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Design Director

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Our client in Brighton, MA is looking for a Design Director (temp to perm)! This is onsite in Brighton, MA and starts as soon as they find the perfect candidate.

They are looking for a Design Director to lead the Digital design team in support of web and application design for their audience, children’s and educational multi-platform initiatives. The Design Director will own responsibility for visual design and user experience across our initiatives, leading and mentoring a team of designers. Ideal candidates must have demonstrated accomplishments in creative leadership and experience designing for multiple platforms including web, TV and mobile. This is an opportunity to work alongside a talented team of creative professionals dedicated to inspiring the Foundation through our vision.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Product and Operations, the Design Director will be responsible for managing a team of interactive and web designers.

The Design Director will oversee their team of 10 digital creatives. He/she will have 3 direct reports. The team consists of some junior/associate design level folks all the way up to senior/manager level folks. (Digital illustrators, web designers, game and app designers).

The chief goal for the Design Director is to take a look at the team as a whole and their skill sets, do an assessment and needs analysis, look at what they have now, what do they need as a group, and think about projects over the next 5 years (apps, games, HTML5) and make sure they’re properly positioned.

This person will also be responsible for helping to raise external awareness about their programs - not only just their websites, but their games and apps for kids.

The ideal candidate will have:
- 10 solid years experience building and designing things on the web
- Previous director level experience
- Interest / background in non-profit, education, or mission based work is a big plus

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