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Head of Design

Date Categories Country Type
May 10 2024 Design United Kingdom FULL-TIME

We are on the hunt for a Head of Design at Rotate°.

Someone special to lead, manage, and grow our small but mighty design team…. Ultimately to take the Design offering to the next level.

The Head of Design will have a broad oversight of our creative output, lead in Discovery and Vision phases and understand the minutiae of our workflows. You’ll support multiple projects to completion, providing the resources and even-keeled management your team needs to consistently deliver best-in-class work.

  • Salary: £80k – £100k, depending on experience
  • Reporting to: Director
  • Location: Hybrid (Minimum of 2 days in London Office - Tuesday & Thursday)
  • Role Type: Full Time

Read more here —> https://studiorotate.com/studio/head-of-design

Essential Skills

  • At least 2 years experience in a similar (Head of Design) role.
  • 7+ years of agency experience in digital design with tonnes of eCommerce projects, working from research all the way through to delivery.
  • Experience managing and mentoring designers.
  • Experience working in an Agile methodology and working in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to lead a workshop(s) to extract information from decision makers, articulate and communicate into a strategic vision, then seamlessly zoom into small but important details for the delivery team.
  • Experience working with research and data to drive decision making.
  • Able to get your hands dirty and help the team and our clients achieve the desired outcomes, setting the standard along the way.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentational, and interpersonal communication skills. An eye for detail is a must.
  • Management skills to mentor, supervise and skills to nurture a culture of collaboration and improvement amongst the Design department.
  • A self-starter able to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings.
  • Open to, and reacts well to, feedback and looks for opportunities to improve how to work well together within the team.

Responsibilities

  • Balance creativity and – often in conflict to – convention of our Design output.
  • Line management of creative team, including the resourcing of the projects they are scheduled on.
  • Guiding the design team to follow best-practice (or know when to break it), internal processes and push for industry-setting innovations.
  • You will be part of the Leadership team at Rotate°, with department OKRs. You will have the autonomy and accountability to meet those as you see fit.
  • Tactical initiatives to grow and improve the Design department and offering.
  • Supervising delivery on the design lifecycle from concept to delivery across a project portfolio, ensuring the outcome is of the best design quality with input from user insights, analytics, brand and validated through testing.
  • Be an advocate for users, whether they are members, prospect or colleagues, and inform decisions and design direction through user research.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines within the business; Design, Engineering and Product all in harmony to provide more holistic, more considered solutions.
  • Stay up-to-date with digital and market trends to adapt ways of working and influence design and digital direction.
  • Understand best practices in Design Thinking and User Experience approaches and how to apply them.
  • A solid understanding and passion for detailed interaction and information design.
  • Use tools such as Figma/FigJam, Pitch and analytics tools such as Google Analytics and MS Clarity.

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