Design Director

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Reporting to: Creative Director

Experience: 7+ years

Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30-1800

Rufus Leonard - About us

We were born of a fascination with people-led service organisations and a frustration that they often fail to achieve their full potential. Our founders, Neil and Darrel, started Rufus Leonard to have long-term partnerships enabling our clients to become and remain outstanding in their categories.

Rufus Leonard is an independent agency that builds category-defining service brands through design & technology. We act as the catalyst for service brands with the desire to be foremost, standard-setting, and first choice. With over 30 years of experience, we help brands like Lloyds Banking Group, The Student Hotel, The Gym Group, WWF, and British Gas. We pride ourselves on our mission to deliver meaningful impact to people.

Rufus Leonard is for everyone. We believe an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. Rufus Leonard is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. We want to create a supportive and inclusive environment where our employees can reach their full potential. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding is fostered and the diversity of people’s backgrounds and circumstances will be positively valued.

We are Lionhearted. We are Down to Earth. We are Hungry. Together we are Rufus.

For more information, visit us at or follow @RufusLeonard on social channels

You and your role

Rufus is looking for a motivated Digital Design Director to join our Brand experience team.

As a passionate creative thinker, you’ll be supporting and working closely with clients, Creative Director and the wider experience team to bring together brand strategy, business goals and user insight, to deliver beautifully crafted, category defining, brand experiences.

Our work is diverse in sector and nature and so we are looking for someone who is comfortable and excited at working across channels, someone who takes an integrated ecosystem view of brand experience. You will be working principally across, Digital service design, Digital product design and Digital communications, designing innovative solutions for Mobile, Web and Desktop Applications for customers and employees.

As Design director you will work closely with a Creative director, generating product vision ideas and be responsible for developing the vision into a deliverable solution through Experience visualisation inc; Customer journeys, Prototyping, UI design, Motion & Animation, Content design and UI build guides.

You are part of a team

We take an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to our projects therefore you will be supported by peers in Research, Strategy, UX, Content and Technology in the design and development of digital solutions. Working closely with our client’s team in a co creation dynamic, either in our studio, client side or remotely.

Your key skills

As a creative leader you will be a skilled storyteller and presenter, able to communicate your concept and take the team and client with you on the journey.

You will be hands on in approach to setting the creative direction through a range of techniques, including: Workshops, Journey mapping, Prototyping, Visual and Verbal positioning and design. But you will also be equally skilled at delegating and inspiring your team to deliver the solution.

Want to know more?

If this sounds like you and your excited at the prospect of brining your experience and vision to our client’s and Rufus, then please get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss the role in more detail.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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