The Pond

Digital Creative & Design Director | Auckland | $160k +

The Pond

Creative and IT

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Applications Close - End of Day: 06-01-2018

$160k +

New Zealand

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Our client, a fast growing digital agency based in Auckland, New Zealand is looking to appoint a Digital Creative & Design Director; someone experienced, global and simply outstanding.

If you're a design rainmaker and passionate digital thinker, with a proven track record in design leadership, then this role is for you.

They are seeking a strong yet supportive leader, passionate about mentoring and developing others. Their days will be filled collaborating with project teams, UX Architects & Lead Developers on a range of projects for various digital mediums and touch points. The new person will provide strategic input across multiple client projects and provide design practice leadership to everyone in the Design, UX and Dev studios.

The person in this role, will oversee and coach the design team, ensuring high-quality practices and outcomes. They will collaborate with their fellow directors to evolve and embed industry-leading digital design practice across the many quality clients the agency services.


Required Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years
  • Agency experience (digital or design)
  • Preferably experience in a leading design firm, focused on digital


Required Skills:

  • Has been a leader with strong creative process
  • Lives by design & digital excellence
  • Organic problem solver
  • Interactive design
  • Has a strong understanding of the technological aspects of the many digital touch points
  • Proven abilities in introducing leading design practices into client organizations
  • Responsive design, UX, human centred design, mobile & APP design and more
  • Overall business marketing experience is helpful


Desired Skills:

  • Identify design capability and training opportunities across the studio
  • Ensure periodic review of design team’s approach and deliverables
  • Promote knowledge transfer and best practice sharing


  • Define creative standards and processes
  • Collaborate with fellow directors to identify preferred design practices, tools or technologies
  • Lead creation of appropriate training material and tools


  • Consult on reverse briefs for new projects
  • Support the Account Strategist in setting the strategic direction of the project
  • Ensure the solution addresses the strategic, business and user goals identified at the project’s outset


  • Consult with clients to ensure effective capture of their brands needs and design constraints
  • Support Account Leads in building senior relationships with clients
  • Support the new business director with new business meetings and presentations


Personality & Work Ethic:

  • Confident risk taker
  • Intelligent & curious adventurer
  • Personable & graceful
  • Approachable, presentable and professional


Required Qualifications: 

  • Tertiary education - Graphic / UX or Digital Design preferred


Key Benefits:

  • Central Auckland (near transport)
  • First class studio & creative digital environment
  • Organised work environment
  • Enter awards
  • Industry exposure & training


Let Pond Director Leighton Howl and The Pond agents help you realise your global market value and future career potential in New Zealand. Apply today, or get in touch for more information. 

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.

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