RISD is seeking a talented designer to lead and manage our Providence-based design team. This individual will partner with the Creative Director and Editorial Director to craft compelling stories about the institution across a broad range of platforms and mediums. The Design Lead will also be the day-to-day steward of our visual identity and coordinate its expression across the team's work.
Internationally recognized for its immersive model of art and design education, RISD emphasizes conceptually driven studio-based learning and robust liberal arts studies. It upholds the belief that art and design are essential to human progress, well-being and the innovation needed to transform life in the 21st century and is committed to playing a key role in promoting an inclusive, forward-thinking society. As an active and engaged member of the RISD Media Group and the larger community, the Design Lead will be a critical part in expressing this spirit of creative experimentation and progressive thinking to audiences around the globe.
The ideal candidate has deep experience conceptualizing, designing and producing brand experiences, as well as mentoring designers. You are a communications designer by trade, an expert typographer and can lead by example and with humility. In addition, you’ll lead a team of talented designers, foster their professional development, and create the ideal conditions for them to do great work.
Job Qualifications Required:
-Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field. MFA preferred. -7+ years experience, preferably at a design/branding studio or a design-forward in house team. -2+ years of hands-on management experience or proven success mentoring and developing designers. -Demonstrated ability to leverage typography, design systems and art direction to tell rich and engaging stories on behalf of a highly visual community across a variety of channels and mediums. -Strategic and conceptual thinker who can help translate and communicate creative briefs from our partners into actionable steps for the design team. -Ability to lead projects in a team environment, manage multiple priorities responsibly, and work well under deadlines. -Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Must be able to develop good working relationships with clients and co-workers, and give and receive constructive feedback. -Expert maker with strong Adobe and digital prototyping skills. -A strong, dynamic online portfolio that showcases a finely tuned aesthetic and an emphasis on digital-led work. -Interest in higher education and the arts & design.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 2030
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.