Design Director – Ottawa, Canada | Permanent

Ready to take on the role of leading a small but nimble and powerful design team? 

Our client, a highly reputable digital agency within Ottawa's fast-growing eCommerce sector, is adding a Design Director to their team. Interested candidates must come with prior agency experience in managing at least a small team (2+ designers), be both a truly creative thinker and possess a keen eye for detail. Do you have a passion for strong branding and design, a killer portfolio full of ideas and executions, and is very comfortable (and skilled) in delivering client presentations to “seal the deal”? The let’s start the conversation!

The client, located in the Byward Market area, has a great reputation for partnering with its clients, and maintains a positive work/life balance. This role will also be part of the core leadership team and play a role in the growth of the company. 


  • Oversee a team of creatives working from concept through to execution;
  • Partner with internal colleagues/teams in developing strategy and seeing execution through to delivery;
  • Ensure all creative is on brand for the client;
  • Manage and mentor the design team, driving continued growth of creative, thinking and capabilities.

What you and your experience bring to the company:

  • Keen interest in new technologies and trends (to learn from);
  • 2+ years leading, managing and mentoring a creative team within an agency environment;
  • Understanding of eCommerce
  • Clear, confident client facing communication skills;
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and delegate tasks to maximize team efficiency;
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to develop solutions “beyond the norm” (think creatively);
  • Comfortable managing multiple clients, projects and deliverables;
  • Thrives in environments where designs and ideas are thoughtfully challenged in the pursuit of a better outcome;
  • Remains flexible, optimistic, and fosters a positive work atmosphere.

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We appreciate your interest but due to time constraints we can only contact candidates in consideration. Creative Niche is dedicated to matching outstanding communication, design and interactive professionals with the right companies. If you are not contacted for the current role(s) for which you have applied, please be confident that your application will be electronically filed for future searches.

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