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Jones Knowles Ritchie

Design Director

Location: Shanghai
Posted: 7 months ago
Views: 171

Company Description

We're an award-winning global design agency who believe in the power of design to help brands grow. By amplifying and celebrating what makes brands unique, we help them get noticed and chosen. We work for some of the most famous brands in the world out of our studios in London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai. We are 29 years young and proudly independent.

We believe that great design helps brands grow by abandoning the generic and relentlessly pursuing the unmistakable. We work for some of the most famous brands in the world out of our studios in Shanghai, London, Singapore and New York. We are 29 years young and proudly independent.

Job Description

Our Shanghai studio is growing with new projects, clients and into new categories. The Design Director role is one of leadership. You will be leading a team of talented designers and creating direction for a number of world famous and local brands. Having already established yourself as a great designer, your role is now one of leading a team to produce outstanding, charismatic designs. You will partner with Account Directors and Strategy to build powerful client relationships that create an environment for great design to thrive.


  • Develop a partnership mentality with clients to build trust and long term relationships
  • Inspire confidence through design knowledge, expertise and relevant provocation to clients, in line with the brand
  • Lead the team through evaluating and editing creative work
  • Responsibility for the creative direction of a number of brands
  • Encourage collaborative ways of working and cross department communication
  • Lead the allocation of appropriate resource within the team
  • Identify development areas and skills gaps for the team and support them with training and coaching
  • Identify creative opportunities for business growth


Experience in a top branding, design or creative business

Ability to execute brand ideas across multiple touch points

Confidence in leading a team of designers

Experience of working with large scale clients and FMCG would be beneficial

Confident communication skills in presentations, conversations with senior clients and internal teams

Fluency in Mandarin and English