Executive Design Director

O3 World is seeking an Executive Design Director to join our growing team. You will work closely with our Chief Experience Officer (CXO) and production teams to solve real world problems for our clients. You’ll have a seat at the table, playing a strategic role with our clients and influencing the direction of our growing organization.

If you’re a big picture thinker who loves pushing the boundaries of design & technology, and wants to make a direct impact on a variety of interesting digital products, we’ll get along great. Our dream hire is someone who never accepts the status quo and is not afraid to stand up and say, “I have a better way to do this.”

  • Translate business strategy into elegant design vision for client work; collaborate with and present to clients in a confident, comfortable, and professional manner
  • Actively participate in business development efforts with both new and existing clients
  • Build and present impactful presentations to pitch existing clients and new business opportunities
  • Lead and mentor UX/UI designers at O3; develop career paths and foster growth for each person on the team
  • Oversee the production of air-tight sitemaps, app flows, wireframes, and/or visual design deliverables on projects
  • Partner and work closely with our UX Strategists as they conduct and analyze user research and customer insight
  • A design leader with 10+ years of experience, at least some of which has been in an agency environment
  • A caring manager with at least 5+ years of experience leading a team of designers
  • Confident and empathetic communicator able to present deliverables in a clear & effective manner
  • A constant innovator, always looking to build and implement new techniques and improve processes across the team
  • A collaborative problem-solver with a positive & patient approach to teamwork
  • A strategic thinker who strives to achieve business objectives within the confines of budgets, timelines, deadlines, and external constraints
  • An active participant in the design community who will be an evangelist for O3 and the work we’re doing
  • 10+ years in design and UX in agency and/or product companies with recent experience leading design strategy and growing teams
  • Process Knowledge - Proven experience with iterative design and creative processes for both application / product and website design
  • UX Design - Proven ability to think critically and solve business problems in new and creative ways using information architecture, wireframing, usability best practices, and prototyping
  • UI Design - Proven experience creating industry leading visual design by utilizing style guides, UI kits, and screen comps for websites, mobile applications, and interactive products
  • Communication & Collaboration - Proven experience working successfully within a team or collaborative environment on challenging projects and presenting solutions effectively
  • Pitching Work - You’ll be an active part of our business development process, so you must be comfortable selling a creative vision to clients & internally
  • Content Strategy - Experience planning the long term approach to content for digital properties, crafting voice & tone, and determining content structure & usage
  • Development Familiarity - Be aware of emerging technologies and have a basic understanding of how designs are implemented and integrated into digital products
  • New & Emerging Technologies - Familiarity with emerging technologies like AI, AR, VR, IoT, and Voice is a huge plus

Amazing office space in Fishtown, flex vacation time, paid trips to national and regional industry events and conferences, paid training, speaking opportunities, summer hours, company happy hours, casual office dress code, monthly one-to-one employee growth meetings, lunch and learns, sponsored networking events, employee referral program, company holidays and half-days, quiet rooms, annual holiday party, peer-to-peer recognition, annual non-profit participation, neighborhood outreach events, your own personal theme music, and more. Medical coverage including vision, dental coverage, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance plan, 401k with company match


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.

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