Head of Design

Australia Design

The role

It’s a very exciting time at We Are Social. We’ve won new business. We’ve got lots of new work. And we’re winning awards.

Now, we’re looking for a stellar designer eager to take our design solutions to the next level and to bring our design team along. Someone who thrives on Ideas Worth Talking About.

So, who are you?

You’re a seasoned head designer that loves making beautiful things for fast culture, where beauty is a mutating concept. That’s why you keep your finger on the pulse and your hands on the ever-changing tools.

You love precise kerning as much as you love Instagram stickers, 360 dpi as much as 72, Massimo Vignelli as much as Daniel Wenzel. You know that good design is timeless as much as it is timely.

You’re a generous leader who loves to nurture those who share your passion but not yet your experience.

Your responsibilities

Ensure the agency delivers best in class creative campaigns and content, in cooperation with the Executive Creative Director.
Be very hands on, able to define strategic and creative points of view on brand language and to perfect every execution until it’s pixel-perfect.
Lead and mentor all members of the design team in their day to day work.
Possess excellent communication skills, instilling confidence in your, and your team’s, design ability.
Contribute to the We Are Learning program by contributing and sharing your ideas on design’s importance in our business.
Identify timings and channels of communication to ensure that you are listened to and understood.
Attend and contribute to team creative meetings and proactively develop ideas and visuals out of those meetings.
Ability to work quickly and stay calm under pressure.
Actively work to build the creative reputation of the agency and to improve the team’s creative talents.
Have an excellent eye for detail and set quality standards for other designers to follow.
Lead the initiation of new ideas and proactively contribute to briefs and strategy.
Consistently look to improve creative output.

What we’re looking for?

A visionary leader, change agent and endless optimism.
Demonstrable experience creating Ideas Worth Talking About for ambitious brands.
A positive, solutions-focused and collaborative mindset, with an ability to inspire, influence and motivate others.
Excellence in design for digital and social media platforms.
Proven team leadership abilities.
Ability to lead design presentations.
Knowledge of the latest global design and digital trends.
A minimum of 10 years industry experience in top digital agencies and/or design-led businesses.
Excellent knowledge of industry software, especially Adobe Creative Suite.
Proven experience working on clients in the entertainment and/or gaming space.
Ability to balance great design with meeting deadlines.
Educated to degree level in graphic, digital or interactive design, fine arts, illustration and/or other related design discipline.
Willingness to get your hands dirty, get stuck-in, and lead by example.
Experience building teams and resourcing projects.
Your work must include examples of cross-discipline creative campaigns.
Please include a link to your portfolio in your application.

Why should you join our team?

We Are Social is a socially-led creative agency: Over 1000 social experts in 15 offices around the world proving the power of social thinking to drive business value.

Here in Sydney, we are a group of people from different walks of life, united by a passion for fast and popular culture. We love to help smart brands immerse their stories in the real conversations their audience are having. How do we do that?

We put social thinking at the centre of what we do.
We connect people and brands in meaningful ways.
We create ideas worth talking about.
We Are Social.

In case you still need more reasons:

Flexible Work Policy.
Time given to volunteer as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility.
Employee Assistance Programme.
Social clubs & staff events.
Free breakfast and snacks all day.

At We Are Social we love diversity of thought and experience. That’s why we like to welcome the unique voices and talents that haven’t been traditionally embraced by advertising. Learn more about our culture and our work on our website.

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