Web Design Studio Manager
Summary of Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Web Design Studio Manager to join our Directory Marketing team based at our Head Office in Leicestershire. Reporting into the Sales and Content Manager the successful applicant will have three direct reports and will be responsible for designing innovative concepts for all new web initiatives as well as managing a team that provides designs that will represent and enhance the Next brand across our family of websites.
Interpreting design briefs to create original concepts demonstrating commercialism in line with the Next brand.
Presenting the teams designs and ideas to all levels within Next.
Managing the design team and encourage new and original creative concepts for the website, emails, banners, landing pages and minisites for our new and existing customers.
Continually improving the design of the site to ensure Next on-line exceeds customer expectations.
Liaising with suppliers and monitoring quality and creativity of work submitted.
Proactively supervise the design team researching new ways of expanding their skill set, creating effective workflows, giving guidance / mentoring and conducting regular reviews.
Problem solving from a design perspective.
Injecting new ideas and creativity into the team and developing ideas raised by others.
Previous experience within a commercial fashion environment with a strong fashion / graphic design portfolio.
Fashion design experience with an eye for commercial and exciting new trend driven graphics/ concepts.
A good understanding of colour and how this applies to design.
A high level design skills set (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator).
A good understanding of typography.
Project Management experience from conception to completion.
Experience of managing and developing a team.
The ability to be able to resolve creative problems using initiative and previous experience.
Highly motivated and resilient under pressure displaying a calm and rational approach.
Applicants may have experience in the following roles:
Online Project Manager - Web Design; Online Brand Manager; Online Design Manager; Concept Design Manager