Lead Program Manager (Freelance)
Method is a brand experience agency with offices based in San Francisco, New York and London. Our clients are best described as owners of progressive, era defining brands, and include Google, Comcast, Nordstrom, Sony, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Time Warner, Intel, and BBC. Collaboratively, we help them create products, services and businesses that are smart, beautiful and extendable. For more information visit www.method.com.
The Lead Designer is responsible for the development, and direction of creative deliverables for the projects they are assigned to. Consulting with the Creative Director, the Lead Designer will ensure that the design team and other production specialists (developers, animators, etc) are successful in: developing concepts, implementing design strategies, and producing interactive and brand-design solutions. He or she will balance creative thinking, interpersonal skills, and client expectations to successfully translate concepts into functional design deliverables.
-Acting as team lead, create, as well as direct, junior designers in the development of strategic design deliverables that elevate, differentiate, and function on-brand and on-strategy.
-Exemplify the ability to challenge yourself and the design team to create progressive, inspiring, and relevant visual design solutions.
-Ensure quality control of all creative deliverables.
-Work closely with strategists, user experience designers, and technologists – playing the role of “design advocate” for the voice of the design.
-Work closely with other leads to resolve issues and maintain the quality of Method’s creative deliverables.
-Provide design-mentorship to junior and designers by exposing them to new challenges, decisions, and meetings.
-Lead the development of internal and client facing presentations in conjunction with other team members.
-Juggle several projects simultaneously.
-Stay abreast of current design trends and technologies and continually share this knowledge.
-An exceptional portfolio showcasing innovative design solutions.
-5+ years experience in design consulting, spanning multiple industries and at least 3 of following project types: product interface design, print communications, brand & identity, web experiences and interactive web applications.
-BFA in Graphic Design or equivalent experience
-A deep understanding of type use, development, and classification
-A strong understanding of grid systems, composition, and color, with a keen eye for typography, and meticulous attention to detail.
-A passion for clean, functional and outstanding design.
-Effective communication skills (both in conversation and in writing), especially focused on running work-sessions and presenting and defending design decisions.
-Proven ability to articulate design concepts effectively to both internal and external audiences.
-Highly competent with Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects, and 3D design software is a plus.
-Ability to work with technology experts to uncover and understand technology requirements and capabilities as they relate to design deliverables.
-A design knowledge of HTML, DHTML and CSS