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Design Director (FMCG)

Remote, Leeds, London
Full Time
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Job Description


We’re StormBrands and we never settle. Not when we’re trying to crack the big idea, and not when we’re looking to hire the next big thing. And these days, we reckon it takes an uncommon kind of creative energy to help brands make their mark and find their voice. So, have you got the restless nature we’re looking for?


As Design Director, you’ll be at the very forefront of our creative culture. You’ll consistently inspire the team to deliver fresh and imaginative work to the highest level, whilst demonstrating proven leadership abilities. In this key position you’ll be working closely and collaboratively with our Creative Directors to help build lasting client relationships, taking ownership of multiple projects and the design process.

Bring your skills

  • At least 8+ years commercial design agency experience
  • Deep understanding of FMCG brand and packaging design
  • Outstanding conceptual and strategic thinking
  • Prolific ideation skills with a passion to dive deeper and uncover richer stories
  • Ability to quickly and coherently provide direction though sketches and scamps
  • Exceptional design thinking, demonstrating craft and meticulous attention to detail
  • Fantastic presentation skills, delivering compelling ideas with upmost confidence
  • A fearless leader with an infectious passion to inspire others to succeed
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Positive team-player attitude, leading discussions and instilling confidence in others
  • Highly skilled in Adobe CC suite and not afraid to get stuck in when needed

Roll up your sleeves

  • Lead and own multiple projects, from start to finish
  • Bring energy and opinions to every creative discussion
  • Ability to flex across both global brands and small businesses
  • Confidently present project development work to Creative Directors
  • Mentor the design team and inspire others to think beyond the brief
  • Line manage junior and midweight talent, to support progress and development
  • Direct external freelance design resource and partners
  • Champion the studio culture and be a creative voice for the business
  • Help grow the team and seek out new talent

What you’ll get from us

  • Competitive salary
  • Private healthcare (inc. half price gym memberships)
  • Workplace pension scheme (3% contribution)
  • 25 days holiday and your birthday off (1 x extra day per year employed)
  • 1 x long weekend each month (early finish Friday)
  • Monthly employee ‘A-Star’ awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • £1000 employee referral bonus scheme