Design Director

  • Auckland - Westhaven

We are a small design studio born out of Saatchi & Saatchi’s global design unit with a strong strategic focus and passion for bringing ideas to life.

Our vision is to help our clients grow and benefit from the power of creative thinking and design throughout all aspects of their business.

This leads us into all manifestations of design – space, business purposing and storytelling, branding and graphic design.

We pride ourselves on building strong valued relationships with our clients by producing great work and delivering an experience that makes their lives easier and their business better. With much of our work, our relationships run deeper than creative services provider alone, as we like to become fully immersed in our clients’ business and the opportunities to help them grow.

We are currently working on a number of highly creative-led businesses, brands and projects, a handful of international clients, along with a number of entrepreneurial enterprises and business professionals, plus delivering a wide range of design services for consumer-led brands.

We are experiencing strong growth and hence looking to enhance our team with the addition of a design director who will have a proven track record in all manner of graphic and brand design – probably with some years’ experience in a bigger design studio and or working in your own business. We would expect you to have:

• 10+ years in the industry
• Brand design and strategy experience
• Confidence to work directly with clients
• And a few awards up your sleeve

We imagine you too will have strong people skills, a willingness to share your ideas and thinking, and a desire to take on the challenges of changing the way clients engage with the creative services sector… oh and of course keen to become part of a tight-knit team who love what we do and enjoy having a little fun along the way.

If this sounds like you we would love to talk with you and see you how you might be able to add to our existing expertise.

Please send portfolios, contact and details to Derek Lockwood at

If you are looking for our website - it‘s on its way – promise - we will of course happily share the work we have done when we meet.

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