Design Director

  • Auckland

Are you a senior designer looking for the next challenge, and would love to work with a highly-regarded packaging and brand design studio in Auckland? Our client is looking for a Design Director to join this indie design studio, who believe beautiful design underpins everything they create.

As the 2IC to the Creative Director, you will live, breathe and surround yourself in design - be it furniture, art, books etc. You are interested in design innovation and trends and actively engaged in the design community.

This crew are a small sized, nimble group of specialist creatives, strategists, writers and production people, together they share many decades of experience in the creative industry. They take complex problems, break them down and make them simple, then deliver creative solutions that tell unique global brand stories.

Working across a wide variety of projects and clients, you will bring with you a breadth of experience – from the boutique to corporate design experience, be adept with innovative packaging design, and well versed in brand ideation and creative - including creating compelling corporate collateral.

Culture fit means everything to this agency - they are truly searching for that special designer who is amazing. Average won’t cut it for this role.

If you have been crafting your skills in top brand agencies, have a clear vision and are well schooled in good design, this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

If you are craving a leadership role in a truly craft driven and nurturing design studio environment then this is for you.

Send your cv and work to Hana Chadwick at The Creative Store, email, or call Hana at The Creative Store on (09) 365 1077 for more details. Ref: 21160.

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