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Design Director, Inspiring Leader

Seattle, WA, USA | Artefact

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Design / Graphic Design
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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As a Design Director at Artefact, you should be experienced at confidently shepherding and educating internal teams and clients on the value of design and be passionate about how emerging technology and trends can be used to elevate an experience. Although you are supported by executive leaders, you are often the main point person for our clients & design programs and are responsible for setting and managing timelines, resources, milestones and the overall quality of the idea and execution.

We want to work with people that seek to understand why things are the way they are, and who have the vision to see the potential around what they could be. Designing beautiful, intuitive products and experiences are only part of the role. We are looking for people that consider themselves to be educators, servant leaders and industry guides; smart and detailed thinkers that enjoy navigating complex subject matter, and leading people in bold and illuminating ways towards the right pathways forward. If you love dissecting the components and opportunities around product, system and service spaces and improving the interaction between them, in relation to business, people and society, then we’d love to connect.

Make an Impact:

Lead, mentor, and inspire teams of product designers, researchers and technologists

Give direction and feedback to teams and help them produce their best work

Be a leader for creating and sustaining healthy design culture throughout the studio

Lead and collaborate on multi-disciplinary teams to define conceptual directions, user interaction and workflow models

Establish new design systems or work within existing ones

Work with user researchers to turn observational and other data into creative solutions

Find ways to make complex information and interaction as simple as possible

Actively participate and get into the design details as needed


10+ years’ experience working with cross-functional product teams (design, research, product, engineering)

A human-centered approach to designing product, service and system solutions

A value system that they would describe as: Inclusive, Trustworthy, Optimistic, Bold and respectful of their own and others Agency

A compelling portfolio of case studies that demonstrates strategic, conceptual and production expertise either leading teams or as a practitioner 

Humble and direct communicator and storyteller that can speak to the value of our design process and inspires others to do their best work

Customer focused, self-managing problem solver, accountable and able to thrive in autonomous environments

Creative and flexible under changing settings, courage to be heard, sense of humor, passionate about design and technology, life-long learner

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