Position Title: Design Lead Reports to: Creative and Managing Director Hours: Full time & extra hours required to fulfil the role Location: Langridge St, Collingwood, Melbourne
Local Peoples is looking for an exceptional Design Lead to help them re-define on and off-line brand experiences for their clients. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Designer looking to step up. You will be responsible for the quality of Local Peoples’ creative output, ideas and delivery of all projects. Reporting to the M&CD you will work with the client services and strategy teams and then guide the design teams to research, develop and refine exceptional brand, campaign or communications solutions.
ABOUT LOCAL PEOPLES
Local Peoples are citizens of good design.
How? By putting a person’s experience central to all of the products, services and experiences they design. Local Peoples uses Human-Centred Design principles for all projects, whether promoting a healthy lifestyle, making people feel at home or making an impact through purpose-driven design. Local Peoples is a tight but nimble team that prides itself on delivering world-class design strategy, identity design, print, digital, experiential and event activations.
Local Peoples’ clients come from the sport, health, education, social impact and property sectors and include Tennis Australia, Monash University, Greyhound Adoption Program, Puma, The World Health Organization, Nike, Red Bull, Australian Unity, Alpha60, Football Federation Australia, Eleven Haircare and the Queensland Eye Institute.
Along with its client projects Local Peoples is also the co-founder of NCDFREE.org. As the sister company of Assemble Projects, Local Peoples provides design services for Assemble’s residential developments, the first being 122 Roseneath Street, Clifton Hill, which reflects ideas and aspirations of strong community values and sustainability.
Authenticity – we are passionate and do things for the right reasons
Curiosity – we are interested and interesting
Expertise – we know what we are talking about
Accessibility – good ideas come from good conversation
Flexibility – because we know one size never fits all
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE
Working with the Client Engagement + Project Lead and Creative Director you will play a key role in conversations with clients to fully understand their brands, their business problems and their audiences and therefore briefs
Proactively think of ideas to improve their businesses
Lead the team in developing pitch winning responses and present on behalf of the team
Ensure you are awesome to work with
You are a natural strategic thinker, always asking why this is a great idea and how it will add value to our client’s purpose
Assist the business leadership in guiding the Local Peoples brand to drive growth, a positive reputation and impact
Articulate our thinking in an engaging way through every brand touchpoint
Be resourceful and maximise our resources
Play a key role in new business presentations and pitches
Help to continually improve the design of workflow through the studio
Develop new product and business ideas for Local Peoples
Be an advocate for the Human Centred Design approach
Inspire the team as a fountain of awesome ideas and design examples
Elevate the team’s understanding of human centred design principles and ensure this
is infused through our projects
Develop a team culture of creative and strategic thinkers by work closely with the
Lead a team of 2–5 designers and ensure everyone is inspired, learning and creating amazing work
Keep abreast of emerging behaviours, technologies and companies that affect our client’s businesses
Provide road maps for human centred thinking and process to unlock our clients business potential
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Min 6+ years industry experience in a respected design studio or equivalent client side roles.
Demonstrated skills in:
Managing multiple large and complex projects concurrently from conception to completion of crafted user experiences
Nurturing client relationships and building trust
Leading a team of 1–4 designers
Leadership by example
Clear communication with the team
Prioritising business objectives
Delivering outcomes which exceed expectations
Designing business and creative strategy
Delivering design outcomes across all brand touchpoints including: brand identity, graphic design, UI, UX, the built environment and events, film and motion graphics
High level written communication including ability to write briefs and guidelines and prepare correspondence for clients
Excellent verbal communication
Strong attention to detail
Works well under pressure
Self motivated with the ability to work with teams
Deadline and solutions-oriented
Exploring and ideating new design concepts based on research findings, task analyses, prototypes
Respect for intellectual property
A strong understanding of UX Design
Other worldly command of the Adobe Suite
Understanding of project management software principles and desire to learn work management software WorkflowMax, Slack and Trello.
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