Job description

Archibat Asia is looking for an Interior Design Director for a foreign design firm to join their Shanghai Office.

Client-facing design practitioner…

  • Lead and develop people-centric, communications experiences and audience touch-points that result in measurable improvements to our clients’ key business metrics development of solid, long-term client relationships. 
  • Design for a variety of commercial clients with a core strength in communications design (brand, media, experience content strategy, print, visual, environment graphics, motion, film) and strong appreciation for digital interactive Communications
  • Influence and educate all within the business of the role and value of their discipline relevant to the creation of ‘Experience’
  • Influence and inform the creative direction of their discipline within each project, working with direction from Principals and other executive project leadership
  • Support Program team in the definition and management of project schedule, and the successful implementation of a wide range of projects within their discipline
  • Review Client needs and provide ongoing support
  • Balance multiple client projects at any one given time without compromising on the quality of their work

Marketing/Business Development…

  • Help to qualify, win and deliver projects to the highest level
  • Proactively participate in Business Development discussions, review briefing materials and plans of potential new clients
  • Assist in developing new business proposals, RFI’s, and evaluate feasibility of individual projects


  • The Director is to be available to staff and clients to ensure the daily efficiency of the studio
  • Meet monthly with reporting team members, helping to identify their personal growth objectives and assess ways in which their annual education budget can be most effectively distributed and measured
  • Provide full cooperation to Program and Operations teams to review use of resources and drive success, monitoring key metrics such as project profitability and project revenue forecasts and reconciliation, proactively correcting any issues that may be identified

Required profile

  • A gifted, mature design practitioner with at least 10 years professional experience working across multiple communications disciplines and an ability to work well under pressure, often under critical deadlines
  • A self-starter with high degree of initiative requiring minimal supervision
  • A team player with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An invaluable and integral part of the overall success of their local studio, with an ability to interact with all levels of our organization Globally.

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