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Digital Design Director

Studio Mega is a dynamic creative team specializing in brand identity, content creation and experience design. We work with companies big and small, from startups to industry leaders, defining new brands or refining existing ones. We believe deeply in the radical and transformative power of design.

To work at Mega is to be interested in helping craft the many ways in which creativity can shape the world. To be a Design Director on our team means being an expert in the field of digital design, both in terms of theory and execution – along with the communication and technical skills to see ideas develop into something real.

Design Directors at Mega are active contributors to the work, culture & success of a creative agency with aspirations to create world-class digital design. Bringing natural curiosity, technical expertise, and inspiring leadership to each project they influence.

This role requires apprehension of the many ways digital strategy and design can achieve better results for business, along with an ability to lead a team to achieve collective results that are stronger than any one team member could achieve alone.

We recognize that there is no one way to lead a practice, each of us comes with our own unique experiences and expertise. Listed below are a few specifics we expect from the Design Director role, along with a few general traits that any of our most experienced team members draw upon, regardless of their particular function.

We’ll ask for you to…

  • Work directly with clients and a team of project managers, designers, developers and copywriters.
  • Work iteratively on initial concepts, wireframes, visual designs, and prototypes.
  • Build a trusted relationship with clients and gain an understanding of their clients long and short-term needs and business goals.
  • Thrive when solving complex UI/UX problems to deliver best-in-class visual design solutions with intent.
  • Design responsive experiences that are fully accessible and are equally engaging on mobile and desktop devices.
  • Work within your discipline to craft innovative solutions that solve our partners' challenges.
  • Be a hands-on digital designer, responsible for overseeing digital design projects and managing designers on your team.
  • Partner with an account lead to define project scope and track progress, manage project schedules, resourcing needs, and the level to which our teams work meets standards of quality and function.
  • Set a standard of creative and technical excellence within the studio, strategically and executionally.
  • Align yourself closely within studio leadership to shape our practice, business sustainability and culture.
  • Work with your team to proactively schedule check-ins and provide design feedback.
  • Help identify and manage outside freelancers/vendors. Track the daily/weekly tasks and roles to our internal design team.
  • Bring a unique perspective to digital design and always be on the lookout for new trends, insights and have a perspective on industry direction.
  • Help instigate collaboration and proactively drive positive studio culture.
  • Be an ambassador outside of the studio, represent Mega in ways that attract the best talent and partnership to the studio.

We’ll look to you to be…

  • 7-10 years into your experience creating websites and digital products similar to what Mega is hired to create.
  • A critical thinker bringing a distinct point of view that challenges and inspires us all to be a better studio.
  • Fully aware of the needs of our clients, their ask, and how to flexibly work with them to deliver transcendent solutions.
  • Invested in Studio Mega as a business and work with studio leadership to create an environment and practice that allows for world class work to be made.
  • An excellent communicator and presenter, making the complex feel simple by providing distinct and meaningful solutions for our partners.
  • Exceptional time management to juggle multiple tasks and get things done on time.
  • A positive force on your team to keep their eye on the prize while maintaining a positive and proactive attitude.
  • A willing teacher, ready to share your knowledge and experience with your team
  • Fluent with UI design tools like Figma and experience with prototyping tools such as Framer.

If you have any questions about the outlined responsibilities, or ideas about how we can make them more clear, please don’t hesitate to reach out to chat about it.

When applying please provide a link to your website and/or online portfolio and resume.

Studio Mega is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of employee's race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.

This role will work onsite at the Studio Mega office in Portland, Oregon. Studio Mega is currently operating within a hybrid work model. While there are no mandates in place, we are currently requesting employees spend at least 2 days per week in the office. These terms are subject to change at any time.

Please send your resume and portfolio to jobs@studiomega.com with "Digital Design Director" in the subject line.