Design Director

Job Description

We are excited to be looking for a Design Director to join our talented and highly regarded team to direct, manage and take creative responsibility for client design projects, providing clear, focused and inspirational design direction.

While Crown Creative promotes a flexible working environment, we strongly prefer this person to be based in Belfast or London, willing to relocate & have full-time availability.

About us

We are a studio of designers, writers, artists & strategists passionate about the space where hospitality and design meet.

We are a creative agency that specializes in concept development, strategy & branding for the hospitality industry - working globally alongside prestigious long-term clients that include Marriott, Hilton and The Dead Rabbit.

Over the last 5 years, we have developed an exciting and passionate workplace. We balance ambition and high professional competence with support, warmth and friendliness.

We are in an exciting phase of growth, but will always remain a small and independent studio that gives our clients and employees the attention and support they deserve. We will continue to cultivate an environment where we can learn, inspire and professionally challenge one another while having fun too - this is how we produce our best work.

Our culture

  • Pleasant and professionally strong working environment
  • Ambitious colleagues, partners and clients
  • Relevant courses, lectures and training support
  • Varied Projects & Tasks
  • Clients that respect you and your profession
  • Competitive conditions, with a lot of freedom and flexibility
  • £50 monthly Education & Wellness Stipend
  • Early studio closure on Fridays
  • Bi-Annual Performance and Compensation Reviews
  • Generous Annual Leave Policy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Company Sick Days
  • Opportunity to travel to work with international clients as required
  • Support for personal and group hospitality research

About you

- You are an original thinker, who is able to communicate strategically-led ideas and direction clearly throughout the creative process both internally and externally, without losing sight of the original brief and goals.

- Able to quickly identify great ideas and direct them through to beautifully crafted solutions.

- Someone with an authentic personality and a natural desire to progress the business and people around you. An inspiration and mentor to less experienced team members and a level head under pressure.

- The agility to be both hands-on designing when needed, coupled with a nurturing ability to direct teams of designers to successful outcomes.

- Ideally, you have a minimum of 5 years' agency experience in the design industry and a portfolio with an emphasis on identity design. You will have experience directing creative workflow, instructing colleagues to meet a creative brief, and be able to inspire your colleagues.

- A doer and a thinker, you can lead projects independently but are generous and happy to share your learnings with others and be part of a tight-knit team.

This is a senior role working alongside the Creative Director to inspire and manage design projects for global, high-profile brands.

Equal opportuntities

At Crown Creative, we believe in having a diverse team of talented and experienced individuals that constantly question how we can do things differently and how we can do things better. We are an equal-opportunity employer that believes in the power of diversity and designing a workplace that embraces a myriad of perspectives.

How to apply

Interested? - Please send your resumé and portfolio, along with any other fun facts we should know about you, to

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Belfast / London
Design Manager
Salary Range
Dependent on experience
Job posted:
July 4, 2024
Application deadline

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