Design Director

New York
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Ms. Hiring Manager
Full Time
We are seeking a Design Director to join our new Product Design team at American Media. They are responsible for developing original design concepts and approaches, overseeing multiple design projects for several brands. They manage a small team of designers and take a hands-on approach to the execution of visual designs. The Design Director will work closely with strategists, interaction designers, developers, editorial teams, marketing and sales to develop our online brands and transform our web and mobile products.


?Responsible for the management and delivery of visual design deliverables: concepts, design specs and guidelines.
?Direct all phases of creative work from concept through production
?Promote continual creative improvement and actively contribute to a culture of innovation and excellence
?Mentor and grow junior visual designers.
?Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually.
?Work closely with interdisciplinary teams to guide brainstorms and working sessions.
?Collaborate closely with UX and development leads to in the producing well crafted prototypes and the final product
?Contribute to defining project scope and schedules.


?6+ years experience designing interfaces, large scale websites and mobile applications.
?Strong knowledge of user interface design, editorial product design, brand development, digital marketing/advertising and creative processes
?Awareness and interest in new platforms and digital technologies
?Must be a self-starter who will bring original ideas and fresh approaches to each project.
?Must have a hands-on approach with an eagerness to jump in and solve problems.
?Strong self-management skills and able to meet deadlines.
?Inspires passion, dedication, and excellence from others.
?Thinks holistically and strategically about business needs.
?Has engaging presentation style + solid writing and visual communication skills.
?Ego-free. Invites feedback and knows how and when to defend design choices.
?Take risks in design, push past the obvious and make something you love

Please include a link to your online portfolio with your submission in order to be considered.

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