Creative Director

Our, very lovely, Creative Director for more than 15 years is moving on. And we are now looking for a new Creative Director to join our pursuit in creating outstanding digital products and services. If you feel that this could be you or somebody you know, please read on, or just get in contact immediately :) We are rather looking for good conversations than stellar portfolios, so no need to spring clean your full Behance-presence, just gather a few good cases and we will start from there.

Posted: 3/8/2022

Qualifications

Honestly, we are looking for a very talented person. Someone who is ambitious, talented and knows their way around people. A good track record of creating great digital designs is very much appreciated. It would be wonderful if you already have experience guiding others, maybe you are already a design lead? What is essential, is your urge and ability to unfold creative potential. You are characterised by:

  • A talented crafts-person within digital design
  • A strong communicator and storyteller - both spoken, written, and visually
  • A creative problem-solver
  • An experienced facilitator throughout all project phases
  • An excellent stakeholder manager
  • A person worth following
  • A go-do colleague who is ready to be our creative catalyst and make a real impact

You don’t need to speak danish and we are welcoming applications from anywhere in the world.

Who we are

We are 1508 - a Copenhagen based strategic design agency, born digital on the 15th of august 2000. We have been and done a lot of things along the way :). Today, we are tirelessly dedicated to solving wicked problems and creating meaningful change through design. We design and build digital products, services, and experiences. We see technology, data, sustainability, and ethics as enablers for creating digital products and services. We like to measure the impact that our solutions are making. We are always striving to put the user at the center of the solution, creating behavioural change and making an impact. We truly believe that design has the possibility and the responsibility to make the world a better place.

The role

As our new Creative Director we would love for you to deliver best in class design solutions. You will join our Management Team to set the strategic direction for the company, and you will be head of our very talented group of visual designers. You will be design lead for some of our clients and a sparring partner to others. You are a person worth following and have a proven track record of creating creative design solutions. You are a digital native and equally comfortable in creating brand platforms, digital design systems and inspirational solutions. The role includes:

  • Creating concepts and design solutions that makes us proud
  • Quality assurance role in terms of deliverables
  • Team lead for +5 visuals designers. Your main objective is to ensure continuous creative learning for the team
  • Finding and hiring of new creative talent
  • Being part of our Management Team, which includes both solving day-to-day challenges and defining and executing our strategy
  • Taking part in jury work for creative awards

How to apply

Send your application to job@1508.dk. We will be doing interviews continuously until we find the right candidate. Please contact Mikkel Jespersen, CEO and co-founder, if you have questions about 1508 or the position. You can reach Mikkel on mje@1508.dk or +45 27 11 50 80.

A little extra about 1508

1508 is a strategic design agency that has been around since 2000. We are a team of 32 skilled people and each of us adds to the unique 1508 spirit. We are not big fans of assholes and we like a no bullshit environment. We see our culture as our primary asset and our unfair advantage. We love to experiment with our own company and rhythm of work. Some of the experiments that have come to last are Fireside chats (no agenda hard talks), company-wide standups on Fridays, service jams where we share ideas and solutions, open management meetings and project retros. 1508 was acquired by Knowit in December 2021. Knowit is an international consultancy with a Nordic focus delivering services within Experience, Technology, Connectivity and Management Consultancy. 1508 continues as an independent company and now a part of Knowit Experience Denmark.

Apply to job@1508.dk