Career Opportunities

Design Director, Creative

Want to help ground-breaking organisations tell their stories creatively?

Helping to drive the creative direction of campaigns and working closely with Arian Oldroyd, our Creative Director, this Design Director would understand typography, layout, animation, quality control, planning and design process.

Working as part of Madano’s Creative Practice, the Design Director would be a key team member, offering strategic input to creative meetings and sharing ideas, producing attractive and effective designs for all media, work with the wider team at Madano, along with external and internal clients to provide excellent customer service.

The Design Director would be accountable for project briefs, responsible for establishing the brief accurately, provide estimates on time and costs of delivery, to different milestones, provide design concepts, present options for treatment, work to the deadlines set, proof and produce / amend final design.

The Fundamentals

  • A natural creative ‘flair’ and strong visual sense
  • Strong commercial understanding and project management
  • Ability to create original design concepts, in scope and on time
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Flexible and practical approach, to adapt to a changing brief and broader landscape
  • Motivation to strive for and achieve excellent design standards for self and team members
  • Articulate in creative ideas
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills and ability to present ideas and information
  • Ability to mentor and nurture talent, taking accountability for quality within the team
  • Desire to identify new, improved ways of working to increase efficiencies
  • Be able to build trusted relationships with team members and clients

About Madano

Madano is committed to building a better world through intelligent and digital communications. We work with clients who are solving the major challenges of our time through science and technology – helping them tell their story, make the right connections, change attitudes and influence behaviours.

Our people are highly motivated and engaged, always encouraged to make their voices heard and given the opportunity to progress. And while we deal with serious issues, we make sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously along the way. Questioning accepted wisdom, always looking for alternative solutions, ours is a purpose-driven culture where everyone pulls together to make a lasting difference.

We have resolved to work only with organisations whose values align with our own. And we employ people who demonstrate a genuine commitment to delivering positive change. 

Our Benefits

As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive benefits package includes:

  • 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays (rising to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Private Medical insurance (for you and your family)
  • Income Protection insurance
  • Life Assurance at 4x your salary
  • Financial support and advice
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual wellness benefit of £150
  • Four-week sabbatical after every 5 years’ service.

Madano offers a range of first rate, dedicated training that enables employees to take control of their careers to become experts in their field and trusted advisors to clients.

*Some benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.

Equal Opportunities

Madano is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. At all times we aim to recruit, develop and promote the very best people, basing judgement solely on suitability for the job.

We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people, ethnic minorities and neurodiverse people.

How to apply

If you’re interested in hearing more, please email us, or if you’d like to apply, please send your latest CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. 

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. However, please note that Madano is not registered to sponsor applicants.