We are looking for a strong Design Director to join our Investor Engagement creative team at RY. You will be a creative leader with a passion for visual trends and their uses in commercial communication. As a Design Director, you will be a key driver of innovation in the agency’s creative output and, will encourage inspirational thinking by drawing on diverse sources to drive solutions. With a focus on corporate reporting you'll work across various disciplines including editorial, animation, digital communications and brand, incorporating both ideas and execution.

Responsibilities

  • Be the creative lead; creator and custodian of the visual look of projects assigned to them. Produces creative and original ideas with appropriate themes that accurately answer the brief and connects with the audience.
  • Ensures that creative concepts produced within the team are executed to the highest standards and on schedule.
  • Having a balanced skillset across all media and channels, including digital.
  • Is a strategic thinker – has a strong and broad knowledge of our integrated approach and breadth of offer, and how to articulate them coherently.
  • Keeps within budgetary restraints or pushes client or Creative Director to produce a better piece of work, either within or increased budget.
  • Plays a lead role in pitches, by providing recommendations to the pitch team, contributing to the concept, creative work and/or pitch presentation itself.
  • Encourages sharing of brilliant work via regular show and tell meetings.

Requirements

  • Strong portfolio available for viewing.
  • Exceptional knowledge of annual reporting, and the design skills required to deliver reporting projects (literature design, layout, conceptual ideas generation).
  • Excellent pitching skills; holds an audience, enlightens, and is persuasive.
  • Able to inspire clients to challenge their own thinking.
  • Inspiring people manager – gets the best out of creative and client service teams.
  • Understands that the best ideas can come from anywhere or anyone.
  • Clearly articulates ideas/solutions/updates in client and team meetings with confidence and gravitas.
  • Inquisitive – eager to find out more and has a thirst for knowledge.
  • Bold – dares to push the boundaries of conventional thought.
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