Director of Design

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Director of Design for our Philadelphia, PA office to make the team even stronger.

EPAM partners with the world’s leading companies to imagine, design and engineer software and customer experiences that transform businesses. As a senior leader within EPAM’s Experience Design practice, the Director of Design plays a key role in helping to shape and define the design solutions that we bring to our clients. He or she takes responsibility for design team management, including career pathing and growth. This individual will also be regularly called upon to support our sales efforts, helping to articulate our holistic Experience Design value proposition, as well as speak with authority about visual design. The right candidate is collaborative, experienced, professional, and highly motivated to inspire greatness in others.

Responsibilities

  • Steer approach, overall timelines, and deliverables for projects;
  • Serve as a strong partner to other Experience Design leads (UX, Content Strategy, Analytics and Development) as well as to Client Services and Project Management leads;
  • Foster and promote a team culture of innovation and collaboration;
  • Drive the design process, and how it fits into an experience design approach that includes content strategy, user experience and development;
  • Estimate projects and contribute to scopes of work and other pre-sales documents;
  • Motivate, lead, and advocate for a well-seasoned and hungry design department.

Requirements

  • Has an innovative and contemporary design approach with a strong portfolio that reflects a depth and breadth of experience;
  • Supportive mentor who provides strategic oversight, encouragement and counsel;
  • Experience with service design initiatives and the ability to articulate their value and key activities to clients;
  • Natural collaborator who seeks opportunities to include other team members;
  • Strong communication skills and experience designing and facilitating client workshops and engaging client stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated thought-leader, compelling storyteller, and strong conceptual thinker;
  • Experience with global clients, products, or services;
  • Naturally solution-oriented and able to quickly adapt and offer ideas as project needs;
  • BFA/BA/BS in Design, Interactive Media, Art or related field (or other formal training);
  • 12+ years of professional studio/agency experience (interactive agency experience is a must);
  • 6+ years of experience leading a creative team;
  • Working knowledge of tools of the trade.

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