Design Director

  • New York City


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in industrial design, design strategy, design management or the equivalent
  • 7-10 years of professional experience in a design or strategy consultancy; experience in healthcare design is a plus
  • 5+ years of program leadership experience
  • Impeccable history of managing and directing interdisciplinary teams on complex multi-location programs
  • Ability to coordinate deliverables, schedules, resources and teams
  • Deep understanding of product design and processes, brand strategy and digital development
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship-building and negotiation skills

Who You'll Work With

You will be a part of Veryday based in our New York office.

Veryday is one of the world’s top-ranking design consultancies, with an impressive track record that’s helped build successful businesses since 1969. We are strongly committed to people-driven innovation that enhances quality of life and makes every day a Veryday. 

Based on deep people insights, our team of 80+ design specialists creates innovative products and service solutions in the physical and digital worlds. Our interdisciplinary teams work across product design, interaction and UX design, service design and visual design, and numerous business areas.  Veryday has offices in Stockholm, New York and Dubai, and is represented in London and Shanghai.


What You'll Do

You’ll participate in ever-changing projects for our clients worldwide – in industries that range from healthcare and education to finance and consumer electronics.


You will strive to be an inspirational leader and will have exceptional knowledge in human-centered and digital design processes. You’ll join a passionate group of individuals that work together to bring an engaged perspective to our three main disciplines: people insight, design impact and business innovation.  


You’ll be the visionary product owner that interfaces with clients, designers and development teams. You’ll bring a depth practical expertise in service design and user experience to guide creative and strategic direction on new products in both the physical and digital space. In this leadership role, you’ll set methodologies and align client needs with teams curated around envisioned solutions. From inception to completion of each program, you’ll manage internal teams and ensure that timelines and budgets remain on target. You’ll foster an energetic and supportive atmosphere that raises the bar for all individuals under your direction, and you will be instrumental in furthering business development and overall organizational goals.


You will head programs in accordance with relevant internal standard operating procedures.  You will coordinate project resources and communicate goals, deliverables, schedules and details of value to project members.


You will collaboratively define program scope and deliverables while ensuring that teams deliver accurate and qualitative solutions according to design briefs and specifications. You will ensure that teams are aware of, and consider, sustainable solutions in cooperation with our clients. As a leader, you will strive to motivate and engage each individual and team. 


Additionally, you will partner with clients to better understand their goals and metrics of success. You will serve as key client contact throughout programs to ensure client needs are being met.


You'll collaborate with the business development team to manage and extend client relationships and create new business which will include planning and quoting new projects. You will share your knowledge and best practices to educate both internally and externally. 

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