Design Director (initiative application)

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We are Edenspiekermann, an independent, international Design Consultancy. With a team of around 100 people across our offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Los Angeles, including designers, developers, consultants, researchers, creatives and makers from around 20 different nations. We work with international clients like City of Santa MonicaThe EconomistHamburgerHochbahnunu ScootersNanoScent, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Who we are 

As an ambitious design consultancy we collaborate with our clients and see our work together as a partnership. We aim for high quality standards while staying humble. We are unconventional. Sometimes a detour is the fastest way to the goal. We are constantly striving to improve. We leave our comfort zones and grow together as a team and individuals because we support each other. And also we have a lot of fun together and give everyone the chance to contribute to our vibrant team culture. Everyone’s input is valid and appreciated.

How we work

We develop digital products or services with a user-centric approach and create value by advising and coaching our client’s teams to provide the best customer experience for their customers. We unlock business opportunities through venture design and technology. We combine conceptual thinking, a sophisticated understanding of design and a deep knowledge of web and app development to develop a digital product or service with a user-centric approach. Our interaction designers work in agile and interdisciplinary teams on websites and platforms for major brands as well as for startups.

About the Design Director position 

As Design Director you shape our design strategy and our diverse solutions. You are an inspiring team lead for your UX & UI experts with a big experience and dedication for design excellence. You are strategic-thinking and able to translate the requests into convincing experiences and digital products. In your role as project owner you are the first contact person for your team and for the client. Our people, our culture and our attitude are making us unique. We are looking for a personality that does not only understand our mindset but further improve it.

Who we are looking for

  • You have a minimum of 6 years experience in the digital creative world and made first experiences in a leadership position
  • You have worked in a dynamic and agile environment and are comfortable in a leading / creating role in the first line as well in the background 
  • Your communication skills are excellent and you apply them in English, German and with body language
  • Thanks to your communication skills you contribute to our trust- and respectful feedback mentality
  • You are  ready to motivate teams for complex tasks
  • You bring a hands-on mentality and a positive, business-oriented mindset; a personal dedication to make the best out of your projects
  • You feel confident moderating design sprints and workshops

What we offer

  • Participation as a central team member of a dynamic design consultancy, self-determined and independent work with direct connection to our partners and design directors
  • The best team in the world :)
  • Flat hierarchies and the opportunity to contribute and implement your own ideas
  • A lot of personal responsibility, room for creativity and personal development, and thus the chance to grow together with the company
  • 30 days paid vacation, hybrid-work, a dog-friendly office and meditation to promote work-life balance
  • We balance work with family and private life (with a potential four day week if needed)
  • Benefits as Urban Sports Club, nilo health, food club, regular team gatherings
  • Inhouse coaching and mentoring

We look forward to hearing from you!

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