New York

Design Director

You are a people-person and can maintain a good working environment. We require a compelling storyteller and a brilliant designer. You are willing to lead the development of concepts across strategy, copy and design, inspiring others to think laterally in order to evolve big ideas. You champion cutting edge creativity and inspire teams to exceed current trends. You enjoy interacting, presenting and workshopping with clients and have confidence in developing positive client relationships.


Take ownership of project outcomes. Ensuring work gets delivered to a high standard, on time, and with a consciousness of commercial obligations.

Build the creative culture within DS by looking for new ways to improve the way we work and develop as a studio.

Develop new business by informing proposals and project plans.

Maintain a high level of design craft and execute the creative vision of projects alongside CDs.

Develop talent. Hire, train, review and manage the ongoing development of our creative team.

Direct the marketing of work and case studies of projects.

Key Qualities


Relentlessly optimistic

Passionate about design



Able to adapt to challenges



Highly organised

Friendly and welcoming


Plugged into culture

Willing to work on anything

Key Skills and Requirements


Experience delivering effective creative work. Experience in directing design teams to deliver brand projects for international clients. Most likely you'll have at least 8+ years of industry experience.

Experienced Leader

You’re a natural collaborator and a proven leader. You are at ease leading multidisciplinary teams, and can bring energy and enthusiasm to all stages of the creative process.

Transformation experience

Able to guide clients through stakeholder engagement and/or cultural change.


Comfortable working as a team and confident taking part in interviews, workshops and interactions with clients.


Able to juggle several tasks with ease, prioritise work-streams, and delegate tasks effectively with strong organisational skill.

Master toolkit

Master of your discipline, with hunger to go beyond, discovering new tools and developing your own.

Inspiring portfolio

Full of high quality work that demonstrates conceptual, crafted and unique work. Your portfolio should inspire and show versatility, experimentation, system-thinking and energy, and your work should include significant brand and digital projects that have been recognised within the industry. Awards are a bonus.

Outstanding facilitator

Confident running interviews, workshops and interactions with senior C-suite clients, enabling creative leaps and break-through political impasses.

Commercial Savvy

Able to design and build a vision for a project with a view to growing long-term client relationships.


Confident working across any industry, with any person, anywhere in the world.