The Role

* Must have US work authorization*

With 8+ years’ experience, and at least 2 years’ experience working directly with clients, design director candidates should have developed a portfolio of work and understand what it takes to implement great creative solutions. Design Directors at Prophet are responsible for translating brand strategy into powerful and purposeful designs. Design Directors work successfully with teams, build strong relationships with clients and colleagues and help lead the entire creative process, from strategy to execution.


  • Manage design teams across multiple client engagements, driving high-quality deliverables
  • Work in partnership with Strategic and Account teams to understand and manage client needs
  • Ability to define and implement innovative solutions for digital direction, visuals and experiences
  • Participate in the business development process, including working on pitches and presentations to prospective clients and developing proposals
  • Build deep client relationships across projects
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Work with vendors and outside specialty resources
  • Manage deliverables, timelines and budgets of all engagements
  • Provide leadership for project teams, infusing a superior design aesthetic into the work
  • Manage and cultivate the professional development of staff members
  • Contribute to studio culture, inspire others


  • 8 + years’ experience
  • Advanced in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in Sketch, InVision, and similar design and prototyping tools
  • BFA/BS/BA in Graphic Design or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with design systems
  • Experience managing teams with diverse design backgrounds
  • Long term client relationship development experience
  • Should be comfortable with travel necessary in a client service business
  • Solid verbal and written presentation skills
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills
  • Successfully manages time, process and workflow


About Prophet

Prophet is a consultancy that helps clients unlock uncommon growth by developing new business models, reimagining brands and experiences, driving demand and customer engagement and empowering people to transform their organizations. The largest privately-owned firm of its kind, Prophet brings a unique blend of creative and strategy to identify paths to purposeful, transformative and sustainable growth.

Based in San Francisco, with 14 global offices and more than 500 strategists, data analysts, marketers, digital experts and creatives, Prophet has worked with the world’s most successful companies, including AXA, CVS Health, The Home Depot, Samsung, T-Mobile, and UBS, partnering with them from ideation to in-market execution.

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer

Prophet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our people are everything to our business. We encourage all of our employees to be fearlessly human and unexpectedly irreverent, welcoming the entire person to the office every day – no matter where they come from, how they identify, who they love or what they look like. Therefore, all employment, promotion and evaluation decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit and business need.

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