Design Director / Product Lead

New York City
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Gerald Garrison

Job Description:

We're looking for a Design Director / Product Lead for our financial services client.  Looking for someone who has a passion for simplicity and product design which truly makes a difference in people's lives. They are beacons of quality in the department and play a critical role in our digital transformation, overseeing major initiatives from a strategic and design quality perspective. 

A Design Director / Product Lead marks the transition from pure execution to strategic thinking and is a ramp into leadership within the design department. Design Leads not only push the quality of work across the discipline but also partner with other discipline leads, product and engineering to bring the work to life. 

They play an active role in defining our vision and the future of our products. They should be incredibly passionate about the work we are doing and always striving to push our vision forward. 


-Lead multiple initiatives from a strategic and design quality perspective and oversee the visual designers working across all. 

-Strong collaboration with all disciplines of design, product and engineering to bring the work to life. 

-Manage 1-3 designers and be able to tailor advice and feedback to each person both in terms of the work but also career development goals. 

-Lead by example. Be a beacon of design excellence in the department 

-Be an advocate for design and create strategic deliverables which demonstrate the value of your work 

Things we value: 

-Curious minds and an appetite for learning 

-Passion for the craft 

-A strong point of view with a healthy dose of humility 

-A collaborative mindset, thick skin and a great sense of humor 

-Willingness to take risks and fail (and fail again. And again) 

-Proficiency in a variety of design and prototyping tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Principle and InVision) 

-A belief in our vision 


-6+ years of digital product experience (digital agency experience is a plus) 

-Experience working across major digital initiatives and overseeing a small to mid-size team of designers. 

-Significant knowledge of the fundamentals: graphic design, user experience design, user-centered design, and how products are put together 

-Self-starter who is user-focused, detail and solutions oriented 

-Link to work or an online portfolio with a heavy focus on digital product design is a must

Client Description:

Why do you want to work through AQUENT?

 - AQUENT offers an amazing benefits package. For every hour you work – we'll subsidize a good portion of your medical, vision and dental premium.

 - A team of agents that are invested in your career. We offer resume and portfolio review, interview prep and access to online training.  

 - We offer the only referral program that continues to give back.  Earn a cash bonus for every hour your referral works for up to 6 months.


Working with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things, including:

Subsidized health and dental benefits

Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program

Direct deposit for your weekly paycheck

Access to free online courses via AQUENT’s Gymnasium and Lynda.com to develop your skills

We reward for referrals! Who do you know? http://aquent.us/rewards/


Please apply to this posting for more information and qualified candidates will be contacted immediately regarding next steps. In order to be considered, we will need to collect the following information prior to officially sending in your application: 

  • Day & Month of Applicants Birthday (DDMM)
  • Last 4 Digits of Applicants Social Security Number