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Design Director – FMCG


Type: Full Time

Advertised from: 2018-05-10

Reference Number: 28626

Creative Director Design

Note that this could be a 4-day week role. We are looking for someone to lead the strategic creative direction of projects, who can act as mentor and coach to more junior colleagues and who has an impressive ideas portfolio.

We’re working across some fabulous brands at Elmwood Leeds and we’re looking for a new Design Director with big ideas to join the team.

We’re always looking for new ways to help clients activate and amplify their brand’s iconicity across new canvases. Our recent acquisition of Framework Creative means we have enriched our service offering to include the application of immersive simulation technologies to enhance brand experience. This is part of a bigger plan to enhance Elmwood’s offering and to this end Elmwood Leeds are looking for a new Design Director with big ideas to join the team.

You’ll lead the strategic creative direction of projects, working on both challenger brands and global household names. Our Design Directors are multidimensional in nature, knowing how big ideas relate to brand experience and who can drive ideas and points of view that build great brands.

On a day-to-day basis you’ll be working across FMCG clients on a range of branding and packaging projects, and as we move toward the ‘Internet of Things’, you’ll develop and realise brand experience ideas. It’s really important that our senior creatives can coach and mentor their more junior colleagues, and take pride in this very important role.

We’re an independent agency which means our work and our culture is paramount to what makes Elmwood Elmwood. So if you aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves, have an enviable portfolio containing ideas-led work that makes us sit up and take notice, and can tell a compelling story please get in touch.

Whilst we are advertising our role as a full-time position, we would welcome applications from candidates who may be looking to work on a part-time basis (of no less than 4 days per week).

As well as a competitive package including fully funded private medical cover for you and your family, 26 days holiday, life assurance, sick pay and a Company contributed pension scheme, we offer amazing Learning and Development opportunities wherever you are in your career.

To apply, send your CV and portfolio to, titling your email ‘job title – location – Your Name’

We love to hear a good story so please make sure we can see the journey in your work and/or preferably a couple of case studies.

When applying via email if your portfolio is over 10mb please send as a WeTransfer file or provide us with a link to your website.

Not surprisingly, we get a huge number of applications, and while we do our best to reply to everyone it can sometimes take time. So our policy is simple: if your application is so jaw-droppingly brilliant that it makes our socks go up and down in excitement, then we’ll be in touch.

We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. In fact, we believe that recruiting and developing a diverse workforce is essential to our success. So, we welcome applications from people whatever their age, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief, trans-gender status, sex or marital status.

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