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BaseNYC is Seeking a Design Director

BaseNYC is expanding and to support our growing team we are looking for an additional Design Director. As Design Director at Base, you will be in charge of building iconic brands through the development of strategies, stories, personalities and identity systems for a wide range of clients. In this senior role, you will inspire, lead and guide both external and internal constituencies. Specifically:

Inspire clients

  • Help clients define and solve complex communication problems through overarching design strategy.
  • Work with clients to create a unique brand story and experience that is uncompromisingly and uniquely “them.”
  • Guide clients towards new and innovative design solutions using your persuasive leadership skills, clear communication, and a comprehensive knowledge of branding.

Inspire the internal team through creative excellence

  • Take charge of and nurture the Base team through your energy, inspiration and organization.
  • Be passionate about the intersection of design, contemporary issues, technology and trends
  • Design at an extremely high level so as to lead by example.
  • Seek creative and innovative ways to create iconic brands from concept to design that are fresh, contemporary and relevant.
  • Direct, critique, and mentor designers and oversee all design work and team presentations.


  • 6+ years creative experience
  • Proactive. Positive. Rigorous.
  • “Maintain open-minded approach to leading the design team so as to inspire and “constructively critique” their work
  • Exceptionally decisive when it comes to major creative choices.
  • Equal parts creative & strategic
  • A fundamental understanding of project management, budget and timing.
  • A restless thinker with a desire to challenge, surprise and stretch those around you
  • Both highly-skilled & well-rounded (across all channels of graphic design and identity systems, and in many platforms, from web to physical).
  • Able to lead multiple projects that vary in scale at any given time.
  • Be culturally engaged and perpetually curious about the world around you.

How to apply
Please send the following to with subject header: Design Director.

  • Please send a CV and portfolio in PDF format
  • Your contact information