- Head of Design
- Malmö, Sweden
- Starting immediately
- Full time
As our Head of Design, you will be an integral part of our team, and a shaper of our culture! You will be responsible for guiding our entire approach to the design discipline and growing our group of talented designers into an even more effective team of collaborators. From internal development to external strategy and project work, you ensure that we stay true to what we promise and stay ahead of the curve in what we offer. In addition to leading the design team, you contribute to the strategic direction our studio takes together with the rest of the leadership team and shape our position and identity as thought leaders and innovation facilitators.
Who you are
You have a background in any of the following design areas: visual design, UI design, service design, UX design, interaction design or similar. You have multiple years of experience working in commercial design projects with a variety of clients.
You have experience and a desire for leading creative teams and seeing the bigger picture between projects. You know how to make strategic decisions for teams and companies and are comfortable when things become messy and complex. You are an open and empathetic leader that can provide inspiration and guidance for others, and motivate them to push to be their best. Bonus points if you have experience building and growing design teams, and either bring design lead experience from an agency or a product company.
You are ambitious and driven by the endless possibilities that design as a discipline can provide for new and better products and services in our world. You are immensely curious and have an internal need to constantly re-define and explore what design can do for the way we live, and you are engaged in sharing your thoughts with the creative community.
What you will do
You will establish creative strategies and lead and direct work intake and the overall design project assignment process in collaboration with the creative leads and project teams. 50% of your time will be spent on collaborating in client projects and ensuring that creative teams are empowered and guided to deliver the best work possible.
You will develop our overall design team vision by defining group direction and goals, and direct, motivate, manage and lead the design team across multiple disciplines, to achieve these goals. You inspire others and remind them why they want to be designers in the first place, and provide influencing ideas to enhance department productivity and introduce innovation methodologies and practices.
You will also be mentoring and nurturing the creative team while challenging and introducing new and innovative methods of creative execution, as well as coaching and developing individual team members by cultivating people’s skills and growth.
You will collaborate closely with the rest of the leadership team by providing key concepts, strategies and brand positioning, and contribute strategically to our design business component by selecting which particular business segments are of interest to us and provide tactical and strategic direction in our client selection.
Design & Innovation Discipline
You are our ambassador for the connection between technology and design and how to merge both in order to create the most innovative concepts, by staying informed of the latest technological developments and tying them into our work through innovation processes and methodologies.
You represent Block Zero externally to potential clients, future team members and the creative community by being a thought-leader in the practice of design and innovation through active outreach, such as speaking engagements, teaching, writing articles and other ways of shaping and participating in the creative community. It is a plus if you already have an established network with other thought leaders and design professionals.
What we offer you
At Block Zero you will get to work with some of the most ambitious and trailblazing clients in the world: the ones who want to change, the ones who want to rethink how they do things and shape the future.
You will also get to collaborate in a closely-knit team, with extremely talented colleagues, and you will work seamlessly over borders with technology, design, hardware, communication, building things, user research and business models.
We have a cozy office right in the center of Malmö, and a great and open atmosphere, with music, coffee and enough space for all kinds of creative endeavours. We accommodate for remote-working and put the health of our team and social responsibility ahead of all else in these times. We are invested in your wellbeing and offer health benefits, pension and insurance packages, along with social events and a team focused culture, as well as a competitive salary.