Design director brand experience and packaging

We are looking for a Design Director to join the team at Landor & Fitch Hamburg. Let us tell you more….

You’re a creative leader

As Design Director at Landor (we are looking for both Packaging and Brand Experience Design Directors) your role is to provide leadership for a creative team, manage your own projects and clients and ensure the achievement of creative excellence by driving brilliant creative thinking across a wide range of brands & touch points.

You are a strategic thinker

Design Directors at Landor are more than just great creatives. You’re empathic and open-minded. You understand the power of brand strategy and know how to transform a strategic positioning into a piece of creative work that has a positive impact for our clients.

You’re a storyteller

You understand the power of concept and storytelling. You know a big idea when you see one and can bring it to life with impeccable taste, craftsmanship and a razor-sharp attention to detail across a broad spectrum of brand experiences.

You are hungry as hell

You aren’t satisfied with mediocrity and you strive in everything you do to achieve creative excellence. You push the brief and want to create things that people have never seen before. At Landor, the Senior Creative team will help you to strive for award-winning ideas. Preferably, your work has picked up a few already.

Your tasks

  • Develop multiple concepts for key clients in partnership with strategic and client service team
  • Work independently as well as with Designers and Senior Designers to develop concepts from ideation to implementation
  • Proactively solve problems creatively
  • Participate in strategic and tactical meetings with client, strategy & account teams to develop effective design solutions that reflect the clients’ objectives
  • Present creative work and properly prepare for all client presentations
  • Able to defend strengths of existing concepts while remaining open to input and further explorations
  • Incorporate and/or explore client suggestions and directives, resolve questions and concerns, and oversee objections
  • Prepare guidelines & principles for brand roll-outs
  • Make sound, timely decisions about changes to work in progress
  • Work in a highly international and multi-cultural environment, both client base and office culture
  • Enjoy Hamburg’s most stunning agency roof-top harbour view

So, what are we looking for?

IQ:

  • Completed design studies
  • Experience in Packaging or Brand Experience
  • Track record in winning awards
  • Have impeccable design taste, classic design craft & a razor-sharp attention to detail
  • The ability to conceptualise, design and transform ideas into workable and relevant solutions
  • Have a 360º approach and ability to create concepts for a wide range of brands & touch points, whether physical, digital or everything in between
  • Keep pace with new trends in tech and innovation, and understand how to harness this to create meaningful brand experiences
  • Native or fluent in English – oral and written
  • Mastery of Adobe software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop & After Effects
  • Problem-solving ability

EQ:

  • Able to mentor Junior and Senior Designers 
  • Accept guidance and respond well to constructive criticism 
  • Adapt well to accommodate changes in strategic direction or client needs 
  • Display maturity, good judgment, curiosity, enthusiasm and personal motivation 
  • Deep sense of responsibility toward client costs and agency expenses
  • Ability to work well and energise within a team setting

And what about Landor & Fitch….

Our ambition is to deliver extraordinary brand transformation for our clients, by design.

With Landor’s brand consulting and strategic design capability, Fitch’s experience design and retail consultancy, and ManvsMachine’s leading edge motion design, we are the largest specialist brand and design group in the world.. We are a team of over 1100+ curious minds, with 43 offices across 19 countries, working as one, to create extraordinary brand experiences.

The Landor & Fitch Group is part of WPP, a creative transformation company.

Sound like the role for you? Apply now!

If you think this is you, express your interest and apply. To learn more about Landor & Fitch and why you need to join us, click here… www.landor.com.

Apply now

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