We are looking for a
Art Director (f/m/x)

Munich
You gained a lot of work experience as Art or Design Director? Now you are ready to inspire and guide teams and clients? Get in touch! 
Who we are 

 

IXDS is a collective of designers, technologists, researchers and entrepreneurs in Berlin and Munich. Collectively, we work towards a shared purpose: To create desirable and lasting impact by empowering individuals, teams, and businesses.

With a unique set of tools and methods, we uncover relevant user and market insights and leverage the best of existing technology to transform these insights into desirable product and service experiences. We work across the digital and analogue to create an enduring impact on organizations and people: Every day, we are getting our heads around how people will live their lives in the future – in smart homes or when they shop, how they manage their health intelligently or get from A to B in a seamless way, how they collaborate and live together in totally new formats. We think about how companies can offer smarter services to their clients and employees, finding smarter ways to manufacture and distribute goods. And we love to prototype this future, day by day: By continuously delivering reference experience prototypes we accelerate the invention and market readiness of meaningful products and services.

WHAT YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE

 

  • You will be responsible for the creative work on one of our key accounts in the digital domestic appliance sector. 
  • Therefore, your will be the main contact person for our client on all questions regarding concept and design. 
  • You will be the mentor for a team of designers and guide them regarding all interface design topics. 
  • You will be responsible for the quality of work and ensure high design standards by challenging your team of designers as well as the client. 
  • You will develop ideas (design and creation) closely with your design team and present it proactive to our customer.  
  • You will accompany the implementation and production of this ideas and be the sparring for our designers. 
  • You will lead a regular meeting regarding design critiques with your team and the client. 
  • You will support the Account Manager with the staffing and planning of team resources. 
WHAT YOU OFFER

 

  • You are a passionate and motivated interface / interaction design expert with a good understanding of interactions and software flows because that’s your daily business for at least 3 years
  • You have experience guiding and coaching teams and designers as a Design, Art or Creative Director but are also like to get your hands dirty and jump in when needed. 
  • You have great communication skills to moderate design critiques, lead workshops or present outcomes. 
  • You are capable of critically assessing a product or service to pinpoint what it is that makes it great. 
  • You have experience in customer management and client presentation. 
  • You see yourself as someone who’s able to keep client and team happiness at a high standard, always finding the right balance between the delivery of impeccable results and the work-life relationship of your team. 
  • You are business fluent in German and English. 
WHAT WE OFFER

 

  • A purpose-driven, collaborative working culture and studio atmosphere.
  • Work with clients ranging from startups to big corporates.
  • Great variety of projects in diverse contexts and industries.
  • Interdisciplinary teams to build and share knowledge and tackle complex challenges.
  • Supportive team culture cultivated in collective team lunches, thirsty thursdays, coffee dates etc.
  • Balanced working hours and a 4-day work week (80%).
  • The opportunity to take over responsibility quickly and shape your own career.
  • Fair pay and a bonus program for every team member.
  • Flexible collaboration tools and working hours/places to take your personal life situation into account.
Join us

 

If this sounds like the job for you, let’s talk! Send an email to work@ixds.com with your CV/portfolio, links to prior work and your salary expectations (80%).