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Associate Design Director (Vancouver)

Company: ZEHNER
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

ZEHNER is looking to hire an Associate Design Director to lead and manage our small team of talented digital designers to develop best-in-class strategic design to achieve our client's goals. This role will work collaboratively with our UX, Content Studio, Tech, and PMO teams to establish the visual identity and vision for our clients, from conceptual ideation through implementation and ongoing design management.The ideal candidate possesses a strong foundation in graphic and interactive design, has a passion for branding and visual systems, and understands the value great design brings to an organization. If you like the idea of moving from one project to another, working on assignments that are as diverse as our clients, you are encouraged to apply.RESPONSIBILITIESMaintains group design direction and provides clear constructive feedbackImplements team priorities balancing day-to-day work with big picture strategiesEmpowers and guides team to develop best practices and processesMentor and manager digital designers and help them set and achieve career goalsStrives for continual improvement to maintain the highest quality of workThoughtful design approach that shapes and communicates a compelling long-term design strategy and vision for the departmentLeads the design process for your team"from problem definition to design implementationIdentifies new opportunities that use design to solve company problemsAn inspirational leader whom people enjoying working with and forProvides pathways to nurture and grow talentShapes both team and company cultureManages project and department budgetsEncourages & promotes communication, transparency an d collaborationChampions exceptional design across Zehner and outside the companyREQUIREMENTSStrong design portfolio of live, digital-based work8+ years of experience (1+ creative leadership preferred)Demonstrates a user-centered approach to design with a mind for processBold leadership skills, confident in team building, mentoring and guiding talentExperience attracting and hiring design talentComfortable juggling a wide range of responsibilities at the same timeExtremely organized and detail-orientedExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExcellent presentation skills, with a natural ability to clearly articulate ideasUnderstanding of digital landscape, social platforms, and technology trendsIn tune with contemporary design, internet and youth culture trendsMastery in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma or SketchStrong understanding of HTML and CSS systemsComfortable working with 3rd party integrations and APIsKnowledge and experience in brand identity strongly preferredAbout ZEHNERBased in Los Angeles, Zehner is a full-service ecommerce digital agency. Services include digital & brand strategy, user experience design, technology selection & implementation, marketing, and post-launch managed services. Our mission is to help our clients achieve their business goals by developing a tailored digital strategy, from crafting brand narrative to leveraging technology. Founded in 2007, Zehner is partnered with major commerce platforms, including ShopifyPlus, Magento and AWS. Our work reflects our company culture, built on the core values of Friendship, Creativity, Exploration, Dedication, and Results. We embody the best of the West Coast lifestyle in everything we do. Clients include Outerknown, HAUS Labs, FIJI Water, Soylent, and Barefoot Dreams.SDL2017

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