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Head of Design

About Apegroup

We are looking for a new Head of Design to work on the next generation of digital experiences.

Apegroup is a Stockholm based digital studio dedicated to change, build and run digital business, products and content.

We’re made up of 50 people of all ages and in a marvelous mix between coders, designers and business people. We’re all from different backgrounds and different parts of the world. But what we all share is a passion for doing great digital work.

Since 2001 we’ve been part of more than 100 digital initiatives helping brands grow, creating value and increasing profit for local and global clients like McDonald’s, ICA, Hemnet, MTG, Fortum, TV4, IKEA and Söderberg & Partners.

 

Head of Design

As the Head of design you will lead a team of Design Directors, Art Directors, UX Designers, Copywriters and Filmmakers. Together with the team, you are working to continuously improve and develop new digital experiences for our clients. You work with a highly engaged and passionate team, together with colleagues and clients from around the world, in an open, playful and creative environment. As Head of Design you are part of the Apegroup management team and reports directly to our CEO. Your role in the company is integral, your ability to coach your team and drive innovative design into all facets of our projects is imperative. As Head of Design you will together with your team have the ability to take digital experiences to the next level and expand and evolve our service offering.

Sounds interesting? Good! You’ll be joining a group of very talented and inspirational people. Learn to orchestrate them well there is no end to the possibilities. Everyone working at Apegroup is warm and welcoming (the 10 people strong design team is no different) and the place has a more homely feeling than the usual workplace. You will be given the chance to roll up your sleeves and do real work for great clients.

 

What we are looking for

  • Background as a designer working in an agency or consultancy.
  • Proven leadership skills and a track record of growing creative teams
  • A strategic thinker but not shy to roll up your sleeves to do hands on work
  • Tough enough for our team, humble enough for the rest
  • Visionary – Set clear goals and lead us there
  • A mentor – We will excel, help us on the way
  • Young at heart - keep us on toe
  • A team player - lead by example

 

Responsibilities 

  • Create world class digital experiences and be responsible for the overall quality of Apegroups design work
  • Be an engaging leader that inspire, complement and challenges the team and mentor every designer to achieve personal goals
  • Promote the team's needs in the management team and lead the management teams actions in the design team
  • Pursue good relations with clients and identify new business opportunities
  • As key driver of the management team you work to align and foster creative, collaborative, effective and competitive working practices
  • Overall responsible for our design offering in terms of profit and loss

 

It’s essential that you have experience in these following areas

Service, UX and Product Design

  • Branding and Identity work
  • Content, photo and film
  • Extensive knowledge of digital design practices (iterative processes as well as agile methods).
  • At least 5 years experience managing design teams
  • At least 10 years experience in design roles
  • Background from an agency, studio or consultancy background (read, advertising, design, digital)
  • ​Considerable experience working within multidisciplinary teams
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