Design Director - New York or Los Angeles

New York, New York   |   Full Time

RoAndCo is a multi-disciplinary design studio devoted to holistic branding that serves a range of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle clients to create beautiful, meaningful and responsible brands. Led by award-winning Creative Director Roanne Adams, RoAndCo offers design, image and branding capabilities across a variety of mediums, from digital to moving image. By thoughtfully distilling a client’s inspirations, ideas, and motivations, RoAndCo generates fresh, sincere, compelling brand messages that engage and resonate.


RoAndCo is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. RoAndCo believes that diversity and inclusion among our organization is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


RoAndCo is looking for an experienced and exemplary Design Director to join the team.  



  • Produce the best-quality deliverables possible that meets our client needs. They will create, from initial concept to production, elegant branding experiences through graphic design, photo art direction, interactive design, print collateral design, experiential design etc. for both our clients and the studio.

  • Participate and lead projects in brainstorming sessions, to generate strong ideas and concepts from storyboard and sketch stage to final execution for print and digital media.

  • Actively research and be aware of art and photography, design trends, branding, and interactive technologies and be able to speak about it with the team, clients and vendors

  • Report directly to the Creative Director & Associate Creative Director, must work closely with Project Managers and Account Directors to ensure client engagements proceed in a timely, budget sensitive manner.

  • Work with the Creative Directors to oversee and manage projects and the design team

  • Managing projects from start to finish through: researching, concepting, developing, designing, coordinating and overseeing the entire creative process.

  • Working with the Design Team & Reporting to Creative Directors will receive briefs for each project from the Project Manager/Account Director and/or Creative Director. It is the Design Director’s responsibility to ask questions at the beginning of the project to develop an understanding of the design needs and scope.

  • Responsible for leading the concept and development of projects which will be presented to the Creative Directors and Account Team.

  • Work and mentor the team until work is in a polished and in a presentable state

  • Mentor and manage team from intern to senior level designers

  • Must proactively determine and foresee issues in relation to any of the above areas and relay them to the Creative Directors and internal team

  • Take responsibility for problems that may arise throughout the design process

  • Must meet all deadlines; if a deadline appears to have the risk of not being met on time, it is the Design Director’s responsibility to notify Account Director or Project Manager

  • May be called upon to art direct content be it photography, video, interactive experiences, environments, illustration, design and more

  • May be called upon to art direct photoshoots on set, oversee pre-production, day on set, post production retouching, video editing or any other relevant medium

  • May be called upon to oversee print production 

  • Strong understanding of digital design and  e-commerce design. Ability to see a digital project through from creative discovery to developer handoff. Experience with Sketch, Figma and interactive prototyping.

  • Create moodboards and write rationale to present to client

  • Client creative management and presentation skills



Personal Attributes

  • Strong point of view. You will challenge and push our design aesthetic: bring new ideas and strategic thinking to build thoughtful design systems that balance client needs and forward thinking.

  • Know, love, and have strong opinions about the creative world at large: Art, Fashion, Photography, Typography, Digital Experiences and Branding

  • Aware and curious about the world of design and the internet. You constantly seek what’s new and are well versed at what is happening in technology, fashion, social media, and beyond. You have strong conceptual and written skills. You are able to dream up an idea and effectively articulate it in both written and visual formats. You think equal parts creatively and strategically

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills. They will be client facing, you can create and speak to our work and ask the right questions

  • Experience leading a creative team of 5+ designers


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