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Published 2022-06-13 08:00 2022-06-13 08:00:00 2022-07-13 08:00:00
Design Director
  • Fulltime in Shanghai | Office
  • Salary: 35,000 - 55,000¥
  • Candidate Location: Only applicants currently in Shanghai

Job Description

We are looking for a Design Director who is able to quickly interpret business needs and client briefs and turn them into compelling creative solutions. Often working under tight deadlines while overseeing multiple projects, the Design Director must be a skilled manager of design team. The Design Director must be an effective communicator, especially when it comes to relaying creative concepts to design teams and customers.


  • Lead and guide the teams to create great user experiences:
  • 50% of the time is spent personally involved in design, creating and maintaining design methodologies and design standards
  • 50% of the time is spent on supervision, project coordination, quality assurance and communication (external and internal)
  • Focus on UI design (especially visualising the brand DNA) while maintaining both UI and UX components
  • Pushing the boundaries of UI design through constant experimentation, including 3D animation and effects
  • Integrate prototyping into the UI design process
  • Introduce design methodologies and innovations, particularly in the early stages of a project
  • Develop strong client relationships and act as a consultant and mentor
  • Lead client-facing workshops and presentations and participate personally in client presentations
  • Be a spokesperson for innovation and quality, and a mentor to team members


Standard benefits that all companies are offering, competitive salary, visa, annual leaves, IT equipment and possibility for onboarding in Germany and flexible hours.


  • A charismatic leader who combines a user-centered mindset with wicked creativity
  • Extensive experience working in a digital agency, 7+ years at a minimum
  • Knowledge of current design advances and standards
  • Experience with the latest tools and methodologies, especially Sketch, Figma, Adobe CC
  • Excellent written and oral skills to communicate clearly and negotiate effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • An advanced degree or significant post-undergraduate training in a related field, such as human-computer interaction, user research, graphic design, or industrial design is preferred
  • Experience in the automotive or mobility industry is a plus
  • Chinese & English is required


Application Instructions

Please provide resume with portfolio.

icon incar

icon incar is a highly specialized design consultancy for Automotive User Experience, Connectivity Concepts, Mobility Ecosystems and for Research and Development. We are a part of the icon group, a global consultancy for innovation, design and technology with offices around the globe.

When you work at icon incar, you have the opportunity to design the future of mobility. User Experience is at the core of everything we do, from UX and UI design to product and service development, prototyping, and industrialization. We support our clients in keeping their businesses ahead of the curve. Joining icon incar means you'll not only have access to the latest technologies - you’ll play a hand in leveraging them for our Fortune 500 clients.

With our centrally located offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Munich, Detroit, and Ingolstadt that come equipped with stocked kitchens and lounge areas, we hope you join us in our mission to designing a better future!

Office Address:

Jing’An New Century Plaza Room 1005 No.188 WuJiang Rd Jing’An district Shanghai, 200041 China


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