ustwo studio is hiring a

Design Director

ustwo Nordics is looking for a new Design Director to join our amazing Malmö studio!

Besides your day-to-day responsibilities of managing a team of 20+ designers, you’ll be contributing to both the studio and design team strategic direction.


You'll encourage and ensure world-class design execution by facilitating collaboration between designers, disciplines, and teams. Setting the benchmark for quality and best practices, you’ll help steer designers to execute in a fast-moving, global environment. You will also be an ambassador for the ustwo principles both internally and externally and - naturally - have big care for the wellbeing of the ustwobies in the design team in general.

Requirements

  • Highly passionate. You care deeply about fostering design in a user-centered and interdisciplinary client service environment. You have an understanding of the digital product and service landscape and take an active interest in new technologies.
  • Collaborative. You believe in the power of teams and understand the importance of facilitation, involvement, and transparency. You are self-drive but you will foster a tight-knit team where sharing knowledge and experience is second nature in order to grow together.
  • An excellent communicator and story-teller. Whether it’s about people, design or product, you bring a positive energy into any conversation and are able to get those around you excited around a shared purpose. You have a high-level ability to develop, articulate and explain ideas so that others (including clients) comprehend them, love them and buy into them.
  • A caring, empathetic, humble mentor and coach. You care about developing your team, helping them overcome challenges, and helping nurture the future leaders of our team
  • Commercially savvy. You understand how to achieve commercial objectives without undermining the quality of our work. Ideally, you understand our competitive landscape and know how to keep us differentiated in our offering. You identify opportunities and see the potential in any project or client engagement.
  • A changemaker. You enjoy change, problem-solving, and thrive in fast-paced, sometimes chaotic, environments. You’re passionate about learning and experimenting and “Afraid to fail" is not in your vocabulary.


If this sounds exciting, you've got what it takes to be an ustwobie! Keep reading...


  • 5+ years experience in a senior design leadership role leading teams
  • Have had some experience with design in an agency context (resourcing, working models etc.)
  • A solid foundation in design craft and design thinking
  • Experience in design ownership/leadership across multiple teams and projects
  • Interest and participation in professional industry groups, conferences, speaking engagements, publications or teaching
  • Experience with sales and growing business with existing clients
  • The ability to nurture talent, facilitate career growth and personal development
  • A good sense of humour!

Benefits

At ustwo Nordics, our dedicated team of designers, developers and delivery coaches partner with some of the top brands in the world, and day in and day out, we strive to create experiences that make a meaningful difference, both for our clients and their customers. We’re pushing the status quo when it comes to innovative digital products, and now we need your help to bring our team to the next level.

ustwo is committed to make a measurable positive impact on people’s everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe diverse teams help us make better products. We hire for cultural growth and welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. We offer a competitive package, amazing family policies and flexible working days.

Preferred starting date - as soon as possible. We will have an ongoing review of applications.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

We are able to sponsor visas for exceptional international applicants


ustwo is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We believe diverse teams help us make better products and actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development.

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