Our client, a fast-growing digital agency based in Auckland, New Zealand is looking to appoint a Digital Creative & Design Director; someone experienced, global and simply outstanding.
If you're a design rainmaker and passionate digital thinker, with a proven track record in design leadership, then this role is for you.
They are seeking a strong yet supportive leader, passionate about mentoring and developing others. Their days will be filled collaborating with project teams, UX Architects & Lead Developers on a range of projects for various digital mediums and touch points. The new person will provide strategic input across multiple client projects and provide design practice leadership to everyone in the Design, UX and Dev studios.
The person in this role will oversee and coach the design team, ensuring high-quality practices and outcomes. They will collaborate with their fellow directors to evolve and embed industry-leading digital design practice across the many quality clients the agency services.
• Minimum 10 years
• Agency experience (digital or design)
• Preferably experience in a leading design firm, focused on digital
• Has been a leader with strong creative process
• Lives by design & digital excellence
• Organic problem solver
• Interactive design
• Has a strong understanding of the technological aspects of the many digital touch points
• Proven abilities in introducing leading design practices into client organizations
• Responsive design, UX, human centred design, mobile & APP design and more
• Overall business marketing experience is helpful
• Identify design capability and training opportunities across the studio
• Ensure periodic review of design team’s approach and deliverables
• Promote knowledge transfer and best practice sharing
• Define creative standards and processes
• Collaborate with fellow directors to identify preferred design practices, tools or technologies
• Lead creation of appropriate training material and tools
• Consult on reverse briefs for new projects
• Support the Account Strategist in setting the strategic direction of the project
• Ensure the solution addresses the strategic, business and user goals identified at the project’s outset
• Consult with clients to ensure effective capture of their brands needs and design constraints
• Support Account Leads in building senior relationships with clients
• Support the new business director with new business meetings and presentations
Personality & Work Ethic:
• Confident risk taker
• Intelligent & curious adventurer
• Personable & graceful
• Approachable, presentable and professional
• Tertiary education - Graphic / UX or Digital Design preferred
• Central Auckland (near transport)
• First class studio & creative digital environment
• Organised work environment
• Enter awards
• Industry exposure & training
Let Pond Director Leighton Howl and The Pond agents help you realise your global market value and future career potential in New Zealand. Apply today, or get in touch for more information.
Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.
Losing Ben is a big loss for the industry. He has shown award winning strategic thinking.
The numbers, in general, seem a little odd here. For example, "The research found in an average second, TV commands 58 percent attention..." What does 58% attention mean? How was it measured? Surely any units used in a measurement of ...
It's "kooks it", ya kook.
The mistake in the Ad is when he says "kurks it,"which should be "karks it."
Most entertaining ad the warehouse has done in a very long time!
I have to laugh at the "% coverage" comment. "Unfortunately for TV ads, the research found on average that the TV covers only 5 percent of the living room when viewed from a couch – meaning 95 percent of the ...
Honouring the ads—and the agencies responsible for them—that make the biggest impact on consumers and get more bang for the client’s buck.
Use the ICG Media network of magazines, blogs, newsletters, video and content creation services to reach the new New Zealand.
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact Vernene Medcalf
Who’s it for: Kathmandu by in-house
Why we like it: For its first global brand campaign, Kathmandu has brought together colours, people and sights of world travel. Featuring Kiwis Mark and Hana, who are cycling the length of the Americas, artist Caroline Bellamy drawing New Zealand landscapes, and young Australian kid Jack the spot is a beautiful, rugged and real look at the places we can go. The ad asks the question ‘are you ready?’ – we are.
Who’s it for: Warehouse Stationery by DDB
Why we like it: We all know the agony of not having Blu Tack (or Sellotape or scissors for that matter) on hand while at work (also who takes all the forks from the kitchen?). The latest spot from Warehouse Stationery is funny and quirky and we’re looking forward to the next instalment. We're also quite curious to know how long it takes to build a life-sized horse out of Blu Tack.
Who’s it for: New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation by Colenso BBDO
Why we like it: Despite a controversy with its first iteration of the ad due to the use of the term ‘contagious’ this updated NZ Breast Cancer Foundation spot is simple but emotional. Talking to the ‘Fay’ and her husband and children about their experience of Fay’s breast cancer it is easy to see the impact of the disease and how it touches whole families. Here’s hoping the campaign will encourage more Kiwi women to get mammograms.
StopPress provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!