Design Director, Brand ID, Kansas City, Kansas

Agency VMLY&R
Created 05/26/2021
Reference 4420
Category Creative
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Kansas
City Kansas City

Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking - harnessing creativity, technology and culture - to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people's lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

VMLY&R is looking for an experienced Design Director of Brand Identity to help lead multidisciplinary teams. They help set the brand identity vision for our clients and guide work from its conceptual ideation through full implementation and ongoing brand identity management. They will use art direction, visual design, and visual identity and branding strategy to solve problems ranging from logo development to establishing comprehensive brand identity systems.

They also play strong leadership roles, leading teams through projects and regularly presenting work to clients.

  • Sets design vision for projects, briefs and inputs into the direction the brand ID practice
  • Presents work to clients and agency leadership with confidence
  • Manages, designs and crafts identity projects of all kinds, from logos to brands to visual languages and full brand identity systems
  • Leads projects through breakthrough conceptual generation and flawless delivery
  • Leads teams at a project level, guiding the work of juniors, and communicating clearly to peers
  • Highly engaged member of pitch efforts
  • Establishes client relationships and manages multiple projects
  • Identifies trends and pushes towards industry leading solutions

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Experience
  • Team leadership
  • Brand identity design and visual language systems
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong presentation skills and experience
  • Strong understanding of marketing, advertising, and technology
  • Mastery of design software and associated workflows
  • 8+ years with design firm, agency, or equivalent
  • Bachelor's in Design or equivalent work experience preferred

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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