowledge of the food service industry.
  • Experience in moving image design.

Salary: up to £75,000

Location: Surrey

Hybrid working - 2 days WFH

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