Design Director

Senior, Director/C Suite
Full Time
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Job Description

Role Overview:

We are a London-based design agency currently looking for a talented Design Director to join our multi-disciplined team.

We are looking for someone with a proven ability to create exceptional ideas-based work, confident in taking the lead on projects – from briefing through to final delivery.

You'll be very pro-active, acting as the beating heart of the projects you work on and keeping an eye on every moving part alongside the account director. You'll also need to be confident in being accross several projects in one week, with excellent time management and leadership skills.

Our clients range from start-ups to established global brands across a broad range of categories, and our work varies across design, digital and advertising. Experience working closely with clients, strong communication and presenting skills are a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing creative work with strong conceptual and strategic thinking across both print and digital briefs, in a broad range of client categories.
  • Rationalising ideas in clear and engaging ways, representing the design team by telling the story of brilliant work to clients in a confident manner.
  • Maintaining an outstanding level of design craft with high standards of attention to detail.
  • Leading on creative deliverables of projects from briefing through to delivery, and overseeing work by other members of the design team.
  • Leading on art direction for both still and motion content, from briefing to storyboarding to PPMs to on-the-shoot-day direction, and post-production management.
  • Working alongside agency partners, the broader design team, strategists, creatives, copywriters, account manager, web developers and performance marketing team.
  • Working directly with client teams and building positive client relationships.

Key Skills:

  • Highly creative with a good eye for detail.
  • Great experience and confidence working across print and digital.
  • Excellent at talking through and presenting work in engaging and inspiring ways.
  • Ability to balance projects and timelines.
  • Delivery of feedback and direction to more junior members of the team whilst being a great role model.
  • A keen interest in the world beyond design.
  • Collaboration – working with multiple teams and partners.

You’ll be:

  • Hardworking, flexible, adaptable
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and pro-active
  • Curious and always learning
  • Well organised with the ability to think ahead
  • Collaborative and real team-player

About Otherway:

Launched in 2013, Otherway is a strategically-led design, digital and advertising agency. We create, refresh and invest in brands. Our knowledge of how to connect with a new generation of consumers is where our strengths lie. We focus on the ideation of new businesses and the redefinition of existing brands to create the most compelling customer experiences. Based in Primrose Hill, our 50-person multi-disciplined team is made up of strategists, designers, creatives, copywriters, account managers, performances marketers and web developers - all full of smart ideas and a shared purpose to help our clients and ventures succeed.


  • 25 days holiday allowance (pro rata)
  • Closed between Christmas and New Year (not taken as holiday)
  • Travelcard loan scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free eye tests and flu jabs annually
  • Flexible working (3:2 days)
  • Free lunches and a stocked fridge

How to apply

Send a link to your portfolio or a PDF to

Job ID #9867881251