Design Director

Design Director




Based in Louisville, KBD is a growing branding and web agency that partners primarily with venture capital firms and enterprise technology companies to build compelling brands and cutting edge digital experiences. We are looking for a highly talented individual that can deliver innovative solutions with an “oh wow” factor for our predominately Silicon Valley-based clients. The ideal candidate should have a deep, well-rounded understanding of design principles (specifically in the B2B space) and should have the ability to create/support effective brands for our clients’ industries. Furthermore, the design director can expect to collaborate with the VP of Creative on a wide variety of topics including: leading a team of designers, logo & branding design, high-end Keynote/PowerPoint presentation design, printed collateral, trade show materials, video design, and much more.



KBD offers a unique opportunity to interact with some of the world’s hottest technology companies and venture capital firms. Expectations are high, but you’ll learn a lot and the perks are great, including extremely competitive salaries, 3 weeks paid time off to start, 100% paid health benefits, an awesome office in the Highlands, 6-week parental leave and lots of snacks. Plus, really talented colleagues and amazing clients.

Oversees day-to-day project management of active jobs, including estimating, scheduling, art direction oversight and presentation to clients for both design and web jobs
Oversees and coordinates with Project Manager for opening new jobs and updating existing jobs
Have a deep understanding of client industries, what problems they solve, how their technologies work and be able to understand how to translate that into design and guide other designers accordingly
Partner effectively with all departments to ensure delivery of on-time, on-budget, high-quality deliverables
Maintain a personable and open communication stream with clients through daily or weekly check in meetings throughout the project duration
Regular travel to the Bay Area for in-person client meetings
Communicates strategic goals into actionable design solutions
Managing clients requests to ensure the agreed upon scope of work is adhered to; creation of change orders as applicable.
Collaborate on a multitude of projects, ensuring KBD standards are met
Ensures the right resources are in place for a given project (designers, copy writers, animators, printers)
Communicate feedback with a clear and concise purpose
Coordinate with the VP of Creative for on-boarding of new team members
Stay up-to-date with design and technology trends and continually challenge and inspire the design team

5-10+ years working for an in-house creative team, design studio, or creative/agency environment
Experience in dealing with clients and delivering on short deadlines
BA or BFA in Graphic Design, Communication Design, or related field
Proficient in Adobe CC and Mac OS; advanced experience using Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint (specifically with templates and masters) is a must
Excellent communication and presentation skills, including ability to articulate conceptual design solutions to clients
Experience with Google Suite (Docs, Slides, Drive)
Must be agile and adaptable to constantly changing parameters
Ability to work and interact in a collaborative and open office setting
Willingness to work in the Louisville-based office (this is not a telecommute position)
Easily adaptable to changing priorities and client needs
Understanding/awareness of the aesthetic and culture of Silicon Valley
Open to travel

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