Design Team Leader

London (Central), London (Greater)
07 Aug 2017
07 Sep 2017
Design, Digital
Business Type
Contract Type

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Passionate about design and communication.
  • Effectively manage people through leadership and mentoring
  • Be a role model for the team and inspire them to deliver excellent creative
  • Ability to work to and optimise processes to ensure efficient delivery of all projects
  • Work with account management to help filter workflow for the team as well as themselves
  • Guardian of the client’s brand guidelines
  • Working knowledge of digital design and its requirements is a benefit as you will be managing a digital designer along with the rest of the team
  • Management of schedule, ticketing and content management systems a benefit (but this will be taught)
  • Ensure that the QC/proofing process runs smoothly and ensure the team is accountable for the work sent to client and print


Role-specific skills, knowledge and experience

  • Highly creative with the ability to produce design collateral within brand guidelines and agreed timescales.
  • Be ambitious to create great work and find solutions that challenge conventional thinking when the opportunity presents itself
  • Excellent client engagement skills with the ability to proactively organise and influence clients and build strong and effective working relationships
  • To have previously managed a team, pro-actively managed multiple projects and work to tight deadlines. You will be coming into an existing team that requires a strong lead
  • Experience of developing creative ideas and be confident presenting these to the client
  • To be self-motivated, working with little supervision
  • Strong Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Relevant design/creative qualification
  • Relevant knowledge across production, print and digital media
  • Awareness of emerging trends in design
  • Good time management skills
  • Confident and articulate, with the ability to voice and share ideas and opinions both internally and with clients.
  • Great team player with a client-centric focus and possess the ability to build strong and effective working relationships
  • Confidence to lead a weekly team meeting where the design team can voice any feedback and share their work for collaborative input
  • The drive to actively seek out opportunities for the account
  • Confident in your own abilities and be able to proactively influence clients and manage their expectations.
  • Strong communication skills and ensure that internal processes are maintained and improved.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Powerpoint