Associate Design Director

Jingan Qu, Shanghai, China
YUAN 25,000
Business Services

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group China is hiring on behalf of a brand strategy, design and experience firm. With unlimited imagination and a dedication to the facts, our client builds brands that cut through the clutter—and unlock success for our clients. 

Job responsibilities:

  • Partner with Creative Directors, the strategy team, and strategic partners to define and translate strategies into creative concepts
  • Lead group brainstorming/concept development sessions
  • Lead and inspire creative team to develop innovative design solutions, from broad concept development through implementation
  • Provide clear constructive direction on content and design solutions
  • Lead creative team and production team to ensure feasibility of design solutions and articulate design principles and guidelines for implementation
  • Provide strategic, innovative insights for the development of client deliverables
  • Drive improvement, efficiency and effectiveness into all methodologies and deliverables
  • Be accountable for project profitability with Account Management
  • Lead client presentations
  • Maintain client contact in area of expertise
  • Lead portions of new business presentations as a subject matter expert
  • Define and lead cross-practice and cross-office initiatives
  • Lead group ideation sessions
  • Oversee quality of concepts across multiple project teams simultaneously
  • Define criteria for assessing concepts/project deliverables and solutions
  • Inspire and drive team to break through solutions
  • Contribute to firm-building activities
  • Proactively participates in knowledge sharing efforts
  • Suggest new methods and techniques to improve our practice
  • Proactively maintain expertise in design software packages
  • Conduct appraisals and career development

Job requirements: 

  • 6-8 years of relevant work experience
  • An undergraduate degree or advanced degree preferred
  • Mastery of basic design principles including typography, line, form, color, pattern, contrast, scale, weight, etc.
  • Mastery in applying the principles of identity and visual system design across multiple touch points
  • Proficiency in creative direction in 4 or more specific areas:
    • Information design
    • Data visualization
    • Data charting
    • Iconography
    • Information architecture
    • Wireframe template development
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