Director of Design Resume Samples

A Director of Design takes responsibility for providing world-class products and experiences and oversees the design teams that lead the designing projects. While actual duties vary from setting to setting, and on the needs of the employer, the following are certain universal tasks mentioned on the Director of Design Resumeconceptualizing design projects and coming up with creative ideas, developing strategic plans, choosing specific design elements for various projects, supervising design projects; choosing design team for projects; developing and implementing various activities for the creative department; and participating in client meetings.

While hiring for this role, employers seek applicants with the following skills and abilities – extensive experience in managing assets and monitoring advertising design projects; knowledge of web-based technologies; profound knowledge of CMS and efficiencies; and familiarity with MAC and PC platforms. An Associate’s degree in graphic design, fine arts, and advertising is accepted by employers.

Director of Design Resume example

Director of Design Resume

Objective : As a Director Of Design, responsible for Identifying opportunities to integrate technologies to improve the student learning experience. Experience in Communicating with vendors and coordinate services.

Skills : Real Estate Development Management, Construction Management, Program / Project Management, Architectural Design.

Description :

    1. Supervised, managed, and mentored the creative and technical team for a design firm.
    2. Led the design team on each project from concept to completion.
    3. Achieved a significant profit percentage increase by negotiating pricing and fees, while ensuring the continuation and enhancements of services.
    4. Motivated and influenced the creative team.
    5. Executed daily operations of creating, training, and overseeing all projects and designers within our department.
    6. Assigned creative leads and developed accounts and project leads.
    7. Formulated an environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity and selling merchandise.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED


Director of Design Resume

Headline : A focused and results-driven designer with extensive expertise encompassing entitlement packages, site- planning, property development, conceptual packages, schematic design, and design development. A reliable producer who consistently employs exceptional analytical skills to identify areas for improvement and implement strategic changes for lasting results.

Skills : Photoshop, Graphic Design, Social Media Management, Creative Direction, Illustrator, Event Planning, Motion Graphics, Video Editing, Art Direction.

Description :

    1. Handled design and construction administration of multi-million dollar projects.
    2. Performed research and preparation of design entitlement packages and many site-planning studies to find optimal solutions for development schemes.
    3. Worked on many large and small scale projects, with varying degrees of complexity and engagement.
    4. Developed Conceptual Package, Schematic Design, and Substantial Conformance Review Documents for The University Towne Center, in La Jolla, California Developed Conceptual Package, Schematic Design, and Design Development Packages for Westfield Topanga, The Village.
    5. Acted as Team Leader and Lead Designer for the redevelopment of Broward Mall in Florida.
    6. Included an addition of a regal Theatre and redevelopment and upgrade of a New Dining Court.
    7. Served as lead designer of a redevelopment project for Santa Anita Mall.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science


Director of Design Resume

Summary : Results oriented manager with over 27 years' experience developing and managing the development of a wide variety of products for diverse industries. Proven management success in process development and innovation strategies in both private industry and volunteer-based professional organization. Career long experience working with many different professions in many different countries and cultures.

Skills : Microsoft Excel, Interpersonal Skills, Managing Skills.

Description :

    1. Managed a department of five Industrial Designers and three Graphic Designers.
    2. Developed company's first Roadmap of new products including launch dates by season and team members by the project.
    3. Developed Industrial Design process guidelines, which improved the quality of output.
    4. Liaised with DAKA Engineering in China and the UK on a daily basis to creatively solve product development issues and maintain schedules.
    5. Served as Lead Designer for the redevelopment of West Covina Mall.
    6. Interfaced regularly with clients during the design process and preparation of presentations, to ensure the design is executed and developed throughout the process of the design phase.
    7. Conferred with the client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Director of Design Resume

Summary : Twenty-five years of increasing responsibility in displays/fixtures and exhibits. Significant strengths in conceptualizing, new product development, and meeting the customer's expectations. Highly involved, curious, and creative designer with a proven track record of providing visually pleasing and effective merchandisers in highly competitive markets.

Skills : Assisting, MS Office, Directing.

Description :

    1. Managed a graphic design team generating visual arts from small promotional literature to medium backdrops to large scale four-color banners.
    2. Conceptualized a nine-hundred square foot trade show booth with the goals being a more corporate look, a central area to highlight the featured food products, and developing an effective way to incorporate a portable cooktop for food preparation and distribution to booth visitors.
    3. Designed a back wall outfitted with niches holding individual, backlit bins displaying the product (rice).
    4. Impressed with using their product as part of the full design - and the corporate look sought was achieved through rich woodgrains against black accents.
    5. Updated several existing exhibits that clients wished to improve by retrofitting graphics, adding feature displays or kiosks, or reconfiguring the booth elements.
    6. Conceptualized, developed, and retrofitted both new and existing trade show booths.
    7. Managed internal ad agency design staff responsible for executing advertising campaigns for national leaders in senior housing, offering apartments.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Director of Design Resume

Objective : Highly qualified Director of Design with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and I would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

Skills : Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design, Mobile Design,.

Description :

    1. Created transformations for 3 new markets including trade dress and interior design while coordinating with Marketing and Supply on brand evolution efforts and led teams of 4-20+ to design multiple specialty elements intended to enhance guest experience and the bottom line.
    2. Guided the organization on design professional practices and technologies; such as Revit, mockups, LEED practices and implementation, document management and distribution, etc.
    3. Managed new and existing work of 30+ restaurants, exponentially increasing for Real Estate identification through Operations turnover while completing 25% of the primary document development oversight and review.
    4. Managed the evolution of FF&E specifications to meet standards of durability, design intent, cost, schedule, and functionality.
    5. Quarterbacked incoming preliminary site plans, floor plans, and elevations for new and refurbished sites with regards to design/brand intent, costs, and schedule prior to presentation of Executive review.
    6. Led coordination with internal and external parties; Directors, Project Managers, Vice Presidents, Executives, vendors, and contractors to achieve 30+ project completions and implementation in a 12 month period.
    7. Developed/collaborated/presented comprehensive strategies and materials for brand evolution and redesigns to the Executive team.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Director of Design Resume

Summary : Highly accomplished and high performing Director of Design Designer with 25 years' experience leading architectural and interior design high end residential and commercial projects. Licensed Architect in Florida, New Jersey and Connecticut. Extensive experience in leading clients through design from inception to completion, product selection, project tracking and scheduling and budget control.

