• We are a small studio doing big things

  • Creative environment in the Sutherland Shire, close to public transport

  • Top tier corporate and retail clients

design director

We are looking for an outstanding Design Director to help lead and inspire our growing studio.

The role & responsibilities:

  • As Design Director you will help define the creative direction of Creatik’s projects.

  • You will work with our Principal across all aspects of the studio. Including business development, design and delivery, studio and people management.

  • You will lead the design team to create outstanding results, enhance our way of working and foster a strong design culture.

  • You will work closely with our clients to understand their objectives, shape the brief, ensure the design intent is upheld whilst delivering effective creative solutions.

  • You will work seamlessly with our strategists and account managers.

  • You will be hands-on and take part in doing, as much as directing. Your own design work will set an extremely high bar for the studio.

  • Day to day you will adapt and jump from large, complex projects - to quick turnaround design tasks.

  • You will inspire, nurture and mentor your team. Sharing your experience, design methodologies and spending time with your team to guide them to great ideas.

  • You will take part in industry-related events to stay ahead and represent our studio.

  • You will contribute ideas and content to help promote and raise our profile.

We’re looking for someone who is: 

  • Armed with a knock-out portfolio demonstrating design skills that make others wish it was theirs.

  • Passionate about design, a brilliant conceptual thinker. Teeming with ideas and practical know-how to bring ideas to fruition.

  • Proactive, collaborative and driven by design excellence. A strong eye for, and all-round obsession with detail. Maintaining 100% standards at all times.

  • A great problem solver, with the ability to think ahead and bring clarity to complex situations. You’re tenacious, open minded and determined.

  • A great leader with a desire to develop and mentor a young design team. Considerate, encouraging and able to give constructive direction.

  • Optimistic, sunny by nature and keen to be part of our great studio culture.

Required skills & experience:

  • Min 10 years’ experience working at top design studios – with a Bachelor’s degree in design.

  • You are used to leading a design team and can improve processes and efficiencies.

  • You are a confident and compelling presenter, at ease talking with senior clients.

  • You are adept at prioritising client's needs alongside our own creative ambition.

  • Highly experienced in graphic design, visual identity, branding and packaging.

  • You are expert in Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Solid understanding of UX and digital design, with some experience in front-end design.

About Creatik

Creatik is a small, ambitious design studio in Sydney's south. We have a passion for design, our awesome clients and great studio culture. Our clients range from global corporations to local not-for-profits - and everything in between. We believe in what we are doing, where we are going and our enthusiasm shines through our attitude and work. We thrive on creativity, team spirit and elbow grease. And our client’s love us for it.


If you believe you can knock our socks off and deliver WOW to our clients, we want to hear from you. To apply, please send a one-page cover letter, resume and portfolio to: careers@creatik.com.au 

Applications close 25 March 2019.

Salary based on experience.  
You must be eligible to work in Australia. 
Only candidates who have made it to the shortlist will be contacted.