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Digital Design Director

Small Planet k

Brooklyn, NY | Onsite or Remote Possible

Nov 8
Job Description

Small Planet is hiring a Digital Design Director to join our growing Experience Design team. We’re looking for a design leader who can drive digital projects forward from inception to launch and beyond, as well as direct the work of other designers.

Outstanding candidates will be equally fluent in UX and visual design and be able to point to successful work across multiple platforms (iOS, Android, web). And they will care deeply about making products and experiences that are meaningful and relevant to users.

Digital Design Directors at Small Planet collaborate closely with producers, developers, and other designers to create world-class digital products that improve lives and drive business success. This is a great opportunity to work with smart, hard-working people who care about each other and about the work. This position is full-time, with the option to work remotely or to join us in our Brooklyn office.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
-Contribute directly to all project phases, from research and strategy to concepting and design execution
-Create elegant design solutions that balance user needs with client goals
-Manage, mentor, and direct the work of other designers
-Present & defend design solutions and design rationale clearly and persuasively
-Be ultimately accountable for the output of digital projects
-Look for opportunities to improve process and the practice of design

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
-10+ years of hands-on experience designing and shipping digital products in an agency or client services setting
-Outstanding visual and UX design portfolio
-Willingness to engage with and solve complex UX problems
-A knack for arriving at a compelling product vision, informed by research, experience, and intuition
-Experience collaborating closely on cross-functional teams and managing designers
-Strong grasp of the design process, from scoping projects and gathering requirements to delivering on a steady cadence and performing QA
-Familiarity with current design trends and best practices
-Fluency with common design & prototyping tools
-Working knowledge of related disciplines such as branding, digital marketing, animation, video, etc.
-Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and Javascript
-Superior communication skills--whether it’s design rationale, requirements, hard news, etc., communicating clearly and continually is key here


The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $225,000. The actual salary will be determined by various factors, including the candidate’s skills and experience, the salary history of other employees (past and present) in the same role, comparable salaries where the employee will be based, and internal budget considerations. For current Small Planet employees, tenure and standing in the company will also be considered.

Application Details

In addition to your resumé and portfolio link, please include a cover email letting us know why you'd be a good fit for us here at Small Planet.

Small Planet

Small Planet makes world-class digital products for some of the world’s leading brands and organizations. From Warner Bros and FanDuel to Planned Parenthood and Voto Latino, we create meaningful user experiences that drive business success.

We’ve built a work culture that is deeply collaborative and hard-working, but also supportive and friendly. We truly respect a work-life balance, which can be a challenge (now more than ever). Small Planet also strives to support a more inclusive, safe, and diverse world. Our core values propel us to foster an inclusive work environment, support organizations that advocate for social justice and diversity, and ensure that accessibility and inclusivity are reflected in the work we create.

Small Planet is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.