Skills : MS Office, Coordinating, Customer Service.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the set-up of all key functions of design and procurement for a new start-up project management and procurement firm targeting privately and publicly held National brands scaling to a larger platform.
    2. Analyzed and standardized designs relative to branding conformity.
    3. Provided organizational design and effectiveness recommendations, implemented a buyout and procurement system for franchisees.
    4. Provided advice and recommendations on site selection.
    5. Set up of all purchasing agreements with utilized vendors.
    6. Reported directly to the Vice President and Board.
    7. Focused new and existing team members to embrace corporate initiatives and encouraged a teaming environment to attain specific goals through empowerment and strategic communication.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Director of Design Resume

Headline : As a Director of Design, Responsible for successful execution of development projects, including entitlement, design, procurement, permitting, construction, and transition to building operation at three Chicago-based real estate development companies.

Skills : Graphic Design, Inventory Management, Events, Food Design, Patternmaking, Display Design, Production, Project Management, Basic Carpentry.

Description :

    1. Managed the design direction and completion of multiple events at once.
    2. Maintained budgets on all projects and Negotiated prices with Vendors.
    3. Directed a full-time team of 4 with additional freelancers on larger projects.
    4. Designed and Constructed multiple Event Display Pieces.
    5. Created all Signage used at our events.
    6. Developed Spec Sheets to communicate Production needs to Vendors.
    7. Communicated with clients on their specific needs to meet their event's desired look.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
G.E.D

Director of Design Resume

Headline : As a Director Of Design, responsible for Managing design, budget, and production of more than 1,000 projects annually, including quarterly member magazine, visitor guide, exhibition catalogs, visitor maps, on-site event posters, and wayfinding and membership direct mail.

Skills : Proficient In Adobe CS Suite, Microsoft Programs, Department Budgeting, Managing Creative Teams.

Description :

    1. Led team of print and web designers, writers, editors, photographers, volunteers, freelance, and agencies in the design and messaging of all communication projects.
    2. Capitalized on new opportunities and in an effort to grow the institution, working with senior staff and CEO to transform a 20-page member newsletter into an 80-page, a self-sustaining publication highlighting all programs, classes, and events at the Garden that was marketed to all 50K members both in print and online and increased class enrollment.
    3. Developed and led the team to fulfill the marketing plans to grow awareness for events, programming, and classes at the Garden through print, online, and social media.
    4. Procured advertising space, printers, book publishers, and exhibit and signage fabricators as needed.
    5. Ensured all projects meet institutional missions and goals.
    6. Regularly collaborated with senior staff, board members, and women's board members on publications and other communication efforts.
    7. Served on strategic planning team with senior staff and board, on a $148 million capital campaign, a separate $50 million science campaign, and an institution-wide rebranding effort.
    8. Directed redesign and rebrand of all publications: online, print, online, interpretive signage, on-site wayfinding, new donor recognition walls, and a refreshed visual aesthetic for the Garden.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
G.E.D

Director of Design Resume

Objective : Seeking a Director Of Design, responsible for Managing the design team and provided art direction for three separate brands. Experience in Developing the company's first design department and a request system to handle internal and external design projects for three separate brands.

Skills : Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Computer, Customer Service, Critical Thinking, Research.

Description :

    1. Created a new brand strategy for the resurfacing of the Pony apparel brand globally.
    2. Developed a silo pyramid strategy from fundamentals to performance apparel and accessories.
    3. Designed, Developed innovative products to reflect the new pony vision, creating an authentic direction setting Pony apart from the competition.
    4. Responsible for innovation platforms seasonally, then from the development stage overseas through to wear test program, and final execution.
    5. Liaisoned with overseas manufacturing to design and develop the line and addressed quality issues relating to fit and performance.
    6. Managed a design team in cross categories, and work on an ongoing basis to ensure product cohesion from footwear to apparel.
    7. Extensively traveled all countries sourcing potential factories for performance development technology and innovation.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Director of Design Resume

Objective : A dynamic professional with valuable experience in sales and design. Successful history of exceeding challenging quotas and winning customer loyalty. Highly organized and self-managed with a great work ethic. Proficient in learning product lines quickly, connecting with customers, and maintaining high sales performance. Friendly, reliable, and hard-working.

Skills : CSS, HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, CSS3, Wordpress, After Effects, Responsive Design, Web Design, Drupal, JQuery, Javascript, Bridge, Graphic Design.

Description :

    1. Designed a line of boats for CP Leek ( Pacemaker ) up to 65'.
    2. Designed interiors for nursing homes.
    3. Designed a line of office furniture for Columbia, and for Robert John Co.
    4. Designed several consumer products including kitchen range hoods, pots and pans, electronic equipment, and commercial refrigerators still in use.
    5. Designed several furniture showrooms.
    6. Consulted Design Computervision Corp., Burlington, MA.
    7. Helped Computervision grow from a group of six people with an idea, to a world leader in computer graphics employing thousands.
    8. Designed the original interactive (C.A.D.) multimedia terminal and a precision photoplotter.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma