Design Director


£competitive + benefits

Ref: SM1129

A great opportunity has arisen for a talented Design Director to join one of the UKs top creative agencies based in Bristol.

You’ll take the creative lead on projects, ensuring that the creative work fully meets the brief and delights the client.

Experience wise, you will have held a creative management role in an agency or similar and be passionate about creativity and design.

You’ll have a proven ability to grow client relationships together with experience in both Corporate and FMCG branding and packaging.

Great communication skills are crucial, as you’ll need to be able to convey and sell your ideas in a clear concise manner. You’ll be comfortable talking about brands and be able to write clear concept rationales.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in producing commercially effective and stunning creative work that improves clients’ businesses by growing their brands and/or services.
  • Helping to ensure that the client brief is answered on budget and on time.
  • Playing an active role within the studio and helping with progression of creativity, infrastructure, people mentoring and morale.
  • Helping to run an inspiring, well-structured and highly motivated creative studio.
  • Furthering the development of the company’s creative and technological capabilities.
  • Acting as line-manager and mentoring the creative team helping them to manage their projects, overseeing their workflow and ensuring that they are constantly pushing their creative abilities to generate the best creative output.
  • End to end management of your projects – and presenting them in a professional, compelling and persuasive way.


  • Competitive salary & annual pay reviews
  • Annual bonus scheme (after completion of 12 months service)
  • 23 days holiday (which rises with length of service), plus all Bank Holidays
  • Your birthday off (Friday or Monday if it falls on a weekend)
  • Christmas shut down period (without any deduction from your holiday entitlement)
  • 30pm finish on Fridays (workload depending) plus free booze & soft drinks
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Life Assurance (after completion of 3-month probation)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay & childcare vouchers
  • Breakfast on us – plus free fruit, tea, coffee and cordials throughout the day
  • Regular inspiration & team events
  • Cycle to work scheme & free eye tests plus a contribution towards the cost of glasses/lensesTo apply for this job please drop me a line, quoting Ref: SM1129, together with your CV  to: