Design Director

Full time

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Thirst Creative is a marketing, brand, design and digital agency based in Carlton.

Thirst Creative is looking for an experienced Design Director with strong brand and presentation skills. An inquisitive spirit, creative problem solver and a passion for all things brand - you’re a confident and compelling communicator who can inspire clients and team-mates to achieve more.

Thirst Creative is a marketing, brand, design and digital agency based in Carlton. Our reputation for transformative strategic work is growing and we are now looking for another experienced Design Director to join our formidable team.

About you:

Reporting to the Creative Director and working alongside our other Design Director, this role is responsible for conceptualisation and implementation of branding projects, running presentation workshops with our clients and mentoring the design team. You’ll be comfortable with complexity and embrace the unknown with a creative spirit to drive projects to achieve successful outcomes. A natural people person, you will thrive developing and mentoring others across the broader team.

You’ll be accountable for overseeing the design direction of creative projects including print, digital and campaigns, working closely with strategists, the client services team, digital specialists and others within the design team to deliver exceptional work.

Relationships are one of the key reasons our business has grown over the last 12 years and we surround ourselves with those who live and breathe our values.

Key responsibilities

  • Strong creative conceptualisation skills, bringing our clients branding to the next level

  • Deliver workshops and pitches to clients

  • Experience in both print and digital with a strong portfolio

  • Championing best practice branding principles within the team

  • Excellent communication skills internally and externally

  • Understand the brand personality, guidelines, translating clients needs

  • Creating concepts from start to finish

  • Work within a team and autonomously

  • Mentor, supervise, support and challenge the creative team by introducing new methods of execution and quality reviews

  • Establish creative strategy, assist with scoping and quoting & allocation of designers for each project, liaising closely with the client services team

  • High level of experience in Adobe Creative Suite

Key selection criteria

  • 7+ years experience in branding and as a Senior Designer, Art Director or Design Director in an agency environment

  • Strong portfolio showcasing branding experience

  • Excellent communication skills within a team and client-facing experience

  • Engaging presentation skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to take a creative brief and execute as per the client needs

  • Leadership and mentoring experience

What's on offer

  • The opportunity to work with a range of clients on some very compelling projects

  • Great Carlton location near public transport, just off Lygon Street

  • A strong team culture of care and trust

  • A collaborative environment full of diverse, highly-skilled awesome people

  • Be a key part of an exciting growth phase in the agency

  • A satisfying work/life balance

  • 1 day a year to volunteer with a charity of your choice!

  • 5% on top of your salary devoted to your personal professional development and training

To seal the deal

Thirst Creative is a full-service marketing, brand, design and digital agency based amongst the mecca of coffee and wine in Carlton. We believe in our people first. We’re good honest hard working folk who value our work life balance. We like to have fun and enjoy taking advantage of the night life around our office. We offer a flexible and remote working environment, a Professional Development and Training budget, paid volunteer day and we have a clear and strong set of values that we are very proud of;

  • Amplifying Potential (We are positive innovators)
  • Synchronicity (We got your back)
  • A Culture of Care (We support each other so we can win together)
  • Think Excellence (Quality is important to us)
  • Level Up (We support you in courses with $ and hours)

Apply for this role online by attaching your resume, folio and cover letter addressed to Ben Harbinson. Applicants must be based in Melbourne, must have working rights and meet the skills and experience outlined above.

No recruiters please.