Director of Brand and Design Strategy
Tesser, an award-winning, San Francisco-based brand strategy and design firm, is looking for a highly experienced Director of Brand and Design Strategy to join its team. We are a tight-knit, hard-working agency with exciting national-level brand imaging projects specifically focused in consumer goods and restaurant/retail design. We work for national and international clients, like Wendy’s, Chili’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Cost Plus World Market, and Dominos.
Right brain and left brain—you are equally skilled at using both. You not only have passion for where analytical strategy meets emotively driven design, but you have been involved in imparting a clear strategic vision for the visual evolution of some of the largest retail/restaurant or food brands in the country. A thought leader, you have played a key role within a design agency or brand consultancy for at least 5 years while having spent at least 15 years of your career in creative services
You have a strong understanding of the latest research methodologies and are skilled at using research to shape brand messages and provide context for strategic design recommendations. You believe strategy is an integral part of the on-going design process and have been actively involved in making sure that the design execution across all touch points is always on-brief and on-brand.
Pragmatic by nature, you have strong analytical, listening and interpreting skills and can absorb and distill information quickly and meaningfully. You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, and have the ability to put together compelling, inspiring presentations with clear and organized content and strong visual appeal. You are a positive part of an agency’s culture and are an effective people manager for extended project teams and direct reports. You have working knowledge of MS Office Suite, particu-larly PowerPoint & Keynote and are familiar with Adobe Creative Suite. Mac user is a plus.
About the Position
As the Director of B&D Strategy, you will lead the strategy practice at Tesser. Through leading client sessions, coordinating research initiatives and uncovering consumer insights, you will be responsible for creating well thought-out recommendations on brand and design strategy. In addition to this client-facing leadership role, you will help provide internal strategic direction for the growth and development of Tesser as a member of the management team, and lead and/or participate in other special high-level initiatives as appropriate. Furthermore, you will play an active role in helping Tesser continue to win business.
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