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Sweet Baby Jason! it's a Full-time job

You're probably not one to take a job just to make your friends jealous, but in case you are, jones knowles ritchie is hiring a Design Director in New York, USA.


About jones knowles ritchie:

We're a design-led creative company building brands for scale, disruption and good. Founded in 1990 and proudly independent, we work for some of the most famous brands in the world out of our studios in Shanghai, New York and London.

The Role:

We're looking for an outstanding Design Director to join our bustling New York office (remotely for now!)

The Design Director is one of leadership. You will lead a team of accomplished designers and create direction for many world famous and newer brands. Having already established yourself as a great designer, your role is now one of leading a team to produce outstanding, charismatic designs.

You will report to a Creative Director.

You will:

Lead the creative process, supporting the team through evaluating and editing creative work
Oversee the complete creative delivery of brief response
Give feedback on creative work to steer it in the right direction
Identify development areas and skills gaps for the team and support the team in training
Develop succession plans, looking for talent to build the team capabilities
Lead all client-facing presentations and role-models communication with clients and with teams internally
Develop a creative partnership with clients to build trust and long-term relationships
Unlock maximum creative opportunities through influencing and developing the design strategy of clients
Inspire through creative knowledge, expertise and provocation to clients, in line with the brand
Lead the planning and management of team resources
Allocate budgets to promote the best creative work


Have experience in a top branding, design or creative business
Can implement brand ideas across multiple touch points
Be comfortable and experienced leading one or more designers
Feel confident presenting and be comfortable dealing with senior clients and our teams
Be passionate about great design

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On-site required?



10+ years


Brand Strategy, Creative Direction, Design, Packaging Design

Date Posted

March 4, 2021 (Originally posted December 9, 2020)

Managed By

Nikki Ascher


  • Retirement PlanRetirement Plan
  • Generous VacationGenerous Vacation
  • Parental LeaveParental Leave
  • Work From HomeWork From Home
  • Medical BenefitsMedical Benefits

Fine Print

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.