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South American Head of Design

Ugly Duck Ltd

We are a young team that specialises in affiliate sports marketing. We are expanding our portfolio of websites to target the South American region. We are looking for somebody who can help us expand into this market by marketing our website and content for our sites in Spanish to a South American Audience.


The Head of Design for our South American expansion is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of our design and creative output. It's a leadership role, with accountability for online and offline design output and commercial success of the design and creative department. You will ensure design and creative deliverables are aligned to business objectives and customer expectations and executed within budget and timescales. It also involves working with internal and external contractors, pitching designs, and understanding customer needs. At times, we require you to develop visual designs, and at other times, be responsible for recruiting and managing multi-disciplinary third party suppliers as well as internal design resources. It will involve you using your best practice toolkit to implement new processes and practices to improve efficiency of the design and creative department.


- Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organisation and that advance our brand and proposition strategy
- Managing the design team and freelancers as required and helping develop our people
- Influencing design led thinking across the business
- Lead concept development in relation to design and creative outputs
- Take a lead role in managing the design and creative elements of projects specifically for our expansion into the South American Market and be point of contact for brand and creative projects
- Develop and manage productivity and to continuously improve the design team’s production capabilities
- Ensuring that design and creative projects are delivered on time and to budget ensuring commercial success
- Provide quality control over design outputs and production
- Working with other team members to deliver projects and activity to deliver against deadlines

Skills and competencies

- Knowledge of Spanish and English is a must
- Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of online and offline design work
- The ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and others, influencing external and internal stakeholders
- Excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
- A strong working knowledge of online and offline design, brand development and the creative process
- Ability to lead design projects from concept to completion
- Ability to supervise and develop employees
- Experience with software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Hours - Full time
Salary - Based on experience.



- Previous experience in an marketing environment is essential and any experience in the South American marketing environment is an asset
- At least two years experience in a designer role including concept development
- Proven track record in creating excellent brand and design work from concept to production

Full Time
€15,000 to €20,000

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