Fjord Dublin

Visual Design Lead – Dublin

VISUAL DESIGN LEAD

The Dock, Dublin 2

 

Fjord has joined forces with The Dock. This is the new home for experimentation, co-creation and experiential design, and an exciting opportunity to put design doing at the heart of innovation.

 

Who are we?

We are a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, where designers, doctors, visionaries and makers are doing things that matter for people, places and robots. Located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands in a connected, state-of-the-art workspace designed for creativity, collaboration and fun.

 

Who are you?

You are a kick-ass Visual Design Lead ready to join a fast-paced, growing innovation centre. You will operate across all stages of the innovation spectrum, with a remit to build the future in real-time. You will thrive in an open and interactive working environment, which facilitates collaboration with colleagues, clients and ecosystem partners. Our experimentation culture, combined with a disruptive brief, will ensure that together we will make it count.

 

 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Own the Centre’s craft output, ensuring each deliverable is of the highest quality.
  • Partner with Group Service Design Director & HR to identify new talent and take an active and lead role in the hiring process.
  • Take a day-to-day management role of the designers assigned as direct reports.
  • Regularly support client projects as the senior craft designer on the project team.
  • Mentor all design team members and encourage their growth and creative development.
  • Own and facilitate guild meetings that identify design techniques, inspiration and new technologies relevant to our work.
  • With support from the Program Management team, conduct interim project reviews before significant project milestones to ensure quality of output
  • Provide support to business development and Program Management in scoping new projects- including articulating the approach, deliverables, timeline and team requirements.
  • Provide feedback on design team to their line managers for mid-year and year end reviews, including opportunities for their creative development and improvement of technical capabilities.
  • Facilitate and contribute to the creation, adoption and improvement of design ‘patterns’ and guidelines and their consistent deployment across various projects.
  • Manage and maintain team motivation and morale.
  • Engage with and direct freelancers, interns or visiting enlisted to support the project team, as and when required.
  • Identify and resolve or escalate issues and conflicts within the project team.

 

Other Requirements;

  • Seek out opportunities for self-development.
  • Effectively manage administration such as time reporting, expense submission etc.
  • Engage with and work within changing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Develop and maintain open honest and trusting relationships.
  • Continually strive to exceed client expectations.
  • Communicate in a clear, consistent and transparent manner.
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment & materials provided.

 

Your Skills And Qualifications

  • At least 6+ years relevant industry experience.
  • In possession of a relevant degree or professional qualification(s).
  • Proficient in and/or knowledge of relevant software packages i.e. Photoshop and Illustrator, In Design, 3D graphics packages, and motion graphics software such as After Effects.
  • Experience creating visual design guidelines and documentation, design language systems and motion studies.
  • Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise (information visualization) and iconography are an advantage.
  • Able to present concepts and justify design decisions.
  • Able to multi-task and perform well under pressure.
  • Demonstrable attention to detail.

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