We are currently seeking an experienced Design Director to join our growing team. You will work closely with our Chief Experience Officer (CXO) and project teams to drive the vision for client work and help to define the design philosophy at O3.
We are looking for an individual driven to create world class experiences; someone who lives and breathes design and dreams about its role and impact on great products. We want big picture thinkers who can translate strategy into elegant visual design systems that solve real world problems. We seek an energetic soul who wants to lead a team of talented designers and gets a thrill out of seeing them flourish. We want someone who is comfortable selling a vision to our clients and is always looking to push the boundaries of design.
An ideal candidate is someone who is currently in a Director or Senior role and who has been managing a team of two or more designers for at least a couple of years. We need someone who is familiar with the agency world, and who has been lead creative, design, or UX director on large scale projects and has the portfolio to prove it. Background in product development and UX best practices is essential.
You will be provided guidance and support by our CXO and will lead a team of UX/UI designers who you will mentor and develop. You will partner with our UX strategy and development teams to ensure that the creative vision for the work is backed by sound user insight and technical standards. You will interface directly with clients and be responsible for all design deliverables for projects in your purview.
O3 World specializes in digital product design and development, from conceptualization through implementation and support. We work with businesses as their strategic partner to provide long-term digital solutions through web, mobile, e-commerce and application development.
With offices in Fishtown, Philadelphia, we’ve emphasized a balanced approach to design, innovative technological solutions and an award-winning agency culture. This is the heart of one of the most vibrant and active areas within the city. You’ll have easy access to public transportation, a variety of delicious local eateries and coffee shops, entertainment venues like Johnny Brenda’s and The Fillmore, as well as fitness centers. Regardless of what your interests and curiosities might be, there is always something new and exciting to explore.
We’re continually looking to explore new horizons in the fields of user experience, design, and technology, we have a unique program called O3 Labs. Here, we embrace future thinking through experiences and experimentation with emerging technologies. All staff members are invited to collaborate internally to devise labs concepts that attempt to solve real experiences and business problems. You’ll have the opportunity to present a concept and, if chosen, company time, employees, and resources are dedicated to making your idea become a reality. O3 theme music is one example of several other successfully launched labs projects from O3 World. See it in action.
We’re proud to be the founder and host of Forge Conference, Philadelphia’s premier user experience and product design conference since 2014. Once a year we invite a national roster of experts in the field of user experience to share their wisdom, ideas, processes, and inspiring stories to people like you. Each employee at O3 World has the opportunity to join the Forge planning committee and contribute your thoughts and ideas to a conference that is quickly gaining prominence as an industry leading event. Learn more about Forge.
Finally, we’re firm believers in a balanced environment, where positivity, hard work and happy hours coexist. At O3, we strive to recruit and retain a diverse team that help us perform better, attract top talent and make smarter decisions. While much of our time is spent at our desks, at whiteboards, or in meetings, we’ve created a culture that makes the outside world an integral part of our daily working routines. The challenging, progressive work we do keeps us energized and exhilarated, while our culture and people keep us grounded, put things in perspective and make us better at what we do. Most of all, it makes us a team.
Please submit your resume and cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for this role and our team. Links to your LinkedIn, Twitter accounts, or anything else you feel will help us get to know you better are also appreciated.
O3 is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We look forward to meeting with you.