Global Design Director

New Business & Marketing London, England


Job title:                       Global Design Director

Location:                      Sea Containers London

Reporting to:                Nic McCarthy, Global Editorial Director



Our people are passionate about communication, storytelling and innovation; and we understand that design plays a vital role in our success as a business. If you love to push boundaries, you’ll feel right at home. Who are you? You are a talented presentation designer great graphic design skills. If you also happen to love digital design work such as social content, gifs, and web design that’s great.


About the role

We are seeking a Design Director to join our Global Marketing Team. The team’s focus is vital to driving Wavemaker’s business performance by helping fuel the growth of our clients, new business prospects, our brand and overall company culture.

As an integral part of the Global Marketing Team, the Design Director will be responsible for setting new standards for great design at Wavemaker, working closely with the Global Creative Director (based in New York), the Global Growth Team (mainly based in London) and helping our senior management transforming their thoughts, visions, strategies and data into creative and compelling presentations and marketing materials.

Wavemaker is a young brand, only two years old, and the Design Director will play an integral part in developing the brand to make us stand out from our competitors through amazing design.


You will be responsible for

  • Working with fast-paced teams to deliver creative pitch, client and conference presentations that’s wow and win clients
  • Creation of marketing materials, for use around the world both in digital and print
  • Help with creation of office environment and pitch graphics
  • Creating charts, infographics, and data visualizations for presentations
  • Image sourcing with light photo manipulation and colour corrections
  • Being a source of inspiration: Sharing best-in-class design examples, tips & tricks, hosting PowerPoint design workshops and in other ways being a force for better design across the wider Wavemaker network
  • Managing and developing the London-based Global Designer


Skills and Experience

  • The work is PC based so we’re looking for a highly skilled/expert user of MSFT Office for PC – fluency in PPT slide masters, template creations, multimedia and animation tools needed, and PPT 3D work is a plus
  • Experience in creating interactive charts and infographics
  • Knowledge of other production software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • A passion for visual storytelling and design
  • Experience in managing several projects simultaneously
  • Strong project management and prioritisation skills
  • An eye for detail, a creative and clever mind, a willingness to step in and take on tasks that often involve tight deadlines and working with multiple stakeholders – and a passion for excellence
  • Calm, courteous, culturally aware and highly collaborative, understanding that sometimes we are working to tight deadlines that require a level of flexibility and going ‘over and beyond’
  • An understanding of (and interest in) media, content and technology is a plus

Only candidates with a strong and diverse portfolio, including at least 3 PowerPoint presentation designs, will be considered.

This position may occasionally call for working evenings and weekends and could involve travel.

Development and opportunities

  • This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience, working with teams from around the world.
  • In return for your communication prowess, we will provide you with a comprehensive training and development package so that your experience with Wavemaker is rewarding on both a professional and a personal level.

Why Wavemaker? 

We’re all about Growing, Creating and Caring for our talent, our clients and society at large.

Launched in January 2018 Wavemaker is the world’s fifth largest media agency and the most pioneering. Our 7,600+ highly talented and motivated people collaborate across the globe in 90 countries working with world class clients. Wavemaker is passionate about investing in our people to help them develop and thrive. Our culture is one where talent is valued, ideas flourish, and innovation is happening exactly where media, content and technology meet.

We attract people and businesses that want to change the game. We believe that the most important career decision a person can make is the culture they choose to grow in. A culture that not only values great work but also great people. Join us today!

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

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