Design Manager


We're looking for...

A talented, ambitious Design Manager, who is passionate about the power of design to influence customer experiences, products and services of the future.

We design innovation propositions that merge business, operations, strategy and communications designs. This spans across digital, print and environmental.

The role in a nutshell

  • You will be responsible for driving strategic creative vision and inspired outcomes across print, digital, moving image, environmental – whatever touchpoint is most appropriate for the brief.
  • You will be leading the design team and be able to provide support across multiple internal and external work streams, with the ability to delegate as well as get your hands dirty (when required) to get the job done.
  • You’ll have the ability to act as a design mentor as well as being open to learning from other team members to strengthen creative standards and the value of design.
  • You’ll be responsible for identifying, engaging, managing and providing creative direction to external suppliers and partners including producers, animators, web developers, etc.
  • You’ll be responsible for deepening and building the design capability of the London practice. We are a small, but growing team and every individual contributes to our collective ways of working, culture and personality.

You have:

  • 8+ years’ experience in a reputable design agency or similar experience
  • Technical expertise in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects (highly desirable)
  • Video and motion skills are highly desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Expert understanding of typography, design rules and rigorous design systems, also knowing when and how to break them
  • Industry experience creating new brands and businesses
  • A passion for learning about the world, human behaviour and the motivations that lie beneath the surface to create solutions that fit into people’s lives
  • Confidence in your design decisions – you can explain ‘why’ in clear, non-jargon terms
  • Knowledge on best design practices and what’s happening in design today

You'll love doing the following (but you're not limited to this list):

  • Experience design – designing immersive, holistic experiences for our clients
  • Storytelling – bringing ideas to life through excellent presentation skills and design of compelling touchpoints across all types of mediums for different audiences
  • Brand creation – creating brand worlds to communicate the value of a new service, offering or idea including high fidelity prototyping and piloting
  • Information design – communicating insights and information in a clear and compelling way
  • Internal communications – driving marketing within the Deloitte network, building credentials, presentations, brand-pieces, content for social media channels
  • Presentations – Developing and sharing Doblin IP and point of view to clients, internal partners and colleagues

Our design expectations and thinking

  • We value strategic, systemic design thinking and understand its role in business
  • We’re highly collaborative in nature, drawing motivation from effective teamwork, but can also work independently when needed
  • We value the bigger picture but don’t compromise on detail – spelling, grammar, typesetting and grids are all important to our craft
  • We design for problem-solving, to make ideas real – not just to make them pretty
  • We work iteratively in often ambiguous conditions and are not afraid to reassess and adapt to changing project needs

About Doblin

We are a global design-led innovation consultancy with over 30 years of experience helping clients to grow, evolve and create new propositions. Doblin has pioneered the application of design methods, social science and business strategies to inform and navigate complex innovation challenges. Our growing London practice is home to a diverse and talented team of designers, researchers and strategists. We partner with some of the world’s biggest corporate clients on projects and issues that matter to their businesses, but most importantly to people, society and changing human needs.

How to apply

Please send your portfolio and CV to along with your response to the following question:

How would you describe your role of designer in shaping the world around you?

(150 words)

You must have a portfolio of previous work to be considered for this role.