Lead Designer

  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Unknown
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Reference: 5264

For our client, a design consultancy with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Cape Town focusing on projects in sustainability, e-mobility, energy transition and new economy, we are looking for a Lead Designer. This is an exciting opportunity to work on the edge of innovation and help create a more sustainable and better world. A successful candidate will be responsible for developing a creative vision of the agency globally and lead and mentor a cross-functional team of designers and researchers. The role can be based in Berlin or Amsterdam.


  • Developing and implementing a creative strategic vision for the agency globally

  • Leading a team of highly talented visual and interaction designers and researchers

  • Developing and empowering talent, enabling the team to reach their full potential and ensuring highest standards of creative work

  • Leading a design team through conception and implementation of product design vision and overall user experience, user flows, wireframes, and information architecture to visual design excellence of the product

  • Collaborating effectively with multi-disciplinary and often remote teams of product owners, developers and content strategists across locations

  • Leading the design process and decision making including planning, prioritizing, and scheduling

  • Balancing customer frictions and needs with business goals, market viability and technical feasibility


About you:

  • Strong design portfolio of digital products highlighting user – centricity, critical thinking, problem solving, beautiful and delightful to use interfaces

  • Preferably, background in Branding / Art Direction in agency environment

  • Focus on visual side of things but proven track of delivering concepts, personas, user journeys, wireframes, prototypes etc

  • Understanding of end to end product delivery from strategizing to launch

  • People leadership skills: being able to earn respect and mentor designers in agile environment and flat hierarchies

  • Being able to mentor and coach designers, empowering them to reach their full creative potential and ensure design excellence of the projects

  • Strategic-minded and visionary, being able to develop a vision for the whole agency and evangelise it

  • Experience working closely with product managers and engineers

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen

  • Excellent communicator – you have wealth of experience working with clients, consultancy, planning and leading workshops with customers


The offer:

  • Participation in building up the agency and deciding on its strategy and future

  • Leading and developing a team of outstanding designers and working on innovative projects in sustainability, mobility and new economy

  • Inspiring exchange with extraordinary colleagues in a cross-functional team

  • Attractive office space in Kreuzberg

  • Creative freedom, flat hierarchy and space to grow

Up for the challenge? Get in touch [email protected]

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