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Design Manager

Mondo in Minneapolis, MN, USA

Job Title: Design Manage
Location: Herndon, VA or Minneapolis, MN
Duration: Full Time Permanent Placement
Rate: DOE
Start Date: ASAP

The Design Manager reports into the Creative Solutions Group Lead and partners closely with the Content Manager to direct and manage the strategy and execution of a wide-ranging variety of work, including strategic corporate initiatives, multi-channel internal and external campaigns, and more

Responsibilities Include but are NOT limited to:

  • Shape, motivate, inspire and manage a team of designers with a wide range of experience, skills and specializations. Leverage talent, strengths and weaknesses to deliver best-in-class creative

  • Oversee Design team hiring, training, and mentoring. Provide clear, constructive design feedback in a timely, productive, and compassionate manner

  • Partnering with Marketing Operations, ensure Design team adheres to processes, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, and proposing and creating new processes and tools to support design operations

  • Act as primary design point of contact, advocating for design excellence and keeping stakeholders informed and engaged. Work with stakeholders across marketing and the organization aligning team priorities with business objectives to deliver high-quality work on time and on budget

  • Collaborate with fellow leaders, market researchers, designers, writers, product managers, and developers, as well as outside agencies, to develop solutions that reflect changing industry trends and meet business objectives

  • Drive digital and mobile-first thinking while pushing creative boundaries and adhering to channel-specific best practices

  • Develop and enforce the visual standards for all SEI brands

  • Foster a culture focused on learner-centric solutions that are cutting-edge, quick and smart

  • Assess usability of new and existing products, creative solutions and campaigns, and apply analytic learnings across all brands

  • Be willing and able to pitch in and do the work when needed

  • Lead and mentor Design Supervisors in their professional growth and management of direct reports

Requirements:

  • Extensive portfolio showcasing an outstanding design aesthetic across a variety of channels including mobile, web, email, social, video, print, event, advertising

  • Technical understanding of design theory, practices and rules; keen eye for kerning, proofing and photography

  • Experience developing brands and guiding digital and product UI/UX

  • Comprehensive understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Invision, CSS/HTML and After Effects, as well as project management software

  • Strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to communicate conceptual ideas across a full customer journey, for a diverse audience, both visually and in writing

  • Experienced with building/managing a digital design system

  • Knowledge of and passion for industry trends

  • Solid understanding of marketing and business strategy

  • Experience working with agencies and vendors

  • Experience managing a diverse team and remote employees

  • 10+ years design experience in various roles and industries with a focus on digital, web and mobile products

  • Minimum 5 years as a director or senior creative managing designers and creative work

  • Preferred industry experience at an agency or start-up

  • From a regionally accredited institution; BA/BS/BFA in Graphic Design or a related field. MBA/MFA preferred.

  • Adobe Creative Suite, Envision, Sketch

  • Fundamental Understanding of UI/UX and Dev

Nice to Haves:

  • Working with large brands, or known brands

  • Work within finance, credit cards, insurance, marketing and selling intangible elements

  • Experience with PM Software

If interested and qualified, please send a copy of your resume in Word format to alexandra.horovitz@mondo.com

Posted date: 22 days ago

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