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Senior Director Experience Design

Company: icon group
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Are you a creator? Are you passionate about Innovation and Experience Design - and have great leadership skills? Have you always wanted to make a difference in a company's success? This is your chance! Apply now and join our Santa Monica office as our Sr Director of Experience Design!
We are icon impact!
Our 6th sense is what sets us apart. We detect trends, challenges, and opportunities for our clients before they do. We collaborate with our partners to develop products and services in the digital and technological space, from smart product extensions to digital ecosystems. As experts in experience design, we'll transform businesses in ways no one thought were possible. We are a global hidden champion.

What will you do?
- As the Director of Experience Design you are responsible for one of the core competencies of icon impact - creating impactful, intuitive and exciting interactive experiences (product/brand/user/---) - and thus make a decisive contribution to the overall company's success and future orientation.

Additionally, you will:
--- Manage multiple projects, clients and budgets within deadlines--- Help shape the general direction of work that icon impact creates for our clients and partners--- Define the department vision and mission, and manage the day to day responsibilities of accounts and projects--- Be the representative for your competence center internally and externally --- Be accountable for further developing team in size and capabilities to adapt to strategic positioning of icon impact agency in the group --- Determine promotions, assignments, evaluations, and incentives for your team members--- Establish the icon impact design footprint and deliver on "excellence in design" in all projects --- Collaborate with the global Leadership Board, making sure new business opportunities materialize in profitable projects --- Be accountable for generating additional revenues on existing clients to achieve financial targets--- Lead a/multiple teams within your competence center --- Develop a strategic approach for your competence center to combine actual client needs and future developments (and thus support in further develop the offering to position iconmobile as go-to-agency for digital innovation) --- Team development and transformation of the design department
Who are you?
- We're looking for an inspiring, passionate creative leader with exceptional skills in designing stunning, successful and holistic digital product experiences, and leadership experience in the innovation space. Besides that, the ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of design, user experience and innovation, strong account growing and business development skills.
Here's what we think you need to succeed in this role:
--- 8+ years professional experience as an Experience Designer building, prototyping, and continually evolving digital products from ideation to implementation.--- Exceptional communications skills--- Pays extra attention to all details--- Strong expertise in visual design and communications design, creating and working in design systems for all kinds of digital touchpoints --- Strong experience in leading, growing and challenging the team / change management --- Strong decision maker turning challenges into solutions --- Deep understanding of latest design and business trends to apply in digital transformation and digital product innovation--- An entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and quick at grasping new topics and strong willingness to drive real innovation --- Proven skills in managing high profile clients and developing strong client relationships at an executive or C-level --- Experience in setting up and leading international projects and cross- functional teams --- Experience in team development and growth planning (defining goals, tracking performance) --- Ability to excel in a dynamic, ever-changing environment--- Excellent planning, organizational, analysis, and problem-solving skills --- Strong interest and curiosity for digital trends and technologies across industries --- Dedication to create a culture of creativity, self-direction, quality and rigor
Don't match the above but still think you'd be a great fit? Apply anyway and let us know why you're the right person for the job!

Keywords: icon group, Santa Monica , Senior Director Experience Design, Executive , Santa Monica, California

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