Freelance Design Director, Branding + Systems

R/GA is looking for an experienced freelance Designer to lead the Branding stream on a project based in our London office starting Jan 6th and running through March 13th. The work will be with a banking client, creating the identity of a mobile banking app with one of our clients in the middle east. Travel may be required. You'll help create systematic experiences and brand stories, always with a human centric approach. You’ll also manage and mentor talent, making sure our designers have the support they need to do great work.

Join us and create magic at the intersection of brands, systems and stories.

 

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Role and Responsibilities

  • Creates brand identities, systems and narratives grounded in strategic thinking
  • Creates digital products and services mindful of emerging technologies
  • Leads and ensures the overall quality of the creative output across projects
  • Seamlessly merges strategy, copy, design, UX and technology into a cohesive brand or systematic experience
  • Ability to execute 360º brand design thinking
  • Owns craft and capability output across multiple work streams, ensuring deliverables are of the highest quality
  • Has a holistic understanding and ability to assess the changing landscape of design and technology
  • Partners with strategy, creative teams, UX, technology, and production to ensure project objectives are met
  • Leads, empowers and mentors teams on a daily basis
  • Partners with producers to scope and define project approach, timelines and deliverables
  • Has a proactive, resourceful approach with strong organizational and management skills
  • Leads brief and idea conception, ensuring ideas are grounded in strategy and technology
  • Articulates creative decisions and rationale with confidence
  • Communicates effectively in verbal or written form, professionally and in a transparent manner
  • Builds trust to develop client partnerships and long term relationships
  • Identifies creative opportunities for business growth
  • Advocates unorthodox thinking, with no fear of innovation

Requirements

  • 8+ years agency or similar experience
  • Advanced knowledge of design fundamentals, methodologies and techniques
  • Experience leading teams
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat), Sketch and Keynote
  • Prototyping experience (Invision, Principal, Framer or similar)
  • Motion design experience is a bonus

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws.