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design director jobs in west midlands

The Role
 
A Design Director will play a key role within a creative agency or in-house marketing and creative team, usually reporting to the Managing Director. The Design Director role is often strategic and conceptual, providing leadership and design direction for a team of Graphic Designers.
 
The Design Director role will suit someone who has had a successful career as a Graphic Designer to senior level, ready to take on responsibilities in team leadership and design direction. Ideally, with experience of print and digital communications, working in-house or for an agency with multiple clients in various sectors or specialising in certain sectors such as retail, leisure and hospitality, or corporate communications, or 2D and 3D disciplines.
 
The Design Director role would usually encompass the following responsibilities:
 
To provide design direction and ongoing mentorship for a team of Graphic Designers, Digital Designers or 3D Designers. Actively manage client relationships to develop future business pipeline, and ensure all design work is delivered in accordance with brand guidelines, on budget and on time. Able to share and take advantage of extensive experience working with clients and brands in B2B and B2C sectors. Keep up to date with digital innovation.
 
​About the West Midlands
The West Midlands is the second most populated county in England with a population of 2,808,356.
It if formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire and came into existence after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972
The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: The City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall.
Home to great agencies such as McCann, WAA, Connect, 383 Project, ITG, Life and many more, the West Midlands boast an impressive advertising and PR community.
It also has historical ties to the automotive industry with the luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover being one of the region’s largest employers.