Design Manager

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
Posted Date 6 months ago(1/9/2020 12:30 PM)
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At Vectorworks, we are taking necessary measures to navigate the changing circumstances we are faced with. Unfortunately, we are not in a position of hiring at this time. However, we are currently accepting full-time and internship applications for future consideration. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through these difficult times.

-Vectorworks Talent Acquisition Team




What's in it for you?


As part of the Creative Team, you’ll work collaboratively with designers, developers, and media producers, and work closely with the broader marketing teams, sales, product, and a variety of other teams in the organization. This position will work closely with the Creative Director to drive the design strategy and direction for the brand. You’ll develop and articulate the brand visual language to create memorable, strategic communications and designs across all consumer touch points at a global scale.


We're building something that people use every day. You’ll be challenged. You’ll be inspired.

If you are looking for an opportunity to have a lasting impact on a growing team, we hope you'll take the time to learn more about this role!


 In this role, you should expect to:

  • Oversee the design team by assigning, scheduling, supporting and mentoring staff.
  • Develop strategies for both short-term and long-term design initiatives
  • Present design decisions and processes openly, clearly, and confidently, regardless of the audience
  • Ensure the completion and delivery of high-quality design work so that we can continually improve what we create and how we design
  • Direct and evaluate the work of others; mentor less experienced designers and help to develop their technical and professional skills
  • Inspire and embrace challenges and new ways of thinking
  • Strategically implement a combination of conceptual and design skills, leading design direction from concept through completion
  • Create original and compelling work for campaigns and experiences across multiple mediums
  • Collaborate with the broader creative and marketing teams to help communicate and expand the brand design and visual language
  • Provide design and creative support across all departments
  • Participate in strategic and conceptual brainstorms
  • Participate in developing design and brand guidelines


Why do you want this job? Because you are:

  •  A strategic and conceptual thinker who embraces challenges and new methods of thinking
  • A self-starter with non-stop curiosity and desire to improve on yourself and our output
  • A problem solver who can identify team strengths and weaknesses, establish training plans and staffing recommendations that align the team’s skill set to business needs and technical innovations
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and strong communications skills
  • Someone who can work under tight deadlines with high attention to detail

Why do we want you? Because you have:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in design or a related field.  The equivalent in work experience will be considered.
  • 8+ years of professional design experience in an agency or in-house setting, with 3+ years of experience as a Senior or Lead Designer
  • Familiarity with technical aspects of web development and ability to work constructively with development teams, including but not limited to understanding of HTML, CSS
  • A compelling portfolio of work that demonstrates high quality of design across multiple mediums within a variety of campaigns and projects.

 Extra credit:


Vectorworks Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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