Associate Product Design Director

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Our Associate Design Directors are the engine behind our success as a creative agency. Their passion for design that goes beyond decoration ensures that we continue to create compelling digital products for our clients. Associate Design Directors develop creative concepts and approaches in concert with our Creative Directors and the design team across multiple projects, and that the design of those concepts is original and beautiful. They must be strong leaders that excel in fostering team camaraderie. The best candidates are experts at creating concepts, develop interactive design solutions, and guiding concepts through development. They are comfortable explaining their ideas to executive- level client stakeholders, and are able to understand and translate the client’s business needs into amazing but workable solutions. Associate Design Director provide direction and leadership to designers working on their project teams. They can scope design phases of projects accurately and efficiently, and can work with the team to successfully translate concepts to visual
expression. Associate Design Director may be asked to travel or attend pitches and industry events. 



  • Advancing, industry-leading conceptual thinking in both visual and interaction design Owning projects from concept definition to delivery and launch
  • Working closely with a Creative Director and Design Director
  • Collaborating with strategists, interaction designers, and others to create the most compelling and successful products possible!
  • Providing quality assurance of all creative deliverables
  • Creating and adhering to style guides
  • Strong communication skills to clearly and concisely explain ideas to the client and design team!Strong presentation skills 
  • Being a team player and positive addition to our company culture
  • Directing and delegating to design team and/or outside vendors
  • Balancing design principles with client business objectives
  • Mentoring and coaching team members through project development and performance management! 



  • 6+ years years design and interactive work experience at a top digital agency 1+ in a leadership role
  • Fast and efficient contributor to project design and development
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating a passion for design and a mastery of visual communication
  • A strong background in creative problem solving, strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution
  • Ability to think and respond quickly, maintaining attention to detail on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Motivated, decisive, and dedicated
  • Excellent organizational skills; an ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail
  • Comprehensive understanding of interactivity and the Web
  • Experience with e-commerce, content platforms, interactive experiences, and mobile applications for major brands
  • Able to create presentation materials for client presentations (prototyping skills are alway a plus!)
  • Well-versed in interactive technologies, best practices, emerging trends in digital products
  • Familiarity with 3D, packaging, & motion design trends
  • Love of collaboration across disciplines with team members at all levels
  • Experience working collaboratively with all levels of designers and copywriters
  • Well developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale for client and team
  • Direct client interaction experience with the ability to build relationships, understand client vision/direction and present designs and concepts.
  • Experience in new business and pitching
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and familiarity After Effects (or another animation platform in order to quickly animate designs) 



In addition to working with the smart and passionate people that make up the Code and Theory family, you also get the perks. There's the usual - 401k, excellent health, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, flexible spending, pre tax commuter benefits and long-term disability. In addition, we have recently rolled out new Voluntary Benefits including Accident Insurance and Short Term disability that you can choose to elect upon hire. Then there are the extras, some random, mostly awesome – bagel Mondays, summer Fridays, stocked candy jar and exceptional coffee on constant brew, field trips, game nights and team outings.

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