Focusing on creative excellence and inspirational direction across a broad portfolio of projects within the Studio, this role will have the capability to work both autonomously as the creative lead, and also work closely with the Creative Directors. They will lead, nurture and inspire a team of designers, having the ability to excite our clients through articulate, passionate, compelling and succinct delivery of creative solutions.

Design Directors are accountable for ensuring the success and calibre of creative work produced by the studio across their projects. Working in partnership with the Strategic team to shape a captivating point of view and help define a compelling creative ‘white space’, utilising own experience and passion to cause intelligent, through-provoking and innovative creative solutions across a portfolio of projects. 

This role requires being able to think holistically about the creative solutions, not just the visual outcome, and have strong communicative skills in portraying this thought process to the rest of the team. Demonstrate strong commercial acumen within the Design Landscape and process to help shape Made Thought’s future, and client base. 

This role is responsible for the pastoral care and development of the team, including growth reviews and regular feedback, ensuring a clear development path and assisting them achieving their full potential, acting as an inspirational lead to the design team and leading through your own work and attitude by example. Be passionate about growing the team and discovering new and exciting talent that could be brought to Made Thought, always being conscious of the high level of creativity expected from our creatives.


Email your portfolio (please try to keep to 10MB max) and CV to with Design Director in the title