Associate Design Director

Design · Toronto, Ontario
Department Design
Employment Type Full–Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

We believe that small, collaborative, and cross-functional teams are best equipped to ship the most optimal project outcomes. Within these teams, members of our Design group play a critical role ensuring the work we produce is supported by principles, delivering on the needs and expectations of both end users and the business.


As Associate Design Director, you’ll lead teams in defining the work we produce, from how it should function to how it should feel. You’ll collaborate with strategists, writers, engineers, producers, and clients, applying your experience in visual design, user experience, interaction, and brand, to ensure the work we ship is exceptional and supports objectives. This is a hands-on role, leading projects from ideation through deployment, while managing, mentoring, and supporting a team of designers.


This role is open to remote candidates with preference for Vancouver, Toronto, NYC, or remote.


What You’ll Do


  • Lead, manage, and empower cross-functional teams to produce exceptional work
  • Guide the design process bringing together strength in interface, interaction, and brand
  • Define project goals and objectives that go beyond the brief and support our mission
  • Drive concepting and ideation in pursuit of innovative approaches and solutions
  • Help guide the craft of projects that require greater hands-on design guidance
  • Play a lead role in client workshops, presentations, and reviews
  • Foster an environment that balances high performance with happiness and healthiness


What You’ll Bring


  • 8+ years experience prototyping and designing for web and mobile
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating skill, craft, thinking, and experience
  • Expertise with UI patterns, systems, grids, typography, identity, and brand principles
  • Mastery of Figma, Sketch, and Adobe CS
  • Experience in a design manager role, mentoring colleagues, and engaging with clients
  • A clearly defined design approach and methodology
  • Knowledge of front-end code, frameworks, and constraints
  • Ability to work within PST and EST time zone work hours


About Engine Digital


At Engine Digital, we believe modern business is driven by a focus on the customer and built upon exceptional brand experiences, seamless digital commerce, and frictionless services. It is through this lens that we help our clients to harness design as the foundation for differentiation and a driver of growth.


We’re committed to building a diverse team and to operating an inclusive organization that represents the makeup of our community. We do not accept discrimination on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship, origin, religion, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or military status.


No recruiters, agencies, or phone calls please.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Design
  • Employment Type
    Full–Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor