Head of Design

  • London  
    £50,000 p/a  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    31 December 2019  
    Posted on
    2 December 2019  

We’re working with an award-winning design and production Studio based in South East London to find a Head of Design to manage all aspects of their creative output. This agency has a reputation for delivering exceptional work with a high-end/premium aesthetic for retail environments and windows, brand experiences and events spaces, interiors and promotional pop-ups.

This person will play a key role in the overall creative success of the design department, ensuring that creative deliverables are understood by everyone involved and well aligned with client expectations. You will have the opportunity to work closely with an impressive roster of clients and a highly collaborative and driven team, your time will be split between project work and managing the studio’s creative resource. It’s a highly creative role and we’d expect you to spend 60-75% of your time generating and developing concepts as well as being involved in the day to day crafting and delivery of projects.  

The Head of Design has commercial accountability, being responsible for overall budgets and the accurate scoping of projects.  They are responsible for the quality control of all creative output and making sure that projects are produced on time and in budget, allocating work internally and bringing in additional support when required.  We’d expect our ideal candidate to have experience in a similar agency or studio and really be a credible manager who can influence design led thinking across the business.  

We’re looking for a strong mix of conceptual, graphic design and 3D visualisation skills underpinned by high levels of organisation and design management.


Our ideal candidate:
Will need to have significant experience in retail space, brand experience and event design.

Is comfortable and confident at every stage of a project, from client management stages through to generating overarching concepts, design execution and final production stages.

Is capable managing a multidisciplined team, allocating resource and ensuring that everyone understands the project deliverables.

Can scope out projects, advising on time-lines, costings and potential challenges.

Has a naturally premium and high-quality aesthetic that will need to be shown ia an impressive folio of previous work.


If you have the above experience and would like to find out more please do get in touch.

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