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VP & Design Director

Company: WillowTree
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Job Description:

The VP & Design Director is a highly-autonomous executive role with endless opportunities to impact our teams, clients, and company through your leadership and creative vision. You'll inspire and coach designers and delivery teams to create world-class products across projects while fostering engagement and inclusion. You'll maintain strong existing relationships with our partners and work with strategic consultants throughout the sales process to acquire and grow future partnerships.--*This is not a remote position and requires up to -25% travel.ResponsibilitiesYou'll provide creative leadership, collaboration and roadmap development for multiple Fortune 500 clientsYou'll lead a WillowTree "Branch" (a product delivery group of -100 people) in partnership with VP of Program Management and VP of Engineering and ArchitectureYou'll manage and mentor 10 or more designers within your Branch to ensure their professional development and career growthYou'll grow and scale our design team through hiring and networkingYou'll work closely with the design team to provide creative direction on client work from exploratory conceptualization, design workshops, visuals, brand, UX, and prototypes, through executionYou'll coach project leadership (Project Managers, Senior Engineers, and Senior Designers) on aligning creative and design goals with established business outcomes--You'll create a positive and optimistic atmosphere that encourages our teams to be inspired and open to receive and provide feedback--You'll motivate your teams to pursue solutions during challenges and obstaclesDuring complexity, you are able to simplify ideas and drive the team towards strategic design executionYou'll partner with business development to write creative briefs, develop proposals, provide estimations, and prepare pitchesQualifications5+ years in a creative leadership role (with at least 2 in an agency environment working with clients)--As a design team leader, coach, or mentor, you've learned the value of humility and self-awareness--A strong portfolio of inspired, creative work across digital platforms. You've designed and led teams to create beautiful digital products with strong UX and usability--Experience leading digital design engagements for Fortune 500 clientsHave collaborated with a multi-disciplinary product team (e.g. engineering, research, project management) from ideation to launchCan effectively present creative briefs to our teams and clients' executive stakeholders through storytellingAble to prioritize and balance business outcomes and engineering constraints with UX, brand, and visual design

